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Kevin Johnson of Juniper Networks on the Challenges of Disrupting Hierarchies

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz. Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks, describes the different structural models businesses must evolve through, and the challenges they face in doing so. Moving from a hierarchical structure to a more networked workflow, he says, is against a lot of manager's intuition, yet essential to the development of a company.   More

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Marissa Mayer on Encouraging Idea-Sharing in the Workplace

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., CEO of Yahoo! and former Vice President of Consumer Products at Google, describes how an open work environment in offices encourages networking and idea sharing. She says Google works hard to encourage a networked workplace, as opposed to a hierarchical one.   More

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse on Social Media and Consumer Empowerment

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick asks Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corporation, how the corporate landscape has changed since the rise of consumer empowerment through social media and the Internet.   More

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Rypple’s Daniel Debow on How Social Software Revolutionizes Corporate Communications

In this session from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Daniel Debow, co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, talks about how social software is revolutionizing business in the same way the telephone and email once did by allowing people to streamline and improve their communications.   More

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Tyler Cowen Doesn’t Believe Tech Is Central Economic Driving Force

In this debate from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, argues that technology is not the main driving force behind the economy. In fact, says Cowen, economic growth has been the slowest during notable technological booms.   More

Learning Techonomy Events

Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe on Justifying High Tuitions

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, argues that high tuition can be justified at institutions that stimulate innovation and produce replicable results. At Harvey Mudd, which has only 750 students, 40 percent of computer science students are female, something Klawe says should serve as a model for the rest of the country.   More

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Maelle Gavet of Ozon.ru on How ‘Offline’ Ideas Can Help Business

Ozon.ru is Russia's biggest online retailer, but its business is built on an offline foundation. In this video from Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Ozon.ru CEO Maelle Gavet discusses how cultural quirks unique to Russia require offline, person-to-person customer service to drive online commerce. Gavet has succeded in building Ozon's brand by embracing robust offline systems.   More

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Scott Cook on Scientific Experimentation in Business

In this video from the "Revolutions in Progress" session at Techonomy 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of Intuit, tells two stories about how scientific experimentation helped institutions find innovative solutions to complex problems. First, he describes how junior-level staff at his company created a text-message notification system for farmers in India to alert them about crop prices in nearby markets. Senior management initially doubted the tool's viability, but it went on to significantly improve the livelihood of over 400,000 Indian farmers. Second, he profiles the Chinese city of Shenzhen, where in the 1980s government officials allowed local markets, instead of communist government regulations, to dictate economic growth, providing a successful model for the rest of China.   More

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Vivek Ranadivé on a New Model for Data Access and Organization

In this video from the session "The Brain and the Data: How Accurately Can We Predict?" at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick talks to TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadivé about a new model for data access and organization that gives data context, and removes information into more accessible options like cloud storage.   More

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Miles Beckett of EQAL on Breaking the Rules

In this short talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Miles Beckett, CEO of EQAL, talks about how he took charge of his life by quitting medicine to do what he really loves. After years of medical training and practice, Beckett realized that in order to be happy, he needed to embrace his creativity. He launched the webisode series Lonelygirl15 in 2006, and went on to create EQAL, a media company that manages brands and celebrities.   More

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Rypple’s Daniel Debow: Enterprise Social Networks Have Measurable Impact on Output

In this session from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Daniel Debow, co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, explains to Techonomy's Adam Ludwig how companies should be strategic in the way they use the existing value structure of enterprise social networks—and argues that the output of these networks is measurable.   More

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Rypple’s Daniel Debow on Evaluating Employees Using Social Networks

In this session from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Daniel Debow, co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, talks about how his company has embraced social networks as a tool to evaluate employee's true productivity and value to the business. Instead of yearly employee reviews, he says Rypple has been able to leverage social networks to regulate best practices and reward good work within his team.   More

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Jack Dorsey on How Square and Twitter are Similar

In this video from the "21st Century Individuals vs. 20th Century Organizations" session at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick asks Jack Dorsey about the similarities, and differences, between his two companies, Twitter and Square. Both are utilities, says Dorsey, and both are defined by the user.   More

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Rypple’s Daniel Debow on Non-Monetary Employee Rewards

In this session from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Daniel Debow, co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, argues that while money is an important indicator of success and value to employees, there are other factors, like recognition, that play a large role in employee satisfaction. Enterprise social networks can help companies reward employees in non-monetary ways, Debow suggests.   More

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Sean Parker on the Negative Consequences of Social Networks

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Sean Parker, Managing Partner at Founders Fund and a co-founder of Napster, highlights some of the potential negative consequences of social networks.   More

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse on Why Consumers Still Don’t Dictate Product Development

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corporation, argues that even though consumers now play a big roll in improving customer service via social networks, they still don't dictate new product development.   More

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China: The New Techonomic Power

Chinese companies continue to expand around the world as domestic Chinese technology relentlessly improves. How should the world and business respond? Xiao Guo of ThoughtWorks, Doreen Lorenzo of frog, Cisco's Ned Hooper, and Gary Rieschel of Qiming Venture Partners discuss in this session at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz.   More