Event RecapJun 23, 2021
Event | Data trusts and the global COVID-19 response
By the GeoTech Center
On April 15, 2020, Lord Tim Clement-Jones and Dame Wendy Hall shared their perspectives in a live video discussion titled “Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally“ and moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of Data Trusts in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.
Event RecapDec 7, 2020
Event recap | At the crossroads of emerging technologies and security during the pandemic
By Henry Westerman
On Thursday, December 3, the Embassy of Finland and the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center convened a partially public, partially private roundtable to discuss the impact technology on contemporary society, politics, and transatlantic relations. The roundtable sought to consider specific policy steps that could build trust in governments, corporations, and technologies alike, both in the United States and Europe, so as to overcome the numerous technological challenges of the present and issues poised for the future.
Event RecapAug 21, 2020
Digital crossroads: How to pilot data trusts for good
By Borja Prado
While much of public discussion around data has focused solely on the debate of data privacy protection versus deregulation and economic productivity, data trusts represent legal, technology-enabled constructs that allow for more equitable ways of sharing the profits among different stakeholders. In this structure, a relationship of fiduciary responsibility would exist not only with the shareholders, but also towards the data owners and producers, and where the data economy would happen "with people" instead of "to people".
Dame Wendy Hall is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Engagement, and the Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. Dame Wendy was co-Chair of the UK government’s AI Review, which was published in October 2017, and has recently been announced by the UK government as the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.
With Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, she co-founded the Web Science Research Initiative in 2006 and is the Managing Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education, and thought leadership in Web Science. She became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Previously, Dame Wendy has been President of the ACM, Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. She was a founding member of the European Research Council, Chair of the European Commission’s ISTAG from 2010-2012, and a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Until June 2018, Dame Wendy was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy.