Caitlin Hamilton is the editorial and program producer for Techonomy. Having worked in the nonprofit, advertising, and journalism sectors, she brings a unique mix of insights to the team. Prior to joining Techonomy, she was Director of Communications for the National Eating Disorders Association. She holds an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from NYU and her writing has been published in WIRED, the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and more.
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Menopause: It’s so Hot Right Now
Menopause is a $600 billion market opportunity that remains largely untapped.
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 16, 2023
Climate Tech, Compassion, and the Innovation Crucible: Highlights of TE22
Our recent three-day excursion into the future of innovation at TE22 brought together concerns about democracy, a semi-obsession with global warming, confusion about the metaverse, and predictions of an AI/robotic society. But we found general optimism that yes, there would be tools for all these challenges.
By Caitlin HamiltonNov 23, 2022
The Future is Circular
Our current economy is built on taking finite materials and turning them into waste, so we can consume more finite materials. The system needs a complete overhaul.
By Caitlin HamiltonJun 29, 2022
Plastics: “The New Coal”
Plastics have yielded life-saving medical advances, supercharged technological advancements, helped send us to space, and transformed our lives in innumerable ways. But they are poisoning our people and our planet.
By Caitlin HamiltonMay 13, 2022
We Can Change Minds, Says the World’s Most Popular Climate Scientist
In an exclusive interview at the recent Techonomy Climate conference, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe said that the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change is effective communication. The tech is here. It’s time to change hearts and minds.
By Caitlin HamiltonApr 22, 2022
Tech Confronts the Climate Crisis
The problem is vast, but progress is accelerating as tech finds ways to address it. We need new tools to generate energy and more accurate ways to measure emissions. But action is coming both from big companies and startups. And if it isn’t all done with a lens of justice, it will just create more inequality.
By Caitlin HamiltonApr 8, 2022
Crisp Fights Food Waste with Data
Worldwide, one-third of all food produced is thrown away, accounting for 8-10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Techonomy10 honoree Crisp was founded with the mission to reduce food waste through data.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 11, 2022
Take Me to Space.
Star Trek is about everything we can achieve when we work together in service of our most cherished ideals. If Bezos is a true Trekkie, he must feel that in his bones.
By Caitlin HamiltonOct 15, 2021
Best One in the Zoom: A Practical Guide
TV anchor and coach Jane Hanson told Techonomy members at a special zoom-skills workshop: wear color, elevate your energy, pause...and much more.
By Caitlin HamiltonAug 24, 2021
Why Everything Requires “Whole of Society” Solutions
“It will require all of us to work together–and harness tech–to solve our many complex challenges.” It’s on all of us to come up with the kind of multi-stakeholder, interconnected, multi-faceted solutions we need.
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 25, 2021
How Johnson & Johnson Is Shaping the Future of Health Care Through Technology
CIO Jim Swanson on the transformative effects of the pandemic on Johnson & Johnson’s core business—and on technology’s ongoing role in advancing human health.
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 15, 2021
A Practical Guide to Networking in the New Normal
Virtual connections can be hard to maintain and networking can feel almost impossible in our new digital world, but with these pieces of advice, you can make it work for you.
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 5, 2021
Good News on Vaccines. Bad News About Future Disruptions.
Pfizer and Moderna ramp up vaccine shipments in the US as the WHO delivers 600,000 doses to Ghana. Crumbling infrastructure will lead to devastating consequences as climate crisis escalates. Biden hopes to fix the tech supply chain. And we’re still clueless about the “Solar Winds” hack.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 25, 2021
McKibben Prods Bill Gates to Go Further
What we’re reading this week: Environmentalist Bill McKibben unpacks apparent contradictions in Gates’ new climate book, critiquing his lack of political engagement. NASA aims to answer a question David Bowie asked in 1973. And apps for mental health and weight loss are thriving.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 18, 2021
Vaccines, Bitcoins, and Catalytic Converters
What we're reading this week: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family strife over his anti-vax activities, India builds its own substitute Twitter that will bend to the government’s will, and why disconnected communities suffer more from COVID-19.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 11, 2021
GameStop, App Surveillance, and Lab-Grown Wood: What to Read This Week
The Week’s FAQ Wait, GameStop what now? Here are 4 Things to Know About the GameStop Insanity. (NYT) And this will explain how the Reddit R/WALLSTREET board gamed the stock market. (The Verge) Then Robinhood cracked down and now there’s a class-action lawsuit in the mix. ( CNET / CNN). An excellent summary of the situation. […]
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 29, 2021
Welcome, President Biden. There’s Work to Do.
What we're reading this week: Along with fighting Covid, Biden will need to restrain Big Tech, manage China, and expand internet access. Facebook’s Oversight Board will review the decision to suspend Trump. And QAnon followers fall into crisis.
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 21, 2021
Health Tech’s Role in Return to Normalcy
During this painful transition to “normal,” we have a lot to be optimistic about. Digital health experts from Roche Diagnostics and Quantum Materials Corp. explain.
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 20, 2021
Dorsey’s Tweetstorm on the Failure to Police Online Discourse…and Other Stories
In a ‘tweetstorm’ Jack Dorsey said the Trump ban reflected ‘a failure’ to police online discourse. And that “over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet.” Meanwhile, WIRED says There’s No Excuse to Ignore Warnings of Domestic Terrorism.
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 14, 2021
McNamee Says Platforms Must Pay for This Week…and Other Stories
Tech and the Capitol Riot, Communities Tackle the Digital Divide, AI Gets Surreal, and A Dose of Optimism for 2021. What we're reading this week.
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 6, 2021
Techonomy’s Topic of the Year: The Digital Divide. We’ve Got to Fix It.
The pandemic threw the digital divide into stark relief. In these sessions, you'll hear from leading experts on the many consequences of unequal access to broadband and strategies we can employ to fix this scandal.
By Caitlin HamiltonDec 23, 2020
The Best Nature Documentaries to Stream During Quarantine
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Techonomy's Caitlin Hamilton presents her top recommendations of nature documentaries to stream during (and after!) quarantine.
By Caitlin HamiltonApr 22, 2020
Cheers to Our Inaugural Virtual Happy Hour!
As the virus changed everybody's world, we convened our first Techonomy & CDX Virtual Happy Hour. We were delighted to see so many smiling faces from our community. As we plan more online events, tell us here what you are interested in.
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 20, 2020
What to Expect at Techonomy NYC
At Techonomy NYC, everyone in the room could be onstage as a speaker. Our community includes edgy innovators from business, tech, and beyond, and our conferences are full of intense conversations about the most pressing issues of our era.
By Caitlin HamiltonApr 16, 2019
Digital Health is Complicated
Haunting stories out of Facebook are contrasted with a pro-mental health initiative by Instagram; Uber and Lyft are planning to save the health care industry billions; and the eradication of polio is in the hands of lab technicians. This week in digital health news.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 27, 2019
Telemedicine Could Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
The U.S. does not get sufficient bang for all the bucks it spends on healthcare – the highest percentage of GDP in the world. But telemedicine can contribute to major progress, says Philips U.S. CEO Vitor Rocha.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 11, 2019
What Two 2020 Presidential Candidates Said on the Techonomy Stage
Presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker and Andrew Yang are advocates for tech and believers in its economic importance. Yes, they are techonomists, and both have spoken on our stage. Hear their take on the issues in these exclusive conference videos.
By Caitlin HamiltonFeb 5, 2019
The “Green New Deal,” Pineapple Shoes, and Experiments to Dim the Sun
Articles worth reading about environmental technology and science.
By Caitlin HamiltonJan 8, 2019
The Climate Investing Landscape
To avoid a climate catastrophe, we must invest an estimated $6 trillion annually into climate by 2030. Climate finance takes on many shapes – venture capital towards innovation, project finance and debt for building clean infrastructure, government aid and grants for adapting to new climate realities. Sophie Purdom, Co-Founder of Climate Tech VC, joined us […]
By Caitlin HamiltonMar 9, 2023
Fashion’s Journey Towards Circularity
By Caitlin HamiltonSep 26, 2022
Climate Action is Unsustainable Without Gender Equity
By Caitlin HamiltonSep 23, 2022
The Climate Justice Imperative with Suzanne DiBianca, Justine Lucas and Heather Toney
By Caitlin HamiltonApr 4, 2022
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