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Finance Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Stock Trading Is Just the Latest Thing Social Media Has Broken

Techonomy hosted a session on “Reddit, Robinhood, and Wall Street,” which might seem unrelated to its regular coverage of how social media fanned the flames that led to the Capitol insurrection. But the imposition of a temporary circuit breaker to limit trading in GameStop by Robinhood stems from the same roots as Twitter and Facebook’s “In Case […]   More

Net Giants Policy Techonomy Events

The Power of Big Tech: Where Does It Go From Here?

Twitter, Facebook, and a raft of digital platforms booted President Trump, his campaign, and many of his supporters in recent days. But should billionaire despots have such raw power? Three big tech experts gathered for a conversation on where we go from here.   More

Innovation Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Big Thinkers Assess 2020 and Look Ahead

What a long strange year it’s been. What did we learn in 2020? What warning signs are flashing? And what can we expect in 2021 for the U.S., business, tech, and all of us as citizens and people?   More

Techonomy Events

Inclusion, Connectedness, and Values –3 Days of Health+Wealth

Vaccines will be near-miraculous. Connecting everyone should be Biden’s top tech priority. The public looks more to business for solutions to society’s ills. Digital transformation could enable it to deliver. Social media needs an empathy infusion. America’s cities are finding new reserves of strength. Everybody needs a colonoscopy. Genomic medicine poses enormous promise. And business can decarbonize the atmosphere.. That’s a taste of what we heard in three days of intense discussion.   More

Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Business Responsibility Emerges as a Major Theme at Health+Wealth Conference

William McDonough says that when they figure out their strategy, most businesses start with value and then set their goals, benchmarking financial and product targets, instead of first focusing on values. He sees a new world arising where companies have to lead with their hearts, and move from values to principles, visions, goals, strategies, tactics, […]   More

Cities Democracy Techonomy Events

Health + Wealth Day 2: Cities, the Pandemic, and Understanding Donald Trump

“There is nothing in the mayor book anywhere that says how to deal with a worldwide pandemic,” Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, Georgia told the audience at the Health+Wealth of America conference on Wednesday. He kicked off the program with Valarie McCall, Chief of Communications, Government & International Affairs for the City of Cleveland. “It’s […]   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events The Pandemic

David Agus at Health+Wealth: All Three Vaccines Keep Everyone Out of Hospital

Dr. David Agus, a USC medical school and engineering school leader, has been immersed in fighting the pandemic since January. At the Health+Wealth of America conference on Tuesday December 1, he showed enormous enthusiasm about all three of the new vaccines that are approaching approval. He told the audience that aside from their impressive efficacy […]   More

Techonomy Events The Pandemic

He Spoke With the Wuhan Whistleblower in January

A doctor working fulltime at a national level on the pandemic. An architect aiming to decarbonize the atmosphere. A young woman who shook up Israeli politics. They all have something in common.   More

Democracy Techonomy Events

What Just Happened?

The world is shifting on its axis and we're trying to figure out what comes next. While we may be a divided country in many ways, dialogue can still help us come together.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

“77% of Americans Fear a New Wave of Covid”

Three-quarters of Americans are just afraid to do things like go to the movies or ride the subway. But alongside the fear have arisen some surprising new attitudes, many of them setting in globally, during this uniquely-stressful and uncertain year.   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More

Energy & Green Tech Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

“It shouldn’t be up to consumers to figure out what products are safe for…the environment”

What’s the role of business in addressing the degrading environment and pushing towards more sustainability in society? In the opinion of Jenny Ahlen of the Environmental Defense Fund, plenty. “We need proactive business leadership."   More

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

Health + Wealth of America—Day Three: On the Ground in Muskegon, Learning at Ericsson, and 1-800-FLOWERS’ Pandemic Journey

Day three of Health + Wealth of America kicked off with “Voices of American Resilience,” moderated by Esther Dyson, executive founder of The Way to Wellville, a nonprofit project devoted to defining and testing models for producing community health.   More

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events

Health + Wealth Day Two: Summers, Case, Scaramucci, & Krawcheck

To kick off day two of Health + Wealth of America, Lawrence H. Summers, president emeritus of Harvard, was interviewed by Bob Diamond, CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital. “This will be a moment historians in 2200 points back to when they look at our era,” Summers said, suggesting 2020 could be remembered like 1914, 1940, 1929 or 1776 because of how much dramatic change this year has ushered in.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Resilience Techonomy Events

Making the World a Healthier Place through Digital Health

Moderated by W2O’s Aaron Strout, panel participants include Melissa Opraseuth, Chief Operating Officer at par8o and Jennifer Lavanture, Vice President of Business Development at MedRhythms. Panelists will discuss how the technology’s promise of advancing healthcare is being realized at both their companies and how this sector will evolve over the next couple of years.   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

Business Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events

Building Health+Wealth in America

Now is the time to take an urgent and holistic look at where the country is headed. We think of both “health” and “wealth” in a broad sense­–what will make the nation and its people healthier, and: what should we mean by “wealth” in an age cursed by deep inequality?   More

Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

What A 16-Year-Old Took Away From Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore

For this teen, Techonomy Virtual made the tech world more tangible and concrete and demonstrated how imperative technology is, and is going to be, for solving world issues efficiently in the future.   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

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