Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick shares highlights from our 2012 Tucson conference, which was more business-centric than previous gatherings. As a place “where the suits meet the geeks,” the Techonomy conference looks at the big issues changing retail, banking, money, international trade, and leadership, as well as how the trends of cloud, mobile, social, and big data impact business. Leaders, investors, policy makers, and innovators including Ray Kurzweil of Google, Dan Schulman of American Express, EMC’s Joseph Tucci, Robert Hormats of the U.S. State Department, Cisco’s Padmasree Warrior, and Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics address themes ranging from the Internet economy to data science, global tech, geo-engineering, automation, and the future of work.