Multiple democratic countries are now elevating technology as a foreign policy priority and have “tech ambassadors” representing their nations on the critical issues of democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression in our lives. We are convening tech ambassadors from some of the first countries to create the role, along with civil society leaders and industry reps, to discuss how the tech ambassador roles are shaped why tech policy is a essential to traditional diplomacy, and what it means for democracy in our digital age.

Speakers

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Tech Ambassador

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark

Joe White

Joe White

Her Majesty’s Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the United States

Government of the United Kingdom

Usama Khilji

Usama Khilji

Executive Director

Bolo Bhi

Rachel Gillum

Rachel Gillum

Head of Global Policy, Office of Ethical & Humane Use of Technology

Salesforce

Event recap

Transcript

Transcript

Dec 6, 2021

Behind the scenes of the newest hot job in diplomacy: Tech ambassador

By Atlantic Council

Countries have begun appointing tech ambassadors in different forms to elevate technology as a national-security and foreign-policy priority. Here’s what their roles mean not just for democracy and human rights in the digital age.

Digital Policy Internet
360/StratCom 2021
December 6-8, 2021

360/StratCom 2021

360/StratCom is DFRLab’s annual, premier government-to-government forum focused on working with allies and partners to align free and open societies in an era of contested information.

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.