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Jeff Sachs Says Companies Won’t Remake the World. These Companies Beg to Differ.

Speaking at Techonomy NYC, economist Jeffery Sachs painted a bleak picture of the world's biggest problems. Yet an array of innovators in business spoke about how they are rising to the challenge.   More

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US-China Trade Talk Casts Pall Over Tech Industry

The rising competition between the United States and China could spur technological innovations, improved trade policies, and market reforms. But it also risks devolving into retaliatory spats that diminish cooperation and stall technological progress.   More

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Watch Key Sessions From Techonomy NYC

Speakers and attendees of Techonomy NYC grappled with the impact of technology on business and society, both for good and for bad. See videos of the key sessions.   More

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Techonomy NYC: Automated Workplace Brings Promise and Peril

The future of work is being remade by artificial intelligence and automation. The pros and cons were a subject of debate at Techonomy NYC last week.   More

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Facebook Co-Founder: ‘Self-Regulation Alone is Concerning’

Facebook took its lumps at Techonomy NYC, most notably from its own co-founder, Chris Hughes.   More

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Techonomy NYC: With Precision Medicine, Every Disease will be a ‘Rare Disease’

There are an estimated 7,000 rare diseases known today, collectively affecting some 350 million people around the world. Big data, AI, and smart records bring hope.   More

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Techonomy NYC: Hacking Nature for Sustainable Development

Two speakers at Techonomy NYC look to nature for answers to separate sustainability questions.   More

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Jeffrey Sachs Sounds the Alarm at Techonomy NYC

Jeffrey Sachs kicked off day two of Techonomy NYC with a sobering assessment of the state of the world, and a call for action.   More

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Food & Tech on the Menu at Techonomy NYC’s Final Session Tuesday

New technologies will mean “new ingredients, more efficient farms, and better delivery of food,” an analyst told the Techonomy NYC audience in a presentation on the future of food. Her talk was followed by a conversation with Chef Eric Ripert.   More

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Microsoft’s Smith: ‘It All Comes Down to How You Conduct Your Business’

Microsoft President Brad Smith has become a voice for responsible business and Microsoft has come a long way from its reputation in the ‘90s as the bully of the tech industry. He challenged the industry to act more responsibly at Techonomy NYC.   More

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EDF to Launch Satellite to Track Methane

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, told the audience at Techonomy NYC that EDF is launching a purpose-built satellite to locate and measure methane emissions from human-made sources worldwide. "This is our chance to create change, right now," he said.   More

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Martin Sorrell on Trump, Legacy Advertising, and Not Being Forced into Retirement

Speaking at Techonomy NYC, Martin Sorrell said he would "start over" after his departure from WPP. The news came at the end of a far-ranging discussion.   More

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Today’s Leaders Need a Sense of Personal Purpose

Speaking the night before the kickoff of Techonomy NYC this week, J&J's Lowinn Kibbey reflected on how a personal sense of purpose can help leaders navigate the increasingly complex and demanding business environment.   More

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T+E NYC Preview: Voices of Responsibility

Our speakers at Techonomy evidence a wide range of ways to think about responsibility. Tech and business can no longer just focus on making money, or assume that because they're from Silicon Valley they are golden. The world wants and desperately needs more.   More

Security & Privacy Society Techonomy Events

The Facebook-WhatsApp Lesson: Privacy Protection Necessary for Innovation

WhatsApp founder Jam Koum's breakup with Facebook speaks to how the internet economy could evolve, how competition and innovation could be encouraged, if regulators simply do their job.   More

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T+E NYC Preview: Could ZTE Supply Ban Change China-Taiwan Relations?

The U.S. government ban on purchases of American technology by Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE could be the catalyst for China to become more independent for advanced design of chips that go into smartphones and electronic gadgets -- and could even ease relations with Taiwan.   More

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T+E NYC Preview: Environmentalism’s Fourth Wave

Technological breakthroughs will transform the way we solve environmental problems. In this piece, a preview of a session to be held at Techonomy NYC, a senior leader of the Environmental Defense Fund shows how technology can give NGOs capabilities once reserved for governments.   More

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T+E NYC Preview: Are Smartphones the New Cigarettes?

Our devices have overwhelmed us. In this preview of a session to be held at Techonomy NYC, an advocate for online safety argues that we need to develop new behavioral norms and self-discipline to curb our problematic digital habits.   More

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Jeffrey Sachs is Mad at Business (Hear More at Techonomy NYC)

Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s top development economists and a relentless anti-poverty crusader. Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick sat down with Sachs for a wide-ranging conversation in preparation for our upcoming Techonomy NYC conference on May 8-9 in midtown Manhattan, where the two will continue onstage.   More

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How AI Took Center Stage at Techonomy

The Techonomy community has been grappling with the promise and potential perils of artificial intelligence as the technology has moved from science fiction to reality. Follow the conversation and check out our infographic that breaks down the numbers.   More