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Corina DuBois, Author regarding a video discussion with Matthew Putman, CEO Nanotronics and David Bray, PhD, Director Atlantic Council GeoTech Center

We are the distributed cavalry!

On March 26, 2020 — Matthew Putman, CEO Nanotronics and David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a live video discussion hosted by Michael Krigsman, Founder of CxOTalk on “How Can Tech Help With Crisis Responses?”

In this video, Matthew and David discuss the importance of innovation as a way of getting through crises, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They both highlight what private sector entrepreneurs can do in collaboration with public sector leaders. The discussion highlights the broad role of advances in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, data and AI, as well as distributed production and computing. The video concludes with the recognition that COVID-19 is catalyzing a global shift that was already happening away from centralized production to distribution production with connected digital and cognitive means to mirror the same output of a centralized production with the added advantage of being more resilient as a result.

This video is part of a collection of videos by the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center regarding how new technologies and data can assist with the COVID-19 response and long-term recovery. Related videos have discussed:

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Be Benevolent,
Be Bold, and
Be Brave in our challenging times. 

We all can lead. Positive “change agents” — individuals willing to work across sectors and nations to help illuminate better ways through the shared turbulence we are experiencing — are needed now more than ever. We hope you’ll join the good fight against the COVID-19 disruptions alongside us.

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