Atticus joined Techonomy in 2016 to assist with operations, events and speaker relations. He has years of experience leading event teams at various companies, big and small. Most recently, he oversaw operations for a fast-growth tech startup in NYC. He is a runner, a freelancing violinist and proponent of all things Techonomic. Atticus is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.
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Hello Barbie Hijacked, as Techonomy 2016 Foreshadowed
At Techonomy 2016, panelists revealed shocking security risks associated with embedding the internet in children’s toys. The fear that these devices could be compromised appears to have been warranted. Over the past year, hackers have found a way to turn "Hello Barbie" into a listening device, and have held data ransom. Germany has even banned certain connected toys in their country.
By Atticus MulkeyMar 2, 2017
Your Newsfeed is not “The Internet”
We now have “fake” fake news and “real” fake news… and as of this weekend, “alternative facts.” The World Wide Web of today no longer exhibits the youthful innocence that it once did. Facebook and Twitter are not responsible for sheltering you from false information. You are.
By Atticus MulkeyJan 24, 2017
How AI and The Blockchain can Build Trust
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Accenture and Techonomy speaker Paul Daugherty shares his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain during the World Economic Forum. Plus, a panel discussion on AI's impact on society hosted by David Kirkpatrick.
By Atticus MulkeyJan 19, 2017
Of Tech and Trump
The tech industry continues to loom large in the responses to this year’s election and plays multiple interesting roles in its aftermath: Russia has been accused of "hacking" the election, Facebook has been forced to address its fake news issue, tech leaders met this week with president-elect Trump, and more.
By Atticus MulkeyDec 16, 2016
The AI Breakfast Roundtable at Techonomy 2016
Our homes, industries, livelihood, toys, robots, and even our wars are being shaped by rapid advances in AI. How do we ensure that the resulting systems connect these advances equitably to the benefit not just of business, but also of society?
By Atticus MulkeyDec 14, 2016
PCMag.com Covers Techonomy’s Focus on IoT
Mark Zuckerberg made worldwide headlines, and election coverage got a spotlight, but the Internet of Things was still a central theme at Techonomy 2016. Michael J. Miller of PC Magazine wrote a great piece about the many ways that IoT came up in our discussions.
By Atticus MulkeyNov 22, 2016
Happy Trails: An Inexpensive Way to Revive American Suburbs
As people move more and more to cities, suburban America is in need of a facelift. City living is attractive to young people because they are aware of their energy consumption, they like the action there, and the cost of car and home ownership is often out of reach. Suburban areas across the country are utilizing new trail systems to connect communities, making them more bikeable, pedestrian friendly and green.
By Atticus MulkeyOct 12, 2016
New Study: Meditation Literally Changes our Genes
People who practice meditation know it resets the mind and body, and there have been claims about its healing powers for centuries. Now scientific evidence backs them up. Researchers recently found that meditation does more than just relieve stress. It can literally change our DNA.
By Atticus MulkeySep 7, 2016
Man, Machines and… Fashion?
If you are eager (as we always are) to do something Techonomic this weekend and are in New York, check out the amazing show Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It closes on Labor Day, so don’t delay.
By Atticus MulkeyAug 26, 2016
The New honor 8 Is A Dream Phone Whether or Not You’re a Millennial
I have been using a new honor 8 smartphone from Huawei for a little over a week. As much as love my iPhone, I can’t find a compelling enough reason to switch back. Everything seems more intuitive on the honor 8. The photography features are amazing, and clearly superior to the iPhone, as is the all-important battery life. And it looks almost identical.
By Atticus MulkeyAug 26, 2016
Watch Healthcare Improve as Runners Embrace Tech
I joke sometimes with my running friends that we don’t take our watches on runs; our watches take us on runs. In June Facebook launched Moves, its own activity-tracking app. Facebook is just one of many companies that wants to know when you’re active. People who run are obsessed with statistics, and watches and wearables are becoming almost a must-have for runners. This technology may drive a revolution in healthcare.
By Atticus MulkeyJul 27, 2016
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