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Design Food Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

“Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. Proximity sensing, voice, NFC, 5G, sensors, and the cloud are just some of the enabling technologies that make it all possible.   More

Mobile Tech & Society

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. His new memoir is a manifesto that addresses the innate need for people to communicate–past, present and future.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

With 300 million daily participant meetings, Zoom now aims to move from being just a video conference solution to become a digital ecosystem, "delivering happiness."   More

Business Healthcare Tech & Society Techonomy Events

“Healing America in a Time of Divides”

Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi immigrant who has spent many years working both on issues of immigration and gender equality, will appear at the session whose name I’ve quoted in my headline. She’s writing a book about how to overcome America’s divides—not only of right and left, Republican and Democrat, but men and women, rich and poor, privileged and disenfranchised.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A scene from Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.   More

Resilience Tech & Society The Pandemic

TECH+Education Event – The Back to School Dilemma

America’s families face wrenching uncertainty and a lose-lose situation. We want our kids back in school, but what about the real risks to them and us if they are? However, staying at home means emotional challenges piled on top of educational ones. And for the food insecure and the 30% of kids without enough at-home connectivity, the problems become a nightmare. Will kids be able to learn this fall?   More

Community Insights Tech & Society The Pandemic

Understanding American Health + Wealth

Techonomy is about to embark on a new ongoing initiative: The Health + Wealth of America. This Friday at 1pm Eastern, selected experts and our community will help us decide what should be key issues over coming months.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Tech+Blockchain Economy: The Internet of Value & Money – A Status Report

A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.   More

Artificial Intelligence Partner Insights Tech & Society

Why Keeping AI Ethical is So Hard

A trio of leaders and technologists speak to the possibilities and perils of AI and what we need to do to ensure it's ethical.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society

As Fake Videos Threaten, New Tools Help Fight Back

As video becomes the hieroglyphics of our time, we’ll rely on it to communicate more than ever. And increasingly we’re coming to doubt the veracity of all things video.   More

Community Insights Innovation Tech & Society

A Top Industry Executive On Why PCs Matter Now

While the pandemic has slowed parts of our lives down, it is also propelling us even faster to a more digital future in some interesting ways.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Five: Understanding the TikTok Dance

On thefinal day of our virtual Reset + Restore conference, we explored marketing to generation TikTok, Mastercard secures data, and the Covid-driven telehealth boom.   More

Artificial Intelligence Business Tech & Society

VIDEO – How Can Business Keep AI Ethical?

The pushback against Covid-19 is leading to a proliferation of rapidly-developed AI applications. As we go from artificial intelligence to artificial super-intelligence, how can enterprises ensure they build ethical AI?   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Four: Making the SDGs Sexy

Day four of the weeklong Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore was all about the connection between tech and the improving society, especially achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day One: How Tech Is Making the World More Ethical

The first day of Techonomy Virtual explored how tech can help address the climate crisis, how IBM thinks about ethics, AI as a tool for equality, and more.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Tech & Society

What Hamilton Tells Us About Silicon Valley

The parallels to today’s Silicon Valley should not be lost. Hamilton’s crew were eking out a framework for democracy. Theirs was a very serious sort of start-up.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights Tech & Society

The Customer and the Company: Covid Changes Almost Everything

Customer experience, is a well-established business discipline. But now the era of Covid has upended everything. Trust, digital connection, both physical and digital security, and even empathy are newly-reinforced elements in what it means to give customers a satisfying and positive experience.   More

Inclusion Net Giants Tech & Society

Is FB a Media Company? It’s Not Mark’s Call.

Facebook says it's not a media company. But advertisers are saying it is, and it must take action. Will the company finally take the responsible steps its true customers now demand?   More