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What We Learned at Our Conference in a Fraught Time

Techonomy 2018 took place during fraught times, but the learnings were many ab out how to remain optimistic about how tech and business can still drive progress. One central learning: collaboration is key, and more important than ever.   More

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Worries About Tech Addiction Pervaded Techonomy 2018

Concern about the impact of tech addiction on both individuals and broader society was a consistent theme of Techonomy 2018 earlier this month.   More

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NYC Designer Teams with AI to Create “Cyberpunk Couture”

Left brain, meet right brain. Fashion designer Joshua Mudgett brings cutting-edge technology to the design and execution of high fashion.   More

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Techonomy 2018: Full Conference on Video

Missed Techonomy 2018? Watch video of all the main stage speakers here. Most individual sessions are also available on our agenda page.   More

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Buy or Sell Your Home for Free? Opendoor Says ‘Yes, Eventually.’

In a move that could put thousands of realtors out of business, Opendoor CEO Eric Wu said he hopes to offer his service for free. Speaking at Techonomy 2018, Wu charted a roadmap that includes driving down real estate commissions, doubling Opendoor’s market share every year, perfecting a “self-service” experience for buyers and sellers, and potentially providing its technology to homes “outside its network.”   More

Bio & Life Sciences Techonomy Events

We’re Close to Replacing the MRI with a Hat

How about replacing big, expensive MRI and other imaging equipment with a hat or a scarf? Mary Lou Jepsen showed the audience at Techonomy 2018 just how close it is to reality.   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Re-Imagining the Roof

Standard Industries is bringing a tech startup mentality to an industry that has long resisted change. They have a vision to turn every roof into a source of energy.   More

Society Techonomy Events

#MeToo Comes Out of the Shadows

As the tech industry’s issues with sexual harassment, workplace mistreatment, and abuse of power move into public view, employees are holding their companies accountable with displays of activism.   More

Government Techonomy Events

Can Government Learn to Fail Fast?

Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka fully acknowledges that tech and government do not mix well, yet she is determined to raise the bar. She's going to need everybody's help.   More

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John Chambers Preaches the Gospel of Startups

In a talk at Techonomy 2018, John Chambers championed startups as the future of American business and called for a national tech policy to encourage entrepreneurship and bridge the growing digital divide.   More

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This Company’s Mission: A (Software) Robot for Every Human

UiPath, one of the fastest-growing startups in history, has developed robotics process automation software to take the rote tasks away from people and give them to software.   More

Innovation Techonomy Events

Legacy Companies Look Outward to Find Innovation

Collaboration and partnership are the watchwords as two century-old companies, Johnson & Johnson and GE, are looking outside their walls to encourage innovation.   More

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White House Tech Advisor Focuses on Innovation

Michael Kratsios came to Techonomy2018 to show the administration's support for innovation. The audience of tech and business leaders was polite but skeptical.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Daniel Kraft: ‘Sick-Care’ Could Finally Become Healthcare

In a wide-ranging look at how exponential technologies could change the face of healthcare, Daniel Kraft, faculty chair of medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University, told Techonomy 2018 attendees Sunday that personalized medicine is on our doorstep, from wearables to "printed" medications.   More

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WWW Inventor Wants to Take Back the Web

Kicking off the Techonomy 2018 conference Sunday in Half Moon Bay, Ca., Tim Berners-Lee shared his plan for how to “reset” the web and help users regain control from the corporate powers that have usurped it.   More

Government Techonomy Events

How Trump’s Top Tech Advisor Aims to Keep the US Innovative

Michael Kratsios is leading President Trump's national tech policy. Techonomy’s Josh Kampel and David Kirkpatrick recently visited Washington to spend time with Kratsios. What are his priorities? How is the Trump administration thinking about tech and innovation?   More

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Chinese Entrepreneurs Discard Silicon Valley’s Model

A unique combination of an enormous market, tenacious entrepreneurs and a gladiatorial environment has seen China catch up with the U.S. at an incredibly rapid and unexpected pace, says Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Beijing based Sinovation Ventures and founding president of Google China.   More

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Resilience is Key to Modern Leadership

Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute at Lake Nona, Florida runs extensive programs to help leaders learn to be healthier, wiser, more grounded, and more effective. Lowinn Kibbey, global head of HPI, recently sat down with Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick for a far-ranging talk about leadership in today's chaotic world.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Is Yeast the Future of Manufacturing?

A sweetener, based on natural sucrose, but that has no calories whatsoever? It's coming, along with portfolio of consumer products produced in the lab through synthetic genomics.   More

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Andela Brings African Tech Talent to the Rest of the World

Andela offers a window into a promising possible future for work: A distributed workforce that is more diverse and creates economic opportunity where there was little before.   More