Techonomy Needs Your Input: What Makes a Company Techonomic?

As our annual conference approaches in Tucson, Techonomy Media seeks to broaden its scope and impact. We want to further highlight the opportunities and challenges for business in a world being transformed by technology. We need your help as we crowdsource an important brainstorming exercise. We want to figure out more exactly what characteristics make a company tech-savvy, forward-looking, and resilient. We see every industry’s dynamics being turned upside down by the Internet, by empowered consumers, by data, and by entrepreneurial insurgents. We say every company ought to be a technology company, and like to talk about “techonomic” companies, but what exactly do you think that means? What is a techonomic company?

As our annual conference approaches in Tucson, Techonomy Media seeks to broaden its scope and impact. We want to further highlight the opportunities and challenges for business in a world being transformed by technology. We need your help as we crowdsource an important brainstorming exercise. We want to figure out more exactly what characteristics make a company tech-savvy, forward-looking, and resilient. We see every industry’s dynamics being turned upside down by the Internet, by empowered consumers, by data, and by entrepreneurial insurgents. We say every company ought to be a technology company, and like to talk about “techonomic” companies, but what exactly do you think that means? What is a techonomic company?

Should every company utilize social software in management? How important is it that a company develop its own apps? Is there a way every company ought to be encouraging the energies of its younger more tech-savvy employees? How does a techonomic company think about international competition, about the geography of employment, and of product development? Or even: do CEOs need to be able to write software code? Or—let’s be real—should they be able to talk about it intelligently?

These are just some sample questions. We aim in coming months and years to focus more closely on which companies are figuring it out and which ones aren’t. We see it as a big part of our own mission to serve as advocates for a more aggressive and positive incorporation of tech-savvy into every sphere of modern business.

We need your input to suggest other characteristics, capabilities, cautionary elements, and any other thoughts you have about what keeps a company resilient in this exciting but tumultuous era. Please be as specific as you can.

Tell us your thoughts and ideas here at techonomy.com, by logging in via Facebook, Twitter, or Disqus. It will change how we work in the future. (We also hope you’ll watch  live streaming video from Techonomy 2012 on our home page starting at 5pm Eastern time this coming Sunday Nov. 11!)

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