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The Next Wave of E-Commerce Innovation

In the United States, online retail is experiencing double-digit growth. By 2015 it is projected to be a nearly $300 billion market. So what will drive future growth? The current evidence from leaders like Etsy and Fab.com suggest that e-commerce will grow via optimization: flash sales, subscriptions, social recommendations, crowdsourcing, advertorials, better targeting of customers, etc. Brick and mortar retail is also going through a slow reawakening with the advent of in-store mobile commerce. At a minimum, we can expect smarter experiences that tap into the latest and greatest from behavioral economics, big data, and improved technology (i.e., faster mobile, widespread broadband access, and ubiquitous displays).   More

Bio & Life Sciences Techonomy Events

Andrew Hessel of Singularity University on Biotech and Procreation

In this short talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Andrew Hessel, Co-Chair of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Singularity University, describes how his work engineering the genome has shifted his views on human reproduction in a very personal way.   More

Security & Privacy Techonomy Events

Bret Hartman of RSA on Cyber Defense

In this video from Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Bret Hartman, CTO of RSA, talks about lessons his company learned when they faced a major cyber attack in early 2011. Hartman addresses the technological, legal, and political barriers to protecting our security, and discusses the severity of intellectual property theft as a global problem.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Citi’s Deborah Hopkins on Horizontal Business Models

In this session from Techonomy 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., Techonomy's Adam Ludwig asks Deborah Hopkins, Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Information Officer at Citi, about the shift from vertical business models to horizontal ones. While it's clear that the top-down approach to business is dying, she says, it doesn't mean it's easy for businesses to adopt new ways.   More

Media & Marketing Techonomy Events Video

McKinsey’s Bertil Chappuis Maps Five Trends in Mobile, Social, and Video

In this 10-minute talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Bertil Chappuis, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Inc., outlines five US trends in mobile, social media, video, and communication that were identified by iConsumer, the company's consumer insight asset.   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Digitized Decision Making and the Hidden Second Economy

There’s something big happening right now. I’m not referring to any of the popular technology memes per se—big data, social, cloud, mobile, augmented reality, context, post-PC devices, consumerization, 3D printing, etc. I’m referring to something behind, and beyond, all of these technologies: the digitization of decision making.   More

Techonomy Events

Rypple’s Daniel Debow on the Corporate Shift from Hierarchy to Social Network

Daniel Debow, co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, describes how the old hierarchal model of business is being replaced by a model that resembles the social graph, the networking model popularized by Facebook that describes how people, places, trends, and other factors relate to each other.   More

Techonomy Events

Salesforce Chatter’s Kendall Collins on the Correlation Between Productivity and Social Connectivity

Kendall Collins, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Saleforce Chatter, discusses how the correlation between productivity and social networks can be used to reproduce and leverage the traits of successful employees. While enterprise social networks are not a substitute for measuring business performance, he says there is a correlation between a successful employee's productivity and their connectivity on networks.   More

Techonomy Events

Jack Dorsey Explains Square’s Pay-by-Voice Technology

In this video from the "21st Century Individuals vs. 20th Century Organizations" session at Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick talks to Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey about what we can expect from Square in the next five years. The mobile app, which allows anyone to accept credit card payments to their phones or devices, has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses interact with customers. The pay-by-voice system that Dorsey refers to in the video, now known as Pay With Square, is already being used at 75,000 shops around the country.   More

Learning Techonomy Events

Scott Cook on How Technology Can Revolutionize Education

In this video from the "Revolutions in Progress" session at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of Intuit, discusses how technology can revolutionize education in the same way it has transformed the music and entertainment industries. Digital technology has given musicians and artists a global reach that was unfathomable 100 years ago. Why not treat education in the same way, suggests Cook, and give students access to the best teachers and lessons available using new technologies? Roger McNamee, Managing Director of Elevation Partners, moderated the session.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Kevin Johnson of Juniper Networks on Disruptive Innovation

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks, talks about how his company fosters 'disruptive innovation.'   More

Business Techonomy Events

Sean Parker on How Global Currency Collapse Will Improve Markets

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Sean Parker, Managing Partner at Founders Fund and a co-founder of Napster, asserts that the collapse of currencies worldwide, starting in European countries, will improve markets more than investing in new technologies.   More

Government Techonomy Events

Sean Parker: Can Direct Democracy Work?

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Sean Parker, Managing Partner of Founders Fund and a co-founder of Napster, talks about tensions between the theory and practice of direct democracy.   More

Techonomy Events

Pamela Passman on Protecting Intellectual Property in a Digital Age

In this short talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Pamela Passman, CEO and President of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Change, suggests we work harder to protect intellectual property in the digital age. If we can change the way we respect and honor workers' rights, she says, we can also change the way we value ideas and software.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Marissa Mayer on Apple vs. Google Product Development

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! and former Vice President of Consumer Products at Google, compares the Apple and Google methods of product development. Whereas Apple launches frequently and always hits its mark, she says, Google is more tentative in its product releases, getting feedback from consumers before finalizing its products.   More

Techonomy Events

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

Techonomy Events

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

Business Techonomy Events

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

Techonomy Events

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

Business Techonomy Events

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