digitization

5G and Digitalization Can Help Achieve the UN Global Goals

Here’s a list of some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that have the most potential to be impacted by 5G technology.

Value Tech Companies by How Much Time They Save

Technology’s purpose is to save time, the author writes. Whether this purpose is achieved determines a successful company versus one that fails.

CES Health Summit: Digital Health to Put Power in Patients’ Hands

While the Digital Health Summit at CES painted a promising picture for digital medicine, it also highlighted the cultural, structural and behavioral barriers to achieving the vision. Our coverage is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

Digital Transformation Means Changing the Entire Enterprise

Executives who want to transform their companies into digital ones may be looking at acquisitions like Amazon purchase of Whole Foods with envy. But first they should consider their access to data and how digitally-savvy...

Disrupting Concrete with Code

The construction industry is less productive than it was 60 years ago. Software and digital tools are either absent or extremely primitive. But new software could help this industry finally catch up to the rest...

Beyond Technology And Data at DLD17

Digitalization comes with both - possibilities and challenges. In this talk Ian Goldin, Timotheus Hoettges and Niko Mohr will navigate through the fields of automation and AI. They will discuss how this will affect our...

A Glowing Plant: the First Fruit of “Digitized” Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology is entering an exciting new phase. An ecosystem of companies is now developing services to enable faster, cheaper, and better genetic engineering. They are, in effect, "digitizing" genetic engineering through relatively inexpensive cloud-based...

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?”...

Plans to Digitize Health Records Draw Skepticism

As the medical industry strives to integrate new technology to improve services and outcomes, venture capital funding for healthcare IT has tripled in the last three years, according to a story by WNYC's Mary Harris....