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Global supply chains are susceptible to significant disruption from both natural and man-made events. The pandemic has highlighted these vulnerabilities by straining old instabilities, inequities, and insecurities, and will continue to do so without changes to make supply chains more resilient. At the same time, geopolitical shifts are pushing critical economies towards isolationism and trade restrictions, which threaten to exacerbate supply chain challenges. Understanding global connections, risks, and opportunities requires policymakers to pursue a wide variety of pilot projects and to cultivate successes that expand global notions of what is possible.

We must mobilize a coalition skilled in understanding how new technologies transform how nations and industry sectors can collaborate on important issues — to include more rapidly responding to future waves of COVID-19 and future pandemics, strengthening the Global Food System, and demonstrating Data Trusts for Good to strengthen international supply chains. We must do this to lessen the likelihood of future major disruptions to societies and economies. Recent developments make this objective reachable. Data must be collected and shared on a global scale using trusted means, respect privacy and involve diverse stakeholders to monitors its consented use, and be accessible by experts and decision-makers without undue restrictions.

Join us for a discussion on the Actionable Steps that communities can take to become more resilient both locally and globally.


Molly Jahn, PhD
Principle Investigator
Jahn Research Group

Krista Pawley
Imperative Impact

Derry Goberdhansingh
Founder & CEO

Robert Greenberg
G&H International Service, Inc.

Moderated by

Dr. David Bray
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

The GeoTech Center champions positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.