Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Portraits: Thought Leaders in Support of U.N. Global Goals

The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the world's roadmap for progress. At Techonomy 2017 we asked speakers to choose one of the 17 goals. Here, each speaker explains why they care about that specific goal. The slideshow within is our series on these supporters of the world-changing goals.    More

Partner Insights Techonomy Events

Endless Opportunities with the Future of Retail

Retailers should not be cowed by the rise of Amazon, says Pitney Bowes' Lila Snyder. Rather, they should learn from Amazon's success to focus on customer experience and think creatively about new opportunities. (Note: Pitney Bowes is a Techonomy partner.)   More

Techonomy Events

Program Chief Ross on Techonomy 2017: Glass-Half-Full Edition

After last week's look at the "We're Screwed" Techonomy, Program Chief Simone Ross considers the positive, forward-looking thoughts that came out of Techonomy 2017.   More

Business Government Techonomy Events Video

Former Sec. of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Tech & Government Must Work Together

Penny Pritzker was U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017. She appeared onstage with Beth Comstock at Techonomy 2017 and also chatted with us on tech leadership and much more.   More

Energy & Green Tech Society Techonomy Events

Program Chief Ross: Looking Back at the “We’re Screwed” Techonomy

The number of alarms raised on stage at Techonomy 2017 left our program chief with a sinking feeling. In this roundup of downbeat thoughts and warnings, she highlights the drama. (There were redeeming notions as well, and she promises to highlight those next week.)   More

Business Techonomy Events

Video Series: Short Talks with Techonomists

Join Techonomy President Josh Kampel in a series of brief video interviews with some of the most influential and outspoken business leaders. This video series highlights brief excerpts from talks backstage at Techonomy 2017.   More

Business Startup Culture Techonomy Events Video

GE’s Beth Comstock: Big Companies Must Change to Work With Startups

Beth Comstock is GE’s outgoing Vice Chair.  She has lead the 100+ year old company’s efforts to accelerate new growth through digital transformation, a post she is leaving in the new year. We spoke to her on the sidelines of our recent Techonomy 2017 conference. Comstock operates GE Business Innovations, which develops new businesses, markets, […]   More

Business Global Tech Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

Ericsson’s Ulf Ewaldsson: Intelligent Devices Are Driving Carriers’ Digital Transformation

Ulf Ewaldsson is Ericsson’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development, and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden. Ewaldsson says as devices need to become more intelligent, networks […]   More

Business Techonomy Events Video

Accenture’s Marc Carrel-Billiard: The Enterprise, Not Consumers, Will Drive the VR Market

A 20-year veteran of Accenture, Marc has seen it all and now is seeing it in extended reality. He served as the global lead for emerging technology, working across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems, and neural networks. Marc predicts a shift in the VR market, from one driven by consumer applications, […]   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Aetna CEO Bertolini Basically Predicted the Just-Announced CVS Deal at Techonomy a Month Ago

CVS agreed Sunday to buy Aetna for about $69 billion. Just a month ago, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini recently sat down with David Kirkpatrick onstage at Techonomy 2017 and shared his vision for a new kind of in-store experience for healthcare.   More

Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy’s Purpose–Nine Assertions

Techonomy is not a neutral journalistic organization. We are advocates for the responsible use of technology, which seems more urgent than ever as technology continues to race ahead of society.   More

Techonomy Events Video

Why Hyper-Local is the Future of Healthcare—and Capitalism

A conversation with Mark Bertolini of Aetna and David Kirkpatrick at Techonomy 2017.   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

The Next Generation of Leadership Weighs In

To bring a fresh perspective to Techonomy 2017, we invited four high school students to attend the event and share their impressions.   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Using AI for Good at Techonomy 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Techonomy as an alum of AI4ALL. The focus of conference was the “convergence of man and machine” with the specific goal of “[exploring] how technology can be used to accelerate progress toward achieving the UN sustainable goals” and encouraging more equity around the world to prevent global instability.   More

Community Insights Innovation Techonomy Events

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

Community Insights Healthcare Techonomy Events

Intersection of Tech and Healthcare at Techonomy 2017

Nathan, a man living with paralysis, had the opportunity to shake hands with President Obama; using a robotic arm, Nathan could actually feel the handshake. As Justin Sanchez of DARPA explained on November 5 at Techonomy 2017, this marvelous feat was enabled by brain-machine interfaces, a manifestation of the fascinating connection between technology and neuroscience. […]   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Technology: Connector or Isolator?

Over a week out from attending Techonomy, and the main theme is still resonating with me: the convergence of man and machine. What happens at this intersection is something that will only increase in importance, so I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about it at this conference. Being only recently introduced […]   More

Media & Marketing Society Techonomy Events

“Vitriol” Toward Net Giants Was an Unexpected Theme of Techonomy 2017

Facebook and Google took the brunt of criticism at Techonomy 2017, the net giants serving as proxies for an entire tech industry that increasingly appears unwilling to take responsibility for the power it wields.   More

Innovation Society Techonomy Events The Internet

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

Society Techonomy Events The Internet

At Techonomy 2017: Debating Tech’s Impact on Democracy

The theme of unintended consequences ran through every session at Techonomy 2017. While there is no clear solution, many speakers share a firm belief that more transparency – in algorithms, privacy policies, emerging AI capabilities, and in data security – can be big steps forward.   More