13 Conference Report #techonomy13

Techonomy November 11-13, 2013

    • All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

    • 8:00 - 10:00am
      Hiking and Photography, Mountain Biking, Golf Clinic, and Yoga
    • 10:00am

      Registration Opens

    • 1:45 - 1:55pm


      Let’s get started!

      Video & Transcript

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 1:55 - 2:35pm

      Business Infinity

      Challenges and opportunities confront business from every direction, in ways that change almost hourly. Business models and ecosystems are being upended, disruptors emerge from the tiniest and least noticed corner, customers and employees demand new treatment, and the entire landscape becomes ever more global. How can and should leaders adapt?

      Video & Transcript

      Todd Bradley, HP
      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
      James M. Manyika, McKinsey & Company
      Moderator: Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
    • 2:35 - 2:40pm

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      From Combat Soldier to Social Entrepreneur Yanki Margalit, SpacelL
    • 2:40 - 3:25pm

      Smart Media - Waste Not, Want Not

      Marketers can customize messages to target audiences with once-unimaginable exactitude. But wary consumers may not see such customized content as a virtue. Media and delivery platforms are morphing quickly. As robust data-driven dialogues develop between brands and their constituencies, what does that mean for products, those who sell them and for those who consume?

      Video & Transcript

      Samir Arora, Glam Media, Inc.
      Darren Clark, YP
      Konrad Feldman, Quantcast
      Alison Lowery, Simulmedia, Inc.
      Moderator: Jacqueline Leo, The Fiscal Times
    • 3:25 - 3:45pm


    • 3:45 - 4:00pm

      A Spin with Tara Lemmey

      Tara Lemmey of Net Power & Light demos Spin, a new digital communication platform that lets people “experience emotion at the scale of the Internet.”

      Video & Transcript

      Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 4:00 - 4:05pm

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      From Collector of Puzzle Pieces to Letting Go Michael Smolens, Dotsub
    • 4:05 - 4:25pm

      Keeping the Internet Whole

      Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick discusses the structure and regulation of the Internet with Theresa Swinehart of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

      Video & Transcript

      Theresa Swinehart, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 4:25 - 4:30pm

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      Is Freemium Dead in the Enterprise? Gaurav Dhillon, SnapLogic
    • How Games Help Shell Drill for Innovation Talent Hans Haringa, Shell
    • 4:30 - 5:15pm

      The Limits of the Virtual

      It often seems that nearly everything can be done and done better (or at least facilitated) online. But some activities (like this conference) remain resolutely non-virtual. What are the limits of the digital in products, services, the workplace, and business in general? What about human relations, communications, education and training, or science and medicine?

      Video & Transcript

      Alexa Hirschfeld, Paperless Post
      Vish Nandlall, Ericsson North America
      Cory Ondrejka, Facebook
      Paul J. Zak, Claremont Graduate University
      Moderator: Gary A. Bolles, eParachute & Closing The Gap
    • 5:15 - 6:00pm


    • 6:00 - 7:00pm

      Reception Hosted by Cisco

      Pool Terrace
    • 7:15 - 8:45pm

      Dinner Hosted by EMC

      Main Lobby
    • 9:00pm

      Fireside Chat at the Ignite Terrace

    • What the Dormouse Says Now

      If the counterculture of the late 50’s and 60’s was the progenitor of the PC industry and all it led to, what kind of “culture” is driving the evolution of information technology today? Are those revolutionary ideals still at play, or have those counterculture values grown up and become a complacent establishment? Feed your head

      Stewart Brand, Global Business Network & The Long Now Foundation
      Walter De Brouwer, Scanadu
      Ina Fried, Axios
      Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

    • 7:00am

      Registration Opens

    • 7:00 - 8:00am
      Hiking and Photography, Mountain Biking, and Yoga
    • 7:30 - 8:30am

      Breakfast Sessions

      Tortolita Salons A & B
    • Crowdsourced, Collaborative, and Networked

      In business nothing is what it was. Companies that can’t adjust to constant shifts are more likely than ever to fall behind accelerating rivals. Must everyone rethink their DNA and become service providers in a social economy? What is the firm of the future? How does it integrate smoothly with increasingly influential customers to capitalize on the potential of an interconnected world?

      Discussion Leaders: Geoff Hollingworth, Ericsson
      Thomas Malone, MIT Sloan School
      Hugo Sarrazin, McKinsey & Company
      Facilitator: John Hagel III, Center for the Edge
    • The Future of Humanitarian Coordination

      In a world of cascading climate change, socio-political transformation and endless natural and manmade crises, disasters that affect large populations are on the rise. All of this is happening as technological transformation puts powerful technology in the hands of populations and responders, pressuring international institutions, leaders, and governments. Meanwhile, we can understand and coordinate crisis with better, more real time data. We’ll explore strategic directions leaders of global institutions need to take in policy, collaboration, and technology to meet respond of humanely in a complex world.

      John Fitzgerald, Dell Federal
      David Megginson, Consultant, Technology Architecture and Open Data
      David Mikkelsen Troensegaard, Refugees United
      Sarah Telford, United Nations
      Moderator: Richard Tyson, UNOCHA, Data Analysis Project (DAP)
    • 8:30 - 8:45am

      Switch Break

    • 8:45 - 8:50am

      Welcome Back

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 8:50 - 9:15am

      A Conversation with Mark Bertolini

      Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick talks with Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark Betolini about current and future developments in the healthcare marketplace.

      Video & Transcript

      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:15 - 9:20am

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      Betting Big on Civic Innovation Kate Krontiris, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    • Putting More STEAM in STEM John Maeda, Rhode Island School of Design
    • 9:20 - 10:05am

      The Promise of An Interconnected World

      With intelligence migrating further and further into devices and systems all around us, what does an endlessly connected world look like? Can the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things create its own economy? Will it be open and accessible to innovators? How does connecting everything change the role of people, and of existing institutions?

      Video & Transcript

      Carlos Dominguez, Cisco
      Dmitry S. Grishin, Grishin Robotics
      Alex Hawkinson, SmartThings
      William Ruh, General Electric Company
      Moderator: Jon Bruner, O’Reilly Media, Inc.
    • 10:05 - 10:10am

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      (unfortunately) Not Everyone is a Maker Jordan Brandt, Autodesk
    • 10:10 - 10:30am

      The New CMO In a Data-Driven Enterprise

      Some of the most important data available to companies concerns what customers think. The role of corporate communications is no longer only outward, but as a two-way conduit for opinion and opportunities. Ford’s Farley not only serves as corporate CMO, but also runs the Lincoln division, and is on the front lines of a new way to develop and market products.

      Video & Transcript

      Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company
      Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 10:30 - 10:35am

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      You Think You Know What a Satellite Is Peter Platzer, NanoSatisfi, Inc.
    • 10:35 - 10:45am

      Beyond Scale-up: Growing Software Companies Into Billion-Dollar Giants

      Software is no longer designated to a single industry—it has become embedded in the processes of every company going forward. How, then, does a company achieve scale and sustained high growth in a time where creating a company can require only a week? What are the phases seen in high growth companies, and what traits do they share?

      Video & Transcript

      Kara Sprague, McKinsey & Company
    • 10:45 - 11:15am


    • 11:15am - 12:30pm

      Techonomy Labs

    • Mapping As a Platform: Are We There Yet?

      Mapping used to be a simple, literal, two-dimensional exercise. Today it’s a four-dimensional adventure that allows us to capture specific data points and sets in never-before-seen-detail. It lets us navigate data, understanding and predicting in ways never before imaginable and realms never before reachable – geographic, molecular, neural. Will new mapping technologies open new vistas of opportunity and progress, or just help us find new places to get lost?

      Catalysts: John Brownstein, Epidemico, Inc.
      Andrew Gold, RF Spot
      Walter Scott, Digital Globe
      Richard Tyson, UNOCHA, Data Analysis Project (DAP)
      Moderator: S.J. Camarata, Jr., ESRI, Inc.
    • The Creativity Code: Boon or Bane of Digital Society?

      Collaboration has never been easier. More people than ever can express their creativity and share the result, be it a product, information, or art. Will a new tech-tool-powered Renaissance drive innovation and benefit us all, or is digital collaboration a real threat to true inspiration that just drags us all closer to the mean? Where does co-creation work best? And from what should we protect it?

      Video & Transcript

      Catalysts: Jordan Brandt, Autodesk
      David Gelernter, Yale University
      Reid Genauer, Magisto
      Alex Ljung, SoundCloud
      John Maeda, Rhode Island School of Design
      Moderator: Doreen Lorenzo, Quirky
    • Future Schlock or Journalism’s Next Golden Age: Can Journalism Survive?

      While Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar are putting serious money towards serious journalism, the professional news business seems more at risk every day. Yet the need for trustworthy information only grows. Meanwhile, every company wants to create “content,” since “ads” are increasingly distrusted, and expensive. Who will be the arbiters of accuracy? Will the public care? Could a new golden age of substantive journalism arise? Or is the future filled with cat videos?

      Video & Transcript

      Catalysts: Abderrahim Foukara, Al-Jazeera (Arabic) Satellite Channel
      Cindy Jeffers, Stealth
      Alexandra Leo, IBT Media
      Rem Rieder, USA Today
      Ashley Simon, Upworthy
      Kaela Worthen Gardner, reddit
      Moderator: Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review
    • Is the Internet For or Against You?

      The data you generate on- and off-line about what you watch and look at, buy, borrow, even what ails you, is tracked, quantified, packaged and sold. Your virtual self and your reputation are being qualified, commoditized and monetized. The dystopian critique is gaining adherence, from novelists to heads of state worldwide. If someone is making money from this info, shouldn’t you?

      Video & Transcript

      Catalysts: James Cham, Bloomberg Beta
      Dan Elron, Accenture
      Andrew Keen, Andrew Keen Productions Inc
      Cyriac Roeding, shopkick Inc.
      Moderator: Michael Fertik, Reputation.com
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm


      Tortolita Lawn
    • 1:45 - 3:00pm

      Techonomy Labs

    • Towards 2016 & Future of American Elections

      Democracy requires participation. Only 55 percent of registered voters vote in major U.S. elections. Voting laws are meanwhile getting even more restrictive and locally unique, thanks in part to recent Supreme Court revisions to the Voting Rights Act. Can technology help fix America’s broken voting system? Will we eventually vote by phone or internet? How will 2016 be different from 2012?

      Video & Transcript

      Catalysts: Jocelyn Benson, Michigan
      Judd Choate, Colorado Department of State
      Scott Duncombe, ShareProgress
      Eric Hysen, Google
      Tammy Patrick, Maricopa County Elections
      Katherine Grainger, Civitas Public Affairs
      Kate Krontiris, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    • 21st Century Alchemy: Open the Data and Stir…

      If elementary hydrogen is the building block of the physical universe, data is the stardust of insight and innovation. Where is the art of prediction headed? How can and should we apply the special chemistry and physics of data analysis? How do we need to change organizations and attitudes to benefit from the data revolution?

      Video & Transcript

      Catalysts: Brooks Bell, Brooks Bell, Inc.
      Stephen D. Messer, Collective[i]
      Bill Schmarzo, EMC Corporation
      Walter Scott, Digital Globe
      Moderator: Michael Chui, McKinsey & Company
    • The Sharing Economy & the Symbiotics of City Life

      Sharing and so-called “collaborative consumption” is poised to alter city life, company life, and family life. We now use digital tools to assist in sharing cars, bikes and apartments. But we’ve always shared apartments, restaurants, libraries, workspace and health clubs. As a host of new platforms transform the economics of sharing, what are the parameters of these new transparent eco-systems? How are business, social and cultural norms re-orienting around collaborative consumption and the peer economy?

      Catalysts: Jennifer Bradley, Brookings Institution
      Alex Rodriguez, Azulle
      Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern School of Business & NYU CUSP
      Moderator: Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
    • 3:00 - 3:30pm


    • 3:30 - 3:35pm

      Welcome Back

    • 3:35 - 3:55pm

      Cities, Companies and Cells: Big Data Needs Big Theory

      Geoffrey West, physicist and distinguished Professor of The Santa Fe Institute, discusses the importance of collecting and analyzing Big Data.

      Video & Transcript

      Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute
    • 3:55 - 4:25pm

      The Clash of Generations Reshapes the Workplace

      In an age of connectivity, how do different generations interact? Do they trust each other? How do companies seek, find and retain key talent as the worldview of people of different ages in the workplace differs? What does the contrast in attitudes between Millenials and everyone else portend for productivity and business’s future?

      Video & Transcript

      Nadira A. Hira
      Doreen Lorenzo, Quirky
      Jim Stikeleather, Dell Inc.
      Moderator: Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
    • 4:25 - 4:30pm

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      Everyone Wants To Go To Heaven, But No One Wants To Die Walter De Brouwer, Scanadu
    • The Mean Girl Myth Alison Schwartz, Lulu
    • 4:30 - 4:55pm

      Tony Hsieh on Companies, Cities and Community

      The Zappos discusses the importance of looking beyond your own business to the community around you.

      Video & Transcript

      Tony Hsieh, Zappos.com, Inc.
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 4:55 - 5:40pm

      Urban Evolution or Intelligent Design?

      Traditionally, urban centers have grown around specific need: sustenance, trade and commerce, manufacturing, governance. Today, cities evolve around centers of critical information. How do you build a city for the 21st century? Should conventional urban specialization continue? Or do we need to start examining the opportunities posed by letting the urban garden run wild?

      Jennifer Bradley, Brookings Institution
      Gabriella Gómez-Mont, City Laboratory of Mexico City
      Pedro Ortiz, The World Bank
      Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
      Moderator: Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review
    • 5:40 - 6:15pm


    • 6:15 - 7:00pm

      Reception Hosted by Ford

      Tortolita Foyer & Lawn
    • 7:00 - 8:30pm

      Dinner Hosted by Ericsson

      Tortolita Ballroom
    • 8:45pm

      Live Musical Performance by:

      ZZ Ward, Singer and Songwriter
    • All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

    • 7:00am

      Registration Opens

    • 7:45 - 9:15am

      Special Session presented by The World Economic Forum

      Tortolita Ballroom
    • Disrupting the Disruptors: Political, Economic and Social Implications of Hyperconnectivity

      Technology is becoming the medium of everyday life, business and governance – we are living in a Hyperconnected World. Digital innovation will continue to be a source of disruption for all sectors, shaping societies and economies. This will also provoke a response – disruptors themselves will be disrupted. Social, economic and political considerations will increasingly become a part of technology decisions. Changes in one sector will increasingly alter another. How can we constructively engage with these forces?

      Facilitator: Danil Kerimi, World Economic Forum
    • 9:30 - 9:35am

      Welcome Back

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:35 - 10:00am

      Cyber-insecurity and Its Impact on Business

      U.S. companies are losing client confidence and trust as news of ongoing surveillance programs and continued security breaches dominate headlines and water-cooler conversations. What can they do, what must they do, to combat customer and public skepticism while strengthening protections and security for users and themselves?

      Video & Transcript

      , Techonomy
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 10:00 - 10:05am

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      Mining the Future Kennedy Shine, Minecraft Maven
    • 10:05 - 10:35am

      Life 2.0

      Sooner than we think we may be able to create everything we know synthetically. Bio-engineering is on the cusp of creating an era of inventions that will radically change our perceptions of the possible. What will life be like when we can create it ourselves?

      Video & Transcript

      Stewart Brand, Global Business Network & The Long Now Foundation
      Eri Gentry, Institute for the Future & BioCurious
      Moderator: Andrew Hessel, Autodesk
    • 10:35 - 10:40am

      Why Interpersonal Skills Are More Important Than You Think

      Thomas Malone of the MIT Sloan School discusses the importance of interpersonal skills and his research measuring intelligence of groups.

      Video & Transcript

      Thomas Malone, MIT Sloan School
    • 10:40 - 11:15am

      Power to the Platform

      Being a platform on which other businesses can thrive has long been a holy grail for Net companies. Companies that want to loom large in the future almost have to control some sort of platform, ideally the center of an entire ecosystem devoted to the company’s survival. How should platform thinking inform the strategy of every business? How does it apply to industries not traditionally considered “tech”? How many platforms can the world stand?

      Video & Transcript

      Tom Conrad, Pandora Music
      Deep Nishar, LinkedIn Corporation
      Charles Songhurst, Katana Capital
      Moderator: Katie Benner, The New York Times
    • 11:15 - 11:50am

      Innovation and the Coming Shape of Social Transformation

      As tech- and connectivity-driven change floods across business, social life, government and governing, international relations, jobs, education, health care, and any other human activity you can name, where are we heading? How different is the world we are entering, what must we do to mentally and practically prepare, and what should we resist?

      Video & Transcript

      Max Levchin, HVF LLC
      Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 11:50am - 12:00pm

      Closing Remarks

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 12:30pm

      Transportation to Airports