October 24, 2013

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

1:30 - 2:00 pm     Registration and Coffee

2:00 - 2:10 pm     Welcome

Brent ScowcroftPresident, The Scowcroft Group; Interim Chairman, Atlantic Council

2:10 - 3:40 pm     Opening Debate - A Race Against Time

Is Technology Overrated as a Solution to the World's Worst Problems?
Is America Losing Its Leadership Edge?
What Technologies Show the Most Promise? 

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Moderator: Barry PavelVice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council (@BarryPavel)
Panelists:
  • Mathew J. Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
  • Mariana MazzucatoR.M. Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex; Economics Director, ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research of Innovation in Genomics (@MazzucatoM)
  • Anne Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation (@SlaughterAM)

3:40 - 4:00 pm     Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:15 pm     Global Strategists: How Prepared Are We for the Future? A Conversation

What are Global Challenges Requiring Technological Solutions?
How Do We Construct Government-Private Sector Partnerships?
What are the Unintended Consequences of Emerging Technologies?

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Moderator: Moderator: Frederick KempePresident and CEO, Atlantic Council (@FredKempe)
Espen Barth Eideformer Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway (@EspenBarthEide)
David Tennenhouse, Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

8:30 - 9:00 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am     The Challenges and Opportunities of the Third Industrial Revolution

Whose Ox is Gored by New Manufacturing Technologies?
What is the Future of Work?
Who's Better Positioned: Developed or Developing Countries?

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Moderator: Robin Harding, US Economics Editor, Financial Times (@RobinBHarding)
Panelists:

10:00 - 10:15 pm     Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:15 am    Building Up Resilience: Can the Upcoming Food-Water-Energy Crises Be Avoided?

Are Food/Water Scarcities A Tipping Point for Weak States?
How Will the Shale Revolution Reshape Our Energy Futuures?
Can Green Technologies Meet the Growing Resource Demands? 

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Moderator: Michael Kanellos, Vice President and Technology Analyst, Eastwick Communications (@mikekanellos)
Panelists:

11:15 - 11:30 am     Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 pm     A New Model of International Governance: Why Cities Will Lead the Way

How and Which Cities are Innovating?
How Strong is the Cooperation Among Megacities?
Will Cities Meet the Challenges of Rapid Urbanization? 

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Moderator: Steven FeldsteinDirector, Office of Policy, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
Panelists:

12:30 - 2:15 pm     Networking Luncheon

2:30 - 3:30 pm     The Bio-ICT Convergence: Increasing Risks, Ubiquitous Vulnerability, Promising Breakthroughs

How Will Medical Care Be Transformed and Who Will Benefit?
What are the Biotech Threats and Are We Prepared?
How to Deal with the Ethical Challenges?

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Moderator: Dina Fine Maron, Associate Editor, Scientific American (@Dina_Maron)
Panelists:
  • Richard Danzig, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, RAND Corporation; Director, Saffron Hill Ventures
  • Ramez Naam, Author of The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet (@Ramez)
  • Michael R. Nelson, Principal Technology Strategist, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft; Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, Communication, Culture, & Technology Program, Georgetown University (@MikeNelson)

3:30 - 3:45 pm    Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:00 pm     A Fusion World Ahead? Geopolitical Implications and Strategy Options

Will Technology Unify or Divide East and West?
Where Is Cooperation Most Promising?
How Should We Guard Against Technology's Downsides? 

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Moderator: Frederick KempePresident and CEO, Atlantic Council (@FredKempe)
Panelists:
  • Peter Ho, Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic Futures, Government of Singapore
  • James L. Jones Jr., President and Founder, Jones Group International; Chairman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
  • Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com, Inc. (@peterschwartz2)

5:00 - 6:00 pm     Closing Reception

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