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Innovation Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Big Thinkers Assess 2020 and Look Ahead

What a long strange year it’s been. What did we learn in 2020? What warning signs are flashing? And what can we expect in 2021 for the U.S., business, tech, and all of us as citizens and people?   More

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence is on Track to Improve Medicine

From directing patients to proper treatments to synthesizing research studies to helping doctors diagnose and cure various diseases, artificial intelligence is set to transform healthcare.   More

Design Energy & Green Tech Healthcare Innovation

CES 2021 Will Showcase Plenty of Truly Useful Tech

Viewed through a screen, CES may offer us a glimpse at more substance and less glitz than if we were shuffling through the throngs at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the technologies we should really be celebrating.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Research Project Seeks Cancer’s Achilles Heel

By looking at cancer as an engineering problem instead of a medical one, scientists are homing in on vulnerabilities that may lead to new ways to knock out tumors.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Net Giants

Facebook’s Currency Dream Shrivels On

Libra, or, um, Diem is a dim shadow of its original idea.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Security & Privacy

How to solve ad tech’s “identity crisis” – before monopolists take control and consumers pay the price

Billions of people rely on digital services and online content to connect them to the rest of the world. Foursquare's Josh Cohen says it's possible to to build a future where consumer privacy is protected, monopolies are avoided, and ad tech companies can access the data they need.   More

Government Net Giants Policy

Celebrating the Flawed Facebook Lawsuit

Despite many questions about the huge U.S. antitrust assault on Facebook, it will at least accomplish one thing: make the company less likely to continue heedlessly doing so many irresponsible things.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing The Pandemic

No Enchantment Across a Crowded Zoom

What is lost over Zoom is the energy among people. The seeing and the hearing. The glances and microexpressions. We need to regain the fidelity of these essential signals so we can restore the serendipity of group interactions.   More

Learning Tech & Society The Pandemic

What did you learn in the pandemic?

2020 made us question a lot of assumptions. Here are a few tenets 2020 shattered and rearranged.   More

Partner Insights

Enterprise 2020 – What Automating Means Now

How will the pandemic drive automation and cybersecurity? BMC gathered top industry executives from around the world to discuss current challenges and lasting impacts.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing

Post-Pandemic, Brands Must Find Empathy

How consumers see brands is getting reset, so brands need to reimagine what they stand for. There’s a unique opportunity, right now, for them to become part of the stories and memories we all forming during this awful pandemic year.   More

Techonomy Events

Inclusion, Connectedness, and Values –3 Days of Health+Wealth

Vaccines will be near-miraculous. Connecting everyone should be Biden’s top tech priority. The public looks more to business for solutions to society’s ills. Digital transformation could enable it to deliver. Social media needs an empathy infusion. America’s cities are finding new reserves of strength. Everybody needs a colonoscopy. Genomic medicine poses enormous promise. And business can decarbonize the atmosphere.. That’s a taste of what we heard in three days of intense discussion.   More

Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Business Responsibility Emerges as a Major Theme at Health+Wealth Conference

William McDonough says that when they figure out their strategy, most businesses start with value and then set their goals, benchmarking financial and product targets, instead of first focusing on values. He sees a new world arising where companies have to lead with their hearts, and move from values to principles, visions, goals, strategies, tactics, […]   More

Food The Pandemic

“Ghost Kitchens” Rise to Meet To-Go Demand

There's a new kind of restaurant where food gets cooked but not served. Such establishments may be the savior of the hard-hit industry. And they're giving all of us a wide range of at-home choices.   More

Cities Democracy Techonomy Events

Health + Wealth Day 2: Cities, the Pandemic, and Understanding Donald Trump

“There is nothing in the mayor book anywhere that says how to deal with a worldwide pandemic,” Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, Georgia told the audience at the Health+Wealth of America conference on Wednesday. He kicked off the program with Valarie McCall, Chief of Communications, Government & International Affairs for the City of Cleveland. “It’s […]   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events The Pandemic

David Agus at Health+Wealth: All Three Vaccines Keep Everyone Out of Hospital

Dr. David Agus, a USC medical school and engineering school leader, has been immersed in fighting the pandemic since January. At the Health+Wealth of America conference on Tuesday December 1, he showed enormous enthusiasm about all three of the new vaccines that are approaching approval. He told the audience that aside from their impressive efficacy […]   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Pfizer and Moderna's astonishingly promising vaccines were made possible by a new scientifiic approach. Here’s a primer on how mRNA vaccines work and why we need them now.    More

Techonomy Events The Pandemic

He Spoke With the Wuhan Whistleblower in January

A doctor working fulltime at a national level on the pandemic. An architect aiming to decarbonize the atmosphere. A young woman who shook up Israeli politics. They all have something in common.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

We’ve mastered attending virtual conferences, but the human connection is hard to find. We’re housebound, with screens our only portal for meeting new people. So a few new companies are taking their cues from the singles scene to come up with solutions.   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

COVID-19 Testing: Good, Bad, and Downright Frustrating

Even dramatically increased testing capacity has been no match for poor strategy and misdirected deployment of tests in the U.S.   More