Media & Marketing Partner Insights Q&A

How CNN Functions as a Digital Media Company

As part of Techonomy’s partnership with media company Turner, we are publishing a series of interviews with Turner executives. Meredith Artley spoke to Techonomy on digital overlap, tech and news, and Trump's inevitable domination of the news cycle.   More

Sponsored Content

Healthcare’s Next Wave: Follow the Data

There was a wide array of devices and services on display at this week's HIMSS conference in Las Vegas but data was the unifying theme — how to collect it, where to store it, how to share it, how to protect it, and how to make it actionable. The vision is expansive; the reality is fraught with challenges.   More

Community Insights Manufacturing Society

Supply Chain Gaps Can Make the Case for Blockchain

Despite the popular hype surrounding blockchain, it will likely be the humble blocking and tackling of supply chain management that proves the technology’s value to business. Tradeshift's Christopher Jablonski covers blockchain's potential benefit to business.   More

Techonomy Events

NY May Speakers: Janow, Lehmann, McChord, Stein, Sud, et al

Techonomy’s program for our New York conference on May 8th and 9th is progressing. Conversation will range across technologies, industries, strategies, public policy, and the state of human progress in this dizzying, confusing era.   More

Global Tech Security & Privacy

Cyber Vulnerabilities Threaten Kenya’s Vaunted Fintech

More than 75 percent of Kenyan citizens have access to financial services through mobile devices, increasing the risk of cybercrime and putting pressure on public and private stakeholders to invest more in cybersecurity.   More

5G Mobile

Mobile World Congress: Just 5G? Or 5G for Good?

Mobile World Congress covered 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space stretched across eight halls and was host to 110,000 visitors. The juxtaposition of commercial aspirations with calls for tech to be in service of a higher purpose underscored the complexity of the 5G opportunity and the need for thoughtful innovations across both worlds.   More

From the Magazine Society

“I was one of the lucky ones…”

In a satire on our tech-driven society, Simone Ross delves into the "what if" of a looming, apocalyptic future where life exists only in the Apple headquarters, and other tech enclaves. From the latest Techonomy Magazine   More

Artificial Intelligence Government Partner Insights

Lessons for Business as the Pentagon Embraces AI

As AI's influence in the U.S. military grows, business leaders must consider the nature of their partnerships with defense agencies. Advanced AI may even force change — both operational and cultural — throughout the United States' large defense organization.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Science

Genomics Yields Insights About Ancient Humans

Scientists are using genomics to reconstruct the evolutionary history of humans. These findings shed new light on our past, and also yield insights into related species, like the Neanderthals as well as other ancient hominids. At the recent Advances in Genome Biology and Technology conference, Meredith Salisbury reports on the results.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights

Why Science Wants to Sequence Your Dog

A citizen scientist project allows dog owners to contribute to the understanding of canine genetics, shedding light on the genetics and evolution of many related species. Further scientific understanding of the habits of mountain lions are underway and critical to the development of the species.   More

Community Insights Jobs

Will Bots Take Our Jobs? Yes and No.

Technological and managerial skills will soon be more in demand at the cost of physical and routine work. While American productivity has increased since the 1950s, policy leaders and corporations will have to address issues like retraining and education overhaul to continue this trend.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Innovators Need the Establishment

The tech world is often quick to dismiss "traditional" healthcare as slow. But to push the sorely needed transformation within healthcare, technology players and today's healthcare stakeholders will have to collaborate.   More

Society Techonomy Events

Harnessing Tech for Responsible Growth

At a time when some governments are taking a step back from leading social progress, businesses are beginning to lean in. There is much work to be done, and much to be gained by those who take it on. Read further and join us in New York on May 8 and 9 for the continued conversation.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Science

As Genomics Matures, Funding Priorities Will Shift

During the next two years, NHGRI will be using interactions with scientists and the public to take stock of the genomics field and where its funds can make the most difference. The landscape has shifted rapidly from the institute's early days, when it set the direction for much of the genomics community around the world.   More

From the Magazine Science

As Mass Extinction Looms, Conservation Genomics Fights Back

De-extinction programs may capture the imagination, but less glamorous efforts to protect threatened species are already showing results. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

Community Insights

Why White Americans Voted for Trump – A Research Psychologist’s Analysis

A research psychologist takes on the question of what motivated white Trump voters and concludes: It's complicated. Economic anxiety may be a marker but alone does not account for what he sees as a unique psychological profile that distinguishes white Trump voters.   More

Global Tech Startup Culture Techonomy Events

Big Tech’s Conscience to Join Techonomy NYC

Techonomy's program for our May conference in NYC is shaping up quickly. The conversation will range widely across technologies, company strategies, public policy, and the state of human progress. Join Microsoft President Brad Smith, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, development economist Jeffrey Sachs, Vimeo CEO Anajli Sud, and more.   More

Global Tech Government International Affairs

Gates Foundation Supports Tech in Kenya Despite Political Turmoil

Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched Pathways for Prosperity, a commission on technology and inclusive development in Nairobi, Kenya. The technological innovations that the commission is investigating is at a nascent stage in Kenya, however, and political turmoil threatens real progress.   More

Global Tech Healthcare

Hong Kong’s Healthcare Ambitions Blend Tech and Finance

At the recent HealthTechO2O conference in Hong Kong, it was clear that Hong Kong has the potential to be a healthcare innovation hub — but that it still has a long way to go to fulfilling that potential.   More

Techonomy Events

First Peek at Techonomy NYC Program & Speakers (May 8-9)

Techonomy's next big conference is in New York on May 8th and 9th. We proudly announce a superb lineup of topics and speakers, including Martin Sorrell, Jeffrey Sachs, Merit Janow, Eric Hippeau, Anjali Sud, and Jon Stein. And we've got an amazing group of yet-to-be announced speakers and guests also joining us. Stay tuned!   More