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Business Innovation Sustainable Development Goals

Meet the Entrepreneur Disrupting the Food Industry – for Good

Jasmine Crowe, who'll speak at Techonomy's Half Moon Bay, Calif., conference, has developed an ambitious solution to food waste and hunger.   More

Business Innovation Startup Culture

How ‘Super Evolution’ Can Upend Any Industry

In an exclusive interview, Innovation Endeavors partner Harpi Singh unpacks the “super evolution” theory, a bold new approach to investing. He’ll also speak at Techonomy’s Half Moon Bay, Calif., retreat.   More

Business Community Insights Innovation

How Should Business + Tech Reset + Restore Itself?

We asked some of our community’s smartest minds – including some of the people who'll be at our next retreat – to answer this big, complicated question. Here’s some of what we found.   More

Community Insights Inclusion Innovation

How to Fix Tech’s–and Venture Capital’s–Diversity Problem

An innovation executive explains how--and why--we should be as diligent about fixing tech's diversity/inclusion problems as we are in triaging failing products.   More

Community Insights Cryptocurrency Innovation

What’s Holding Back Cryptocurrencies?

Technology goes through four steps on the path to adoption: innovation, the entrance of risk takers, rejection by the establishment, and the eventual distribution of trust. Here’s how this framework applies to cryptocurrencies.   More

Community Insights Innovation

What Past Innovations Can Teach Us About the Future

Historical sources provide clues and insights into how to understand the socio-technical systems of today, and tomorrow.   More

Business Healthcare Innovation

In U.S. Health Care, New Approaches to Wellness Take Shape

The new shift incentivizes doctors to focus on preventative health care—keeping patients healthy, so they only visit clinics when necessary. And the shift is changing how doctors work.   More

Community Insights Innovation Leadership

The Keys to Managing Business Inflection Points

In an excerpt from her new book, the Columbia University Business School professor shares key, actionable insights on how executives can successfully navigate disruption and change.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Innovation

Money’s Evolution is Built on Trust. Can Crypto Follow?

In a new essay, the authors explain why cryptocurrencies represent one of the most powerful evolutions in money--and it's mainly being driven by trust.   More

Community Insights Design Innovation

Want Innovation? Elevate Design and Engineering

For too long, companies have treated design and engineering as distinct disciplines. One executive explains why it’s time for that to change.   More

Community Insights Innovation Jobs

If We Survive, Human Work Will Be Endless

Prevailing wisdom presumes robots will threaten human labor. But if we survive global extinction, we could emerge into a world of endless jobs, focused on art, health, and love.   More

Global Tech Innovation

China’s Pioneering Consumer Tech Businesses

The Chinese web has evolved beyond just copying Facebook, YouTube and Google, to innovating its own mobile-first digital platforms and ways of making money.   More

Community Insights Innovation Security & Privacy

3 Urgent Principles for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Improving America’s physical and digital infrastructure must be treated as a matter of national security, writes Cisco’s former chairman and CEO.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Innovation

Money–Mankind’s Greatest Innovation

This story kicks off Techonomy's original series about the evolution of money.   More

Business Innovation

This App Helps Politics Make Sense

Meet a group of digital entrepreneurs whose product is helping boost civic literacy--a critical effort a time when one-third of Americans can't name a single branch of government.   More

E-Commerce Innovation Tech & Society

How to Understand China’s Social E-Commerce Giant

If you're interested in e-commerce, pay attention to rapidly-growing Pinduoduo--a Chinese fusion of elements that call to mind Costco, Disneyland, and QVC.   More

Innovation Leadership

3 Transformation Lessons from a Chief Digital Officer

Our author explains why a successful digital strategy is about transforming the business’ core, at scale, and so much more.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights

How Companies Can Close the Digital Maturity Gap

To stay competitive, organizations must simultaneously succeed in both the old analog world of linear processes—and the new world of dynamic, results-oriented collaboration.   More

Cities Government Innovation

Smart Cities Need Smart Mayors

Techonomy's CEO recently met with the mayors of two big U.S. cities to discuss how technology can help drive inclusive growth. Here are some takeaways from those conversations.   More

Cities Innovation Net Giants

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.   More