Techonomy NYC May 14-15, 2019

Conferene Location: Convene 117 W. 46th Street, New York 10036 | (Program subject to change)

    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


    • Technologies of Togetherness

      Many think social media drives us apart, but Heiferman remains a software togetherness visionary, who thinks opportunities for tech-based connection remain large. He also has ideas for how the tech industry can do better. Scott Heiferman, Meetup
    • Changing the Narrative About Tech

      The future can’t be built by the same old elite. Bryant’s work aims to insure the creators are more inclusive, and to show that girls and girls of color are as talented as talented as anyone. Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls CODE
    • Hacking a More Secure Society

      Open source veteran Mickos now gives bounties to hackers for identifying and helping fix security vulnerabilities. Dan Costa, PCMag
      Marten Mickos, HackerOne
    • Can Anyone Beat Amazon?

      Online retail remains a world in flux, and Boxed’s experiences going head to head with Bezos & Co. offers lessons for many industries. Chieh Huang, Boxed
    • All The Things You Don’t Know About 5G

      Faster isn’t enough. 5G will transform the consumer internet and also help enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution, transforming every industry and making smart cities finally possible. Shannon Lucas, Ericsson
      Beverly Rider, Hitachi
    • How Bank of America Copes With Rapid Tech Change

      Cathy Bessant focuses on what constant technology and industry change means for jobs, the future of banking, and how companies of the future are organized. Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


    • The Internet Civil War

      The net is under assault by both too-powerful companies and ill-equipped countries. We users are getting left behind, and there is real risk the net’s global unity could be compromised. How can the world better oversee and regulate the net? Dipayan Ghosh, Harvard Kennedy School
      Veni Markovski, ICANN
      Nicholas Thompson, WIRED
    • Tech and Political Activism

      In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, every politician, party, and activist group realized that tech could be an even more powerful tool for suasion. What are the latest tools for online organizing and how will they change the presidential election? Lyel Resner, NYU
      Nicholas Thompson, WIRED
      Pinky Weitzman, ACLU
    • FIghting Global Atrocities with Data

      Human trafficking exploits and enslaves a stunning 40.3 million people, and earns traffickers $150 billion yearly. Can data help fight back? Enigma is developing a platform to help financial institutions block the traffickers' transactions. Dan Costa, PCMag
      Hicham Oudghiri, Enigma
    • Why “Consensus Tech Matters More than “Crypto”

      Steiner was a top Ethereum coder who had a vision for how related technologies could transform the entire internet. How should we think about crypto and blockchain technology now? Jutta Steiner, Parity Technologies
    • Tech Tools for Public Servants

      With trust in government at an all-time low, the morale of public servants is often overlooked. But they are the largest workforce in the world. Apolitical helps government employees connect to skills, solutions and partners so they can tackle society’s biggest challenges. Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies
      Lisa Witter, Apolitical
    • The Transformation of TV

      Eilenberg has created some of the most groundbreaking shows on television. What's happening now as a result of new entrants, new platforms and shifting consumer tastes? David Eilenberg, ITV America
      Andrew Whitehouse, Copperfield Advisory
    • Mission-Driven Leadership: My Journey as a Radical Capitalist

      The former Aetna CEO was thrust into that role despite his iconoclasm about corporate life and American healthcare. His success tells us a lot about contemporary business. For him, mindfulness was as important as profit. Mark Bertolini
      David Gelles, New York Times
    • Closing Conversation

    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


    • Team Human

      The latest book by this tech-savvy social philosopher is a manifesto, calling us to “take a stand, regenerate the social bonds that define us and, together, make a positive impact on this earth.” Douglas Rushkoff, Author
    • Tech for Social-Emotional Growth: Why Screens Don't Hurt Kids

      Last year at Techonomy the consensus was the opposite, so we’re eager to hear from this expert on children and media. Sara DeWitt, PBS KIDS Digital
    • Chips to Heal Us

      Neuroscientist Rezai is an expert on the “electricity of the brain,” whose work entails interventions with electricity, magnetic fields, ultrasound, and targeted medications to aid nervous system disorders and treat opioid addiction, among other things. Ali Rezai, MD, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
    • Necessary Disruption in Food

      Eating Matters Noah Glass, founder & CEO, Olo; You haven’t heard much about food delivery giant Olo because it works in the background enabling all the ones you have heard of. Glass explains how eating is changing. Jasmine Crowe, founder & CEO, GoodR with Steve Gray Noah Glass, Olo
    • Roger Barnett, Founder & CEO, Shaklee

      What you eat is even more important than how it’s delivered. Shaklee embraced conscious eating and nutrition long before it was trendy. Roger Barnett, Shaklee
    • Tech Starts Up Wellness

      A new industry is emerging and Owyang’s Kaleido Insights has studied more than 500 startups aiming to help us be healthier, happier, and more centered. Jeremiah Owyang, Kaleido Insights
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


    • A New Approach to Aging

      This medical doctor recently left his job as vice chairman of Pepsico to head ambitious NY startup Life Bioscience, which focuses on helping aging people to continue contributing to society. It is investing in research and therapies related to six distinct biological pathways. Josh Kampel, Techonomy
      Mehmood Khan, Life Biosciences
    • Inside Transit Tech Innovation

      Wylde is one of NY’s top civic leaders, and her organization aims to stimulate innovation here. The Partnership’s Transit Tech Lab is focusing on the transit system, with special focus on the NY subway system. Kathy Wylde, Partnership for New York
    • Why and How To Invest in China

      Even as US/China tech relations remain fraught, the country is at the cutting edge of AI, e-commerce, and mobile payments, among others. China investing expert Yeung tells us how to think about the country and where it shows the most promise. Edith Yeung, 500 Startups
    • Towards More Humane and Accountable Technology

      John Borthwick, Betaworks
    • Karin Klein in Conversation with David Kirkpatrick

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
      Karin Klein, Bloomberg Beta
    • Conversation with Desiree Gruber

      This veteran storyteller helps bring sizzle to media, fashion and marketing, and is so tech-savvy she co-founded Tech NYC. Now she’s focused on women’s entrepreneurship and understanding how tech is changing the lives of our kids. Desiree Gruber, Full Picture
    • Sports & Tech Startups

      As tech becomes ever more central to the future of society, athletes and sports leaders are becoming engaged. Why does Jets star Enunwa care so much about tech? Rudy Cline-Thomas, Mastry, Inc.
      Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets
    • Even More to Come!