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Event description

Corporations and governments alike continue to struggle with technology policy, especially under the strain of a global pandemic which struck at a moment when the Internet is mature enough to alleviate many of COVID’s harms while also facing novel geopolitical challenges to its design and use. These turbulences have not just tested every facet of the digital world and its ability to handle crises but also altered international relations significantly. Many countries are at a crossroad when it comes to emerging technologies and security during a global pandemic.

On this episode of the GeoTech Hour, taking place on Wednesday, February 10, at 12:00 p.m. ET, experts will share insights on lessons learned, ongoing challenges, and requisite next steps that can be taken when considering the intersection of geopolitics, modern technologies, and COVID-19 pandemic.

To take a closer look at previous work on the transatlantic dimension, the Embassy of Finland and the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center held a partially public, partially private virtual event back in December.


Dr. Andrea Little Limbago
Vice President, Research and Analysis 
Interos Inc.  

Mr. Antti Niemela
Head of Section for Sustainable Growth and Commerce
Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Divya Chander
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Dr. Charina Chou
Global Policy Lead for Emerging Technologies

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
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.