Techonomy NYC May 14-15, 2019

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

    • 8:00 AM


      Breakfast will be served
    • 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM


    • 8:45 AM

      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
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:10 AM

      Creating an Inclusive Tech Industry

      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
      Interviewer: Rana Foroohar, The Financial Times
    • 9:30 AM

      Partnering for Good

      MedShare has delivered over $220 million in medical aid to communities in 103 countries and combined with Phillips’ state of the art biomedical equipment, is improving the quality of biomedical service offerings in underserved communities around the world. Charles Redding, MedShare
      Rob Stevens, Philips
      Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:45 AM

      Hacking a More Secure Society

      Open source veteran Mickos now gives bounties to hackers for identifying and helping fix security vulnerabilities. Marten Mickos, HackerOne
      Interviewer: Dan Costa, PCMag
    • 10:00 AM

      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
    • 10:30 AM

      Can Anyone Beat Amazon?

      Online retail remains a world in flux. Boxed is powering forward despite Bezos & Co. Its experience offers lessons for other companies and industries. Chieh Huang, Boxed
      Moderator: Aaron Price, Propelify
    • 10:45 AM

      Can Tech Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

      Will tech help us achieve them? Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University
    • 10:55 AM

      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
      Scott Malcomson, Strategic Insight Group/FutureMap
      Veni Markovski, ICANN
      Moderator: Nicholas Thompson, WIRED
    • 11:30 AM

      Will Tech Unify or Divide?

      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
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 11:50 AM

      Internet of Things: Turning Hype Into Business

      Internet of Things was supposed to revolutionize the world years ago, but has largely failed to live up to its hype. How will it succeed in the future? Shannon Lucas, Ericsson
      Sean Mehra, HealthTap, Inc.
      Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 12:15 - 1:30 PM


    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM


    • 1:30 PM

      Internet & Blockchain: From 'Don’t be Evil' to 'Can’t be Evil'

      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
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 1:50 PM

      The New Technologies of Politics

      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
      Pinky Weitzman, ACLU
      Moderator: Nicholas Thompson, WIRED
    • 2:15 PM

      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. Hicham Oudghiri, Enigma
      Interviewer: Dan Costa, PCMag
    • 2:30 PM

      Ethical Engineers Make More Impactful Technologies

      How do we measure what works and build it into our next generation of tech? Mei Lin Fung, IEEE
    • 3:00 PM

      The Transformation of TV: What Will We Watch?

      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
      Interviewer: Andrew Whitehouse, Copperfield Advisory
    • 3:20 PM

      An Unconventional Urban Activist on Food, Employment, and Upward Mobility

      Mark Brand is a new kind of leader. He was once homeless and addicted to drugs. Now, he’s an entrepreneurial chef who runs a series of successful Vancouver-based businesses and projects that use food to open employment opportunities to diverse, vulnerable populations. What can Brand’s experience teach us about resilience, and the power of profit-driven social enterprises? Mark Brand, Mark Brand Inc.
      Interviewer: Steven Gray, Techonomy
    • 3:40 PM

      Jared Cohen, Jigsaw and author, Accidental Presidents

      This State Department veteran is now CEO of Alphabet’s Jigsaw business, which works to make the world safer. He also just wrote a book about Vice Presidents who became President. Seeing connections is his job. Jared Cohen, Jigsaw
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 4:10 PM

      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
      Interviewer: David Gelles, New York Times
    • 6:00 PM

      Reception at Hudson Yards

      Reception at Hudson Yards with supper and craft cocktails provided by The Table. Co-hosted by SAP
    • 8:00 AM


      Breakfast will be served
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


    • 9:00 AM

      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
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:30 AM

      Tech for Good: How Screens Can Help 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
    • 9:45 AM

      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
    • 9:55 AM

      New York Tech and Responsibility in an Age of Data

      Karin Klein, Bloomberg Beta
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 10:10 AM

      Towards More Humane and Accountable Technology

      A longtime investor and supporter of entrepreneurs argues that our entire approach to developing technology has to change. Tech can no longer just hack the world. John Borthwick, Betaworks
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 10:30 AM

      Will AI Make Us Healthier?

      Medical researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify at-risk patients, predict issues before symptoms arise, and potentially save lives. Collaboration between public and private sector, for example, is leading to groundbreaking new developments to images and detect patterns at massive scale. Bambi DeLaRosa, Ph.D., Micron
      Terry Lo, Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University
      Moderator: Steven Gray, Techonomy
    • 11:00 AM

      Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

      Andrew Yang, U. S. Presidential Candidate & Venture for America
      Rich Benjamin
      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 11:30 AM

      Democratic Presidential Candidate John Delaney

      John Delaney, Presidential Candidate, 2020
      Rich Benjamin
      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 12:00 - 1:15 PM


    • 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM


    • 1:15 PM

      Why I 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, Proof of Capital
      Interviewer: Drew Ianni, CDX
    • 1:30 PM

      The US-China Battle Over Tech

      Ten years ago, Karabell wrote "Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It." Then five years ago, renowned economist Roach chimed in with "Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China." Now these two turn their attention to how these two codependent nations will manage their growing rivalry in tech. Zachary Karabell, The Progress Network
      Stephen Roach, Yale University
    • 1:55 PM

      Public-Private Collaboration Improves New York Tech

      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
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 2:15 PM

      The Agile Enterprise: Talent, Culture, and Digital Transformation

      Agile started as a software technique--to move quickly and iterate to achieve breakthroughs. Now entire companies can use the approach to make themselves more innovative. How does it work? Max Furmanov, Accenture
      Interviewer: Drew Ianni, CDX
    • 2:30 PM

      The Science & Economics of 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. Mehmood Khan, Life Biosciences
      Interviewer: Josh Kampel, Techonomy
    • 2:45 PM

      Looking for Humanity in AI

      Two designers who work in artificial intelligence discuss the tension between creativity and AI - when is AI enabling and when is it disabling? AI is often thought of as a way to improve productivity but for creatives, productivity also includes time for reflection and serendipity. How do you integrate those intangible human qualities into digital tools? Philippa Mothersill, MIT Media Lab
      Joshua Mudgett, J//MUJET
      Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 3:00 PM

      Unleashing Innovation: How a Healthcare Incumbent Partners with Insurgents

      How does a century-old healthcare giant partner with start-ups to deliver life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to people around the globe? What lessons does it hold for other big companies? Kate Merton, JLABS
      Tran T. Huynh, OpticSurg
      Venk Varadan, Nanowear
      Moderator: Josh Kampel, Techonomy
    • 3:30 PM

      What You Don’t Know About Food Delivery and Tech

      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. Noah Glass, Olo
      Interviewer: James Cakmak, Techonomy
    • 3:45 PM

      Can Blockchain Help Reduce Food Waste?

      Jasmine Crowe, Goodr
      Interviewer: Steven Gray, Techonomy
    • 4:00 PM

      Why Women are the Future of Tech

      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
      Interviewer: Juliet Scott-Croxford, Worth
    • 4:20 PM

      Podcasts Are Having Their Moment

      Conal Byrne, iHeartMedia
      Interviewer: Josh Kampel, Techonomy
    • 4:35 PM

      Running With Tech: the Athlete Venture Capitalist

      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
      Interviewer: Richard Bradley, Worth
    • 5:00 PM

      Closing Reception at Convene