Energy & Green Tech Society Techonomy Events

Program Chief Ross: Looking Back at the “We’re Screwed” Techonomy

The number of alarms raised on stage at Techonomy 2017 left our program chief with a sinking feeling. In this roundup of downbeat thoughts and warnings, she highlights the drama. (There were redeeming notions as well, and she promises to highlight those next week.)   More

Business Media & Marketing

Marketers Finance Fake News. Now What?

Ad tech, and the money it can bring to popular pages serving ads, sits at the center of the fake news crisis—making big brand marketers inadvertent enablers in this controversial space. A new survey shows marketers are ambivalent about what ought to change—and are reluctant to alter their own business practices.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Video Series: Short Talks with Techonomists

Join Techonomy President Josh Kampel in a series of brief video interviews with some of the most influential and outspoken business leaders. This video series highlights brief excerpts from talks backstage at Techonomy 2017.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

Aetna CEO Bertolini Basically Predicted the Just-Announced CVS Deal at Techonomy a Month Ago

CVS agreed Sunday to buy Aetna for about $69 billion. Just a month ago, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini recently sat down with David Kirkpatrick onstage at Techonomy 2017 and shared his vision for a new kind of in-store experience for healthcare.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights Resilience

Business Transformation Requires Personal Leadership Transformation

Leaders can successfully respond to external change only if they have the internal tools to manage the overwhelming pace and stress.   More

Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy’s Purpose–Nine Assertions

Techonomy is not a neutral journalistic organization. We are advocates for the responsible use of technology, which seems more urgent than ever as technology continues to race ahead of society.   More

Media & Marketing The Internet

Both Blocking AT&T-Time Warner & Killing Net Neutrality Put Competition at Risk

With its two actions this week, the administration has sacrificed an opportunity to promote innovation and competition in the media industry. The result will be greater consolidation in the hands of a few dominant players.   More

Analytics & Data Science Security & Privacy

FDA Opens the Doors for Consumer Genetic Testing, But is the Technology Ready?

Genetic testing is going mainstream, but is the science ready for prime time? The marketing of genetic tests to consumers raises short-term risks and may even threaten the longer-term promise of the technology.   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

Me Tarzan, You Alexa

Voice interfaces seem to be everywhere, and are evolving rapidly. But Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri point towards the future of AI, and an automated society.   More

Healthcare

How Technology Can Alleviate Healthcare’s Workload

Doctors face an exorbitant amount of paperwork and record keeping. It’s distracting them from patients and burning them out. How can technology help physicians feel more capable, and less overburdened?   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

The Next Generation of Leadership Weighs In

To bring a fresh perspective to Techonomy 2017, we invited four high school students to attend the event and share their impressions.   More

Analytics & Data Business Security & Privacy

Lessons from Equifax: Don’t Delegate the Bits and Bytes

Executives must start to hold themselves accountable for the safety and soundness of their software—and that starts with the simple acknowledgement that in many cases, the biggest risk they are managing is their own ignorance.   More

Media & Marketing Society Techonomy Events

“Vitriol” Toward Net Giants Was an Unexpected Theme of Techonomy 2017

Facebook and Google took the brunt of criticism at Techonomy 2017, the net giants serving as proxies for an entire tech industry that increasingly appears unwilling to take responsibility for the power it wields.   More

Innovation Society Techonomy Events The Internet

Techonomy 2017: Will Machines Serve Man or Vice Versa?

Business leaders, policy experts and engineers gathered at Techonomy 2017 for two days of discussion on the promise and perils of a tech-driven future. Status Update: It’s complicated. Attendees painted a picture of great progress driven by innovation, but the way forward is fraught with peril.   More

Society Techonomy Events The Internet

At Techonomy 2017: Debating Tech’s Impact on Democracy

The theme of unintended consequences ran through every session at Techonomy 2017. While there is no clear solution, many speakers share a firm belief that more transparency – in algorithms, privacy policies, emerging AI capabilities, and in data security – can be big steps forward.   More

Internet of Things Society Techonomy Events The Internet

“The Internet Under Attack Is Civil Society Under Attack”

As the Internet becomes more and more vulnerable, civil society is under threat. Is it already too late? A panel at Techonomy 2017 paints a dire picture.   More

Cities Innovation Techonomy Events

Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.   More

Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events

For Better Global Health, Let Tech Put People Together

Those putting their faith in technology to fix the inequalities and inefficiencies in global healthcare are missing big pieces of the puzzle. A wide-ranging discussion at Techonomy 2017 underscored some of the missed opportunities right in front of us.   More

Business Innovation Startup Culture Techonomy Events

John Chambers: Make Every State a Startup State

In a fiery discussion at Techonomy 2017, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers warned that the United States had lost its innovative edge to other nations and called for a national digital agenda.   More

Techonomy Events

Techonomy 2017: Optimism Tempered with Concerns

Techonomy 2017 opened Sunday with a mind-bending array of possibilities coupled with an equal number of ethical quandaries. The opening day looked at the convergence of man and machine, raising the prospect of neuro-technololy that will bypass the need for language itself. “It is both exciting and worrying,” was a common refrain throughout the sessions. […]   More