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Want a Recipe for Stronger Cement? Just Add Carrots

Editors Choice: The humble carrot could be the key to creating a stronger cement and reducing cement's significant carbon footprint, according to an article in architecture and design magazine Dezeen.   More

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What’s the Purpose of Purpose?

Purpose tells you who you are and where you’re going. A compelling long-term vision for how a business sustainably benefits stakeholders, including society, is no chore. It's an opportunity. This is how companies will attract and retain the best people, and how they learn to adapt and react quickly to change.   More

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Why the Future will Require Mesh Governance

Society is evolving quickly, with power more and more in networks. In turn, network edges are gaining in power. What this means for all of us is daunting. The author outlines a new form of order and governance he sees emerging.   More

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A Tech “Trend” to Make You Look Ridiculous

Today's tech brouhaha: Scooters bring big money, big talk, and big controversy.   More

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China Will Probably Out-Innovate the World

While China is poised to become an innovation challenger, will it out-innovate its global competitors? The answer is a qualified yes. On its current path, China could develop transformative innovations on a global scale; it is already getting good at developing short-term, consumer-focused innovations.   More

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Facebook’s Failures Invite an Entirely New Industry

In the wake of the Facebook data breach, a new industry will emerge, one that truly puts our data to work serving us.   More

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Wearables Are Nice, But Not Ready for Serious Healthcare

Wearable technologies have the potential to revolutionize health care—but to reap the benefits devices need to be more accurate, doctors need to be more receptive to using the data, and systems need to be deeply integrated.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Innovators Need the Establishment

The tech world is often quick to dismiss "traditional" healthcare as slow. But to push the sorely needed transformation within healthcare, technology players and today's healthcare stakeholders will have to collaborate.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Innovation

India: A Wellspring of Untapped Genetic Knowledge

Now is a unique time in the history of world healthcare. We can sequence faster, and we can sequence at a lower cost. Indian genomic data will unlock more of life’s source code to benefit everyone.   More

From the Magazine Innovation Startup Culture

Europe Lights the Tech Fuse

Europe is taking tech seriously, from the EU on down. Startups are skyrocketing, with entrepreneurs emerging from disparate sectors. Established companies across the continent are paying attention, and France under Macron is notably a champion of investment and innovation.   More

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A New Goal for Health: Seamless Care

As the healthcare industry moves away from "sick care" to prevention and healthy living, a new level of collaboration between health systems is needed, says Philips North America CEO. (Note: Philips is a Techonomy partner.)   More

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The Future is Now

At Techonomy 2017, a humble group of high school students are awed to hear that the future is now: speaking to machines, telepathy, mind-controlled artificial limbs, and high-tech food production are no longer restricted to science fiction and are currently being developed in actuality at research labs or tech companies. Their inventors—scientists and entrepreneurs—presented their […]   More

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Techonomy 2017: Will Machines Serve Man or Vice Versa?

Business leaders, policy experts and engineers gathered at Techonomy 2017 for two days of discussion on the promise and perils of a tech-driven future. Status Update: It’s complicated. Attendees painted a picture of great progress driven by innovation, but the way forward is fraught with peril.   More

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Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.   More

Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events

For Better Global Health, Let Tech Put People Together

Those putting their faith in technology to fix the inequalities and inefficiencies in global healthcare are missing big pieces of the puzzle. A wide-ranging discussion at Techonomy 2017 underscored some of the missed opportunities right in front of us.   More

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John Chambers: Make Every State a Startup State

In a fiery discussion at Techonomy 2017, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers warned that the United States had lost its innovative edge to other nations and called for a national digital agenda.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Innovation

China is No Longer a Technology Copycat or Underdog

Kevin Zhou grew up in China and came to the US in 2009 to study. He's now a seasoned tech journalist who travels between the US and China and works to explain the different tech cultures to one another. He sees China as having moved into a decisive new stage as a champion of innovation, and says the tech competition between the two countries has changed completely.   More

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Digital Transformation is Shaking Up Corporations

Digital transformation changes how we lead our lives, and profoundly impacts how businesses function and compete. Now customer experience, especially, needs to become more personalized. And since those same connected consumers are also employees, the workplace, too, must change quickly.   More

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Turner’s CTO On How Tech is Changing Media

Techonomy President Josh Kampel and Jeremy Legg, CTO of Turner, recently chatted about the ways that technology is changing Turner, from their distribution to their customer experience.   More

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Digital Transformation Means Changing the Entire Enterprise

Executives who want to transform their companies into digital ones may be looking at acquisitions like Amazon purchase of Whole Foods with envy. But first they should consider their access to data and how digitally-savvy their leadership is.   More