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Event description

On Monday, July 26, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center will convene leading policymakers, academics, and engineers for a discussion on the relationship between international technology standards organizations and geopolitics. This conversation will be the second in a private three-part series focused on standards organizations, which will culminate in the publication of a report this fall.

The goal of the report is to evaluate the resiliency of standards developing organizations (SDOs) to government pressure, specifically focusing on China’s recent efforts to promote Chinese standards and leadership in the technology space. Is China increasing its involvement, and if so, how? Moreover, should the U.S. and its transatlantic allies be concerned?

To unpack these questions, the GeoTech Center has mapped existing international standards setting bodies that focus on technology and data and will analyze changes in these bodies’ composition, methods, and structure with an eye towards geopolitical implications. We invite you to join us and share your expertise and perspectives on this topic.

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council


Vinton G. Cerf. PhD.
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

Naomi Wilson
Vice President of Policy, Asia
Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

Scott P. Cooper
Former VP of Government Relations and Public Policy
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Julian Mueller-Kaler
Resident Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council