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Conference Report July 13 - 17 | #TechonomyVirtual

Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore

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    • VIP EVENT*: Kickoff Lunch + Social

      Techonomy editor-in-chief David Kirkpatrick gave a preview of the program at this private reception followed by a casual group conversation.
    • Will Tech Help Address the Climate Crisis?

      The Earth is relentlessly warming. Where should business, the tech industry, individuals and government most take action? How can tech help?

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      The Earth is relentlessly warming. Where should business, the tech industry, individuals and government most take action? How can tech help? Bill McKibben, 350.org
    • The Social Impact of Blending Physical and Virtual Worlds

      Niantic has created a giant virtual overlay of the entire planet, used for Pokemon Go. But it has much bigger AR ambitions. Google is co-founder. How might AR make life better?

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      Niantic has created a giant virtual overlay of the entire planet, used for Pokemon Go. But it has much bigger AR ambitions. Google is co-founder. How might AR make life better? Yennie Solheim, Niantic Inc
    • How IBM Thinks About Tech and Ethics

      Since Covid, IBM’s AI ethics committee, chaired by Montgomery, meets twice weekly. And IBM recently announced it would no longer offer facial recognition software. What is the future of privacy as tech innovations accelerate and, with Covid-19, risk becoming more intrusive?

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      Since Covid, IBM’s AI ethics committee, chaired by Montgomery, meets twice weekly. And IBM recently announced it would no longer offer facial recognition software. What is the future of privacy as tech innovations accelerate and, with Covid-19, risk becoming more intrusive? Christina Montgomery, IBM
    • AI As a Tool for Equality

      Companies make endless decisions about hiring, promotion, performance, and pay. Pipeline’s software keeps watch to help insure those are fair to everyone. Can software help make things more equal?

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      Companies make endless decisions about hiring, promotion, performance, and pay. Pipeline’s software keeps watch to help insure those are fair to everyone. Can software help make things more equal? Katica Roy, Pipeline
    • Understanding the Global Mess

      A top analyst of geopolitics, covering Russia, Europe, Hong Kong, US-China relations, tech’s role to bring the world closer or further apart, the geography of innovation, and…do we have a future?

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      A top analyst of geopolitics, covering Russia, Europe, Hong Kong, US-China relations, tech’s role to bring the world closer or further apart, the geography of innovation, and…do we have a future? Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group & GZERO World with Ian Bremmer
      Moderator: Andrew Keen, Andrew Keen Productions Inc
    • Are Tech Platforms Destructive By Design?

      How to regulate and rein in internet giants is one of society’s most vexing challenges. Ghosh worked at the Obama White House and Facebook before emerging as a top academic critic, and his new book offers a new set of proposals for what society should do.

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      How to regulate and rein in internet giants is one of society’s most vexing challenges. Ghosh worked at the Obama White House and Facebook before emerging as a top academic critic, and his new book offers a new set of proposals for what society should do. Dipayan Ghosh, Harvard Kennedy School
    • The Struggle for Black Tech in New York

      What’s it like to be Black in New York Tech? What needs to change? How can the larger tech sector do more to be supportive and partner?

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      What’s it like to be Black in New York Tech? What needs to change? How can the larger tech sector do more to be supportive and partner? Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem
    • Understanding Trump–And What Happens Next

      Understanding the President has never been harder. Every day brings fresh controversy. But Wolff’s analysis of Trump is authoritative and compelling. He spent many months at the White House getting to know everyone and taking thorough notes.

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      Understanding the President has never been harder. Every day brings fresh controversy. But Wolff’s analysis of Trump is authoritative and compelling. He spent many months at the White House getting to know everyone and taking thorough notes. Michael Wolff
    • The New GE and the Post-Covid World

      What’s it like leading marketing and guiding corporate culture while GE undergoes radical transformation? Does the pandemic make that harder, especially when, like Boff, you’re a strong advocate for women?

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      What’s it like leading marketing and guiding corporate culture while GE undergoes radical transformation? Does the pandemic make that harder, especially when, like Boff, you’re a strong advocate for women? Linda Boff, GE
    • See 5G with 2020 Vision

      A short talk on the current and future state of 5G.

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      A short talk on the current and future state of 5G. Peter Linder, Ericsson in North America
    • First Flip, then Smart, now Folding: What’s next for Mobile?

      We may be stuck at home but we still live in a mobile world. And it is evolving as fast as ever.

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      We may be stuck at home but we still live in a mobile world. And it is evolving as fast as ever. Christopher Moore, Micron Technology
      Paul Torres, Qualcomm Technologies
    • Innovative Cultures in Uncertain Times

      Managing day-to-day operations is challenging enough during this extended crisis but how can global organizations continue to drive innovation-at-scale given the many organizational and cultural hurdles that lie ahead?

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      Managing day-to-day operations is challenging enough during this extended crisis but how can global organizations continue to drive innovation-at-scale given the many organizational and cultural hurdles that lie ahead? Daniel Neely, Orbis International
      Raj Subramaniam, FedEx
    • On the Frontlines of New York’s Covid Crisis

      Grossman understands Covid-19 from being on the front lines. But his healthcare colossus ($10 billion in revenues) was uniquely prepared, partly because of Hurricane Sandy. Telemedicine exploded. Treatment of everything else shifted. And what will it mean for NYU’s tuition-free medical school, which he runs so well it’s now named after him?

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      Grossman understands Covid-19 from being on the front lines. But his healthcare colossus ($10 billion in revenues) was uniquely prepared, partly because of Hurricane Sandy. Telemedicine exploded. Treatment of everything else shifted. And what will it mean for NYU’s tuition-free medical school, which he runs so well it’s now named after him? Robert Grossman, MD, NYU Langone Health
    • VIP SESSION*: The Future of Mobile

      What will the mobile landscape look like in ten years? We'll hear from experts as well as VIP participants.
    • Rock the SDGs

      This rock star cares. He started an NGO focused on working to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. He’s getting a PhD in Human Rights Law at Columbia. And his band is headlining at Madison Square Garden once it re-opens.

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      This rock star cares. He started an NGO focused on working to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. He’s getting a PhD in Human Rights Law at Columbia. And his band is headlining at Madison Square Garden once it re-opens. Adam Met, AJR & Sustainable Partners Inc.
    • Empowering Educators, Tackling Climate Change: Telecom Networks Matter More Than Ever

      Digitalization and connectivity are a backbone of sustainable development. Ericsson has been an advocate of the Global Goals since they were launched in 2015. Its head of sustainability helps us understand not only what it’s learned through decades of research and on-the-ground experience, but also how digitalization and technology like 5G is going to be critical to address the climate crisis.

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      Digitalization and connectivity are a backbone of sustainable development. Ericsson has been an advocate of the Global Goals since they were launched in 2015. Its head of sustainability helps us understand not only what it's learned through decades of research and on-the-ground experience, but also how digitalization and technology like 5G is going to be critical to address the climate crisis. Heather Johnson, Ericsson
    • Using Tech to Figure Out When It’s Safe To Go Back to the Office

      Buoy’s AI-based chatbots help people and companies navigate complex healthcare decisions. Now it’s pivoted to use software and data fight back against Covid-19 and figure out when people can or should not come to work.

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      Buoy’s AI-based chatbots help people and companies navigate complex healthcare decisions. Now it’s pivoted to use software and data fight back against Covid-19 and figure out when people can or should not come to work. Andrew Le, MD, Buoy Health
    • Why My Life is Focused on Achieving the SDGs

      Lifelong social entrepreneur Billimoria is a founder of Catalyst 2030, to coordinate NGOs and other institutions in support of the UN SDGs. Why is this fight so urgent, even more so post-Covid19? Where do we stand on this critical set of global goals? What can companies and people do?

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      Lifelong social entrepreneur Billimoria is a founder of Catalyst 2030, to coordinate NGOs and other institutions in support of the UN SDGs. Why is this fight so urgent, even more so post-Covid19? Where do we stand on this critical set of global goals? What can companies and people do? Jeroo Billimoria, Catalyst 2030
    • Unacceptable: 30% of American Kids Can’t Connect

      Covid has the country mostly still at home, but way too many of those homes don’t have broadband. So kids can’t learn and adults can’t shop or reach doctors. The problem is worse for minority communities. We’ve got to address this scandal ASAP.

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      Covid has the country mostly still at home, but way too many of those homes don’t have broadband. So kids can’t learn and adults can’t shop or reach doctors. The problem is worse for minority communities. We’ve got to address this scandal ASAP. Larry Irving, Irving Group
      Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC
    • VIP EVENT*: The Shared Experience Economy

      Reception + Mixology Workshop, presented in partnership with Nestlé Waters & Perrier.
    • Tick Tock, TikTok: How its Social Media Triumph is Changing Gen Z–and Society

      It’s no secret it has blown up and changed social media, allowing creatives to express themselves, and turning everyone into creatives. And now more and more brands are finding ways to collaborate with these largely young creatives.

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      Matty Lin, TikTok
      Billy Mann, Manncom Creative Partners & The Well
      Moderator: Robin Raskin, Solving for Tech
    • How Data is Helping Executives Rethink Everything

      We are awash in personal and customer data. And as privacy, cybersecurity and growing regulations around artificial intelligence remain front-and-center issues, how does a data goliath like Mastercard manage its data strategy to benefit its customers while respecting privacy and ensuring security?

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      We are awash in personal and customer data. And as privacy, cybersecurity and growing regulations around artificial intelligence remain front-and-center issues, how does a data goliath like Mastercard manage its data strategy to benefit its customers while respecting privacy and insuring security? Raj Seshadri, MasterCard
    • The Explosion in Telehealth: Will it Last?

      After 13 years, Amwell went through a vast growth upheaval this spring. Nobody facilitated more telemedicine visits. Decades of resistance melted away both in the medical establishment and among patients. What comes next? What does it mean for health costs and the future of American healthcare?

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      After 13 years, Amwell went through a vast growth upheaval this spring. Nobody facilitated more telemedicine visits. Decades of resistance melted away both in the medical establishment and among patients. What comes next? What does it mean for health costs and the future of American healthcare? Roy Schoenberg, Amwell
    • Open Conversation: Thoughts + Reflections

      This will be an opportunity for audience members to share their closing thoughts on everything we've discussed over the week.