Internet of Things Society Techonomy Events The Internet

“The Internet Under Attack Is Civil Society Under Attack”

As the Internet becomes more and more vulnerable, civil society is under threat. Is it already too late? A panel at Techonomy 2017 paints a dire picture.   More

Global Tech Internet of Things Opinion

Traversing Europe’s Stellar Tech Firmament

Chief Techonomist David Kirkpatrick was blown away by Europe's energy and tech creativeness on a recent swing, both by how good the conferences were and by the importance of the digital revelations he had. Self-flying cars, anyone?   More

Cities Internet of Things

Connected Cities Demand a Great User Experience

The capabilities of the Internet of Things are uniting city planners and technology experts everywhere to transform metropolises into smart, connected cities. Smart cities are popping up in Europe and around the world. What we need are systems of experience that represent the people, processes, and technology, giving cities necessary long-term sustainability. How will the IoT help to build cities of the future?   More

Global Tech Internet of Things Partner Insights

Why Twitter and eBay Rely on 100-year-old Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes, a powerhouse in the era when sending print mail was the primary way of communication, is fully in the present today. Now, the company is emerging as a crucial part of the digital ecosystem, operating a back-end software and services infrastructure that enables Twitter to assign a location to a tweet, eBay's customers to buy and sell goods from anywhere in the world, and other services.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Internet of Things

Why Digital Tech Will Create More Jobs than it Destroys

Many worry that new digital tools, robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace entry-level and middle class jobs. I appreciate the concern, but I disagree. Just as electricity created vastly more jobs than it destroyed in the 20th century, the mobile internet will do the same in the 21st.   More

Internet of Things

Wired Wineries: IoT Fine-Tunes Ancient Processes

Making wine has become as much science as art, and tech is playing an increasing role. Hahn Family Wines in California partners with Verizon to deploy sensors throughout their vineyards. The sensors collect data that is analyzed and used to increase output and improve flavor.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

The Evolving Internet of Health Things

Personalized, digitized healthcare is evolving at warp speed. We not gather health data from not just wearables, but implantables and ingestibles. New tools and technology will interact with ambient devices to assess and even diagnose us. What is the nature of this evolving ecosystem surrounding the person? Does it have limits?   More

Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

In Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg at Techonomy 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down at Techonomy 2016 with Chief Techonomist, David Kirkpatrick, for an exclusive interview that made worldwide headlines.   More

Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

How The Internet of Things Will Fight Climate Change

The Internet of Things may shift how our energy system works as much as the steam engine reconfigured Western economies at the start of the industrial revolution. As the world focuses on its climate crisis, we must become more energy-efficient, produce less carbon dioxide, and power more things with electricity from wind and solar. IoT can make it possible.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Partner Insights

Unlocking Healthcare’s Data

We need technology to bring new solutions to global healthcare. And the potential of the Internet of Things is just beginning. Computing power, miniaturization, mobile, big data, the cloud, and social networks are driving this critical trend. Almost two in five are projected to use wearable monitoring devices by 2019. The resulting data can make the world dramatically healthier.   More

Internet of Things Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: On Techonomy 2016 (of course)

We’re 6 weeks out from our annual Techonomy conference. It starts the day after the election, so we’ll talk intensely about what the outcome means for business, the tech industry, and tech as a tool. Much content this year relates to the continuing march of the Internet of Things. And we'll tackle longer-term questions like whether, once AI intersects with the IoT, this ultimately leads to a sentient cyber ecosystem that intuits and responds to our every move. We'll also talk about cities, shipping, and social media. It's the conference for people who want to understand tech deeply so they can be more effective.   More

Internet of Things Society Techonomy Events

Our Weird Possible Data-Centric Futures: Listen as We Plan Techonomy 2016

Listen in to Techonomy's program planners as they discuss some big issues we're building sessions around for the Techonomy 2016 conference, November 9-11 in California. This year we’ve honed in on the reality that the world is entering a completely new era, as data-gathering of all sorts accumulates across global society. How will society determine who gets to control and utilize data about people? How much will people get access to data about themselves and their communities? What relative powers over data will companies, governments, and individuals have?   More

Community Insights Internet of Things Security & Privacy

Terrorists Want Control of Your Car

The risks of terrorism are growing, as we all know. But with the rise of the Internet of Things comes an entirely new range of threats. After a brutal attack in Nice using a truck, it becomes obvious that many of the "things" around us in society can be weaponized. It's already been shown that hackers can take over connected vehicles remotely, and new developments make it even scarier. Venture capitalist and security expert Yoav Lietersdorf explains just how bad this could become, and some of the ways we might fight the risks.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Society

Watch Healthcare Improve as Runners Embrace Tech

I joke sometimes with my running friends that we don’t take our watches on runs; our watches take us on runs. In June Facebook launched Moves, its own activity-tracking app. Facebook is just one of many companies that wants to know when you’re active. People who run are obsessed with statistics, and watches and wearables are becoming almost a must-have for runners. This technology may drive a revolution in healthcare.   More

Community Insights Government Internet of Things

Grow Civic Tech––But Respect Today’s Systems

People have always relied on tech to make civil society more efficient and accessible. Now, the rapid evolution of the net and standards-based protocols are already enriching a variety of civic activities, such as voting. It will get better. A great example of what's possible is a simple system we at Microsoft developed to support the 2016 Iowa Caucuses for both parties.   More

Government Internet of Things Learning

Giant Texas School System Makes a Giant Internet Commitment

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, with 114,000 students, is decidedly Texas-sized. But the district's latest project lives up to that grand scale: updating its entire digital network to bring 100G broadband internet access to every square inch of its classrooms and offices. Cypress-Fairbanks CTO Frankie Jackson is on the front line of an emerging challenge in education.   More

Analytics & Data Business Internet of Things

It Takes More Than a Machine to Know You: Assistance In An Instrumented World

There’s a big gap between today's smart virtual assistants and the futuristic robot-butlers of fiction that anticipate our every need. For the foreseeable future, it will still take a human touch to understand how people assess value and solve problems creatively. Still, in the context of IoT, on-demand everything, and ubiquitous analytics, tech and humans are coming closer to jointly becoming “trusted advisors.”   More

Global Tech Government Internet of Things

The Internet in China is Censored, Controlled, and Flourishing

Behind an ever-expanding protectionist wall – The Chinese state calls it the Golden Shield – nearly 700 million regularly use the internet to send chats, buy merchandise, order car services and more, sometimes on platforms more innovative than anything back in the U.S.. As Chinese citizens start to access the internet, China has ensured that the economic benefits do not leave its shores.   More

Cities Internet of Things Techonomy Events

A Field Guide to Techonomy NYC

When organizing a conference, you never really know it’s going to work until it’s over. So we're pretty darn gratified that by all accounts, our first ever Techonomy NYC event was a rousing success. Tech is rocking along, changing things right and left, and here you could feel it happening. Here is what happened, with links to all the session videos, transcripts, and photos you want to see.   More

Internet of Things Manufacturing

A Robot the Price of a Smartphone Could Bring Humanoids into the Household

The big dream of consumer robotics has always been the in-home robot. In movies and television, friendly robots help with daily chores, talk and interact with their owners, and generally become a part of the family. Now, a new robot from Taiwanese company Asus could make the family robot an affordable reality. It’s name is Zenbo – and at $599, it costs less than an iPhone 6S.   More