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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.

Featuring

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
Google

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

David Bray

Senior Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission

GeoTech Center

Logo of the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data. Includes an 8-point compass rose in the middle with the words "Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Benevolent" at the bottom.

GeoTech Center

Championing positive paths forward that societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.