digital transformation

Manufacturing Intelligent Devices That Could Save Your Life

With 200,000 employees across 30 countries, Flextronics is probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of. The American electronics-manufacturing giant is the second largest manufacturer of any kind in the world, after only Taiwan’s Foxconn....

The Markle Foundation’s Philip Zelikow on Reconfiguring Education for the Digital Age

“Imagine an education system that’s built around unleashing the power of the individual,” says Philip Zelikow, professor of history at the University of Virginia and visiting managing director at the Markle Foundation. Zelikow envisions a...

KeenON: The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki on the Digital Future

There are few journalists both more reasonable and more insightful than The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki. At Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay last month, Surowiecki moderated the fascinating “Can Tech Bring Equality and Peace?”...

Lebanon’s Serial Entrepreneur Bets on Online Acceleration

Samer Karam has been a war photojournalist, a banker, an entrepreneur, and a PhD student. But these days, the Gen-X techie is focused on enabling the success of others. His online accelerator Alice, based in...

Unconstrained and Undisciplined: A New Breed of Disruptors Accelerates Market Transformation

Clayton Christensen's model of business disruption posits that new players can topple industry giants by attacking the low end of a market and building towards competitiveness at the higher margin. But this once-groundbreaking model may...

Five Forces Shaping the Future

The 21st century didn’t start in the year 2000. It started in 2010, the same way the 20th century began in 1908 with the advent of the automobile. It became the century of highways and...

Adapting Our Business Model to Leverage the New Techonomy

For those of us who have worked in the technology space for decades, now is our time. We dreamed big dreams thirty years ago: technology would become the global engine transforming every industry and entity;...

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