12 Conference Report #techonomy12

Techonomy November 11-13, 2012

Program Overview

Insurgency and Opportunity: Companies, Countries, and Communities

Techonomy focuses on how the exponential pace of technology progress makes possible a new world. A wave of accelerating change driven by technology’s advance is washing over our lives, bringing great potential for business and social progress.

We believe business in every industry has the potential to grasp hold of the transformative changes happening because of the network and other tech innovations. And we know the world requires transformation–that a planet with billions of uneducated, malnourished, unhealthy, disenfranchised people cannot be sustained. Tech-driven innovation, driven by business, can help address those inequities.

Our goal at Techonomy is to help leaders and innovators better understand how to anticipate and harness this power rather than be blindsided by it. Tech-driven change demands different ways of thinking, different kinds of management, and new pathways to profit and wealth.

Social, mobile, and cloud technologies, along with a vast accumulation of measurable and actionable data, are opening new arenas of human endeavor. Meanwhile, we see an unstoppable empowerment of the individual, with implications for government, business, product development, education, and even finance. The Techonomy conference convenes discussions among leaders about these challenges and opportunities. We believe every leader must focus on the implications of technology change.

We gather a diversity of expert voices for a multidisciplinary dialogue about creating a better future. We encourage active participation by all.