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Community Insights Democracy Government Resilience

Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

COVID-19 hits in an election year, which raises many questions about how we cope. We need modern voting tech to help democracy be more resilient, argues a former director of research at the NSA.   More

Leadership Resilience Video

John Chambers Expects Crisis to Persist Through December

The inaugural online roundtable hosted by Techonomy Media last Friday featured longtime Cisco CEO John Chambers, who had led the company through four major crises. Drawing on his experience, he offers insightful and actionable advice for today's leaders.   More

Community Insights Design Resilience The Future of Work

The Office is Dead. Long Live the Office.

The social construct most affected by COVID-19 is office work. When we return to offices, the standards and norms the govern how we work will have irrevocably changed.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Resilience

A New Kind of COVID-19 Test Could Get Health Workers Back in Action

Another sort of test is possible. By looking at who’s already had COVID-19, rather than who has it now, we could help healthcare workers stay on the job.   More

Community Insights Resilience Tech & Society

Are We Ready for a Do-Not-Touch World?

Touching was already getting touchier. Now, life under threat of COVID-19 is the ultimate touchless state. But as we reign in touch we lose communication and comfort.   More

Techonomy Events

Cheers to Our Inaugural Virtual Happy Hour!

As the virus changed everybody's world, we convened our first Techonomy & CDX Virtual Happy Hour. We were delighted to see so many smiling faces from our community. As we plan more online events, tell us here what you are interested in.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Healthcare

On the Front Lines of Developing a Coronavirus Test

A doctor and researcher explains some of the reasons the U.S. has lagged in developing a COVID-19 test.   More

Healthcare

Healthcare Data Finally Matters. Here’s Why.

Tech and big data is transforming healthcare -- and raising provocative questions about who owns a patient's data.   More

Community Insights

What’s Keeping Techonomists Up At Night?

Techonomy planned an in-person gathering of our New York community, but it was canceled because of coronavirus concerns. Instead of losing the collective wisdom of that diverse and group, we asked them to answer one question: what keeps you up at night?   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Reverse Aging? Scientists Find Early Hints of This Holy Grail

It could be a major breakthrough. Harvard scientists have a new theory about aging — and some incredibly-encouraging thoughts about how to reverse it. A keen-eyed mouse suggests it may really be possible.   More

Business Community Insights

The Confusing Post-Virus Future of Global Supply Chains

Global supply chains may radically realign following this painfully destabilizing episode. Companies are already moving production out of China, and next they may move away from those pesky, disease-prone people.   More

Innovation

The Next ‘Endless Frontier’ of Science Research

Much of the framework for America’s scientific prowess was built on a 75-year-old report. In this piece, an academic outlines some specific things that must be done to strengthen the nation’s place as an innovation hub.   More

Community Insights Opinion

The World Wide Pause

Coronavirus is putting our world on pause, writes this normally peripatetic conference-goer. Amidst the inconvenience, she finds inspiration for embracing the slowdown from, of all things, the Grateful Dead.   More

Davos 2020 Partner Insights

The Good News About Growth (and Climate)

Our climate crisis is real and urgent. But many people who care deeply about it don't understand what's happened with economic growth. Economist Andrew McAfee's analysis will likely surprise you.   More

CDX Innovation

A Mantra for Big Companies: Collaborate With Start-ups

It’s no longer enough for large companies to rely on incremental innovation to grow. Companies must change how they innovate, with a long-term view, writes Schneider Electric's chief innovation officer.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Coronavirus is Here. Let’s Prepare for the Next Viral Outbreak.

Given the costs of epidemics, stable, strategic investments in organizations and activities dedicated to outbreak preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response are critical.   More

Business

Will the Coronavirus Trigger a Global Recession?

The COVID-19 outbreak seems to have raised the odds of a global recession dramatically. But even if no downturn materializes in the near term, the outbreak, together with President Donald Trump’s trade policy, may herald the end of a peaceful and prosperous era.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Tech and Inclusivity Will Change Medicine. Here’s How.

Experts say mainstream medicine will be transformed in the coming years by increasingly diverse research studies, new molecular technologies, innovative approaches to treatment, and more.   More

Business Innovation

Why Innovative Firms Do Better for Investors

The Conference Board recently began measuring the impact of innovation. Here are some takeaways.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

The Co-Evolution of Humans, Machines and Healthcare

We’re prepared to use technology in ways we can't conceptualize, or believe in our wildest dreams, we could use. Medical technology isn’t exempt.   More