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Global Tech Net Giants Tech & Society

Why Zuckerberg Is Not Worthy

Here’s why the CEO and Facebook should not be a model for leaders determined to do right by all stakeholders. At Techonomy we’ve been thinking about that as we work to compile a list of “Worthy” tech companies.   More

Global Tech Startup Culture The Future of Work

Canada’s Tech Scene Is Having A Moment: Pay Attention

Canada has firmly arrived on the global tech stage.The success is anything but overnight, and its secret sauce — quality of life, deep talent pool, great governance — isn’t going away.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Policy

Dethroning Facebook’s Benevolent Dictator

Facebook concentrates far too much power in private hands. Working together with governments, its users must reign in Facebook's sweeping power and work towards a world of true human-centered digital connection.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Media & Marketing

Kids have Kickstarted the Metaverse

Today’s children carry the world in their pockets. The metaverse gives them the agency to build and shape that world.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights Global Tech Government

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: A Pragmatic Approach

Europe is forging ahead with rational regulation of artificial intelligence. It will likely influence the entire world as much as did the GDPR on privacy.   More

Global Tech Partner Insights

America’s Perilous Tech Clash With China

Tensions between the countries over tech, particularly telecoms, continue to grow. A very opinionated recent session found frustration abounds. Huawei spoke out, as did China's critics.   More

5G Global Tech International Affairs

Can Tech Globalization Succeed With the U.S. and China At Odds?

The geopolitics of technology continues to get more and more fraught. Could the world's top tech powers ever reverse course and begin to cooperate?   More

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Why Everything Requires “Whole of Society” Solutions

“It will require all of us to work together–and harness tech–to solve our many complex challenges.” It’s on all of us to come up with the kind of multi-stakeholder, interconnected, multi-faceted solutions we need.   More

Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

What is Unity in a Digital Era?

How can we come together? That is the question of our era. It applies across domains, across cultures, across the world. Our planet and our society have proven themselves more fragile than we believed, and the past year has proven that things can get very very bad, very quickly. Meanwhile, 2020 also proved, decisively, that […]   More

Community Insights Global Tech International Affairs Space

Tech Diplomacy: An Urgent Imperative as China Strengthens

Augmenting diplomatic engagement in technology-related fields will be key, especially in the context of a rising China.   More

Global Tech Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Year the World Finally Became Techonomic

Zooming from home, tech stock insanity, ceaseless digital transformation and even a new cyberwar–in 2020 tech finally landed decisively at the center of modern life. The world is forever altered.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Disentangling the Escalating US-China Tech Battle

Internet companies are now central to the growing geopolitical battle for influence between the US and China. even as China supports and promotes its own companies around the world, the US is in effect beginning to suppress ours, with antitrust enforcement looming for both Google and Facebook. How will this battle play out and what does it mean for U.S. soft power and global influence?   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Global Tech

We Need a New International Organization: The Science Readiness Reserves

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for institutional renewal and reform. The only way to face the uncertainties of the future is to build more, stronger public-private partnerships, and on a global basis.   More

Global Tech Mobile

Big Tech Drives South. The Road Goes Through India.

India is artfully positioning itself to be a beneficiary of the tech conflict now accelerating between the U.S. and China. Reliance Jio, a very Indian sort of national champion, may benefit most.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Where Next For US-China Tech?

The American and Chinese tech and internet industries have long been intertwined, but recent moves by the Trump administration aggressively seek to sully those ties. So what comes next?   More

Business Global Tech Net Giants

Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

A Microsoft acquisition won’t end well, argues Raskin. Here's why she's rooting for a complete spinoff of TikTok, creating a new American company.   More

Global Tech Policy Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Two: Tech Intersects With Politics

The heart of Tuesday’s program was the intersection of politics and technology. The stellar lineup included a discussion about our current global mess between Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, and controversial commentator Andrew Keen; a deep dive into the destructive nature of internet giants with Harvard Kennedy School’s Dipayan Ghosh; a stirring conversation with Silicon Harlem CEO and co-founder Clayton Banks about the struggle for Black tech in New York; and finally, an interview with Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff.   More

Global Tech Net Giants

Facebook Reform Must Be Seen as a Global Matter

Facebook is, by all available evidence, unwilling and unable to embrace civil rights fundamentals, including non-discrimination and racism, without being taken to court. How did we end up here?   More

Global Tech Healthcare Resilience

What’s Next for Testing, Tracking, Treatment, and Tech?

As we seek to move to a safer phase of Covid-19 response and remediation around the world, how is tech contributing? Experts in testing, tracking, and treatment joined our roundtable to help Techonomy’s community ground itself in the new realities.   More

Food Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

How Tech Helps Brazilian Agriculture Soar

Brazil is the second largest exporter of agricultural products globally. These Brazilian-led technological innovations are some of the most likely to increase productivity, and, in turn, secure a prosperous future for the world’s growing population.   More