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Event Recap

Mar 17, 2021

Event recap | Coordinating data privacy and the public interest

By the GeoTech Center

Data usage and the employment of data trusts has maximized individual privacy and private sector benefits. Both the government and the private sector are working towards developing strategies that emphasize individual privacy more than ever before, as the public continues to express greater interest in protecting their data. However, few institutions have landed upon successful solutions in practice that can protect user privacy while allowing for the high levels of analysis they have come to expect. As our digital landscape continues to evolve, panelists in this episode of the GeoTech Hour discuss intentional policy and design choices that could allow for greater data ownership within people-centered structures.

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Event Recap

Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

By the GeoTech Center

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

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Nov 20, 2020

The necessity of adaptability and resilience in the decade ahead: GeoTech Center Fellows at STAR-TIDES 2020

By Atlantic Council

The General Session panel featuring GeoTech experts focused Star-Tides' mission toward the specific theme of cross-cutting efforts, using technology to connect resources from across the various silos of the public and private sector. Addressing questions of how to empower people and communities to be resilient against the changes that Friedman highlighted, panelists offered the idea of complex adaptive coalitions, an effort to build those "ecosystem relationships" Friedman referred to. Panelists highlighted themes of digital governance and identity, as well as distributed data ownership, among other innovative ideas to redesign our society in the face of accelerating changes.

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Systems change. The rapid expansion of technology. Digital ID for everyone. Governance models in the digital age. Building an inclusive digital economy. Krista Pawley convenes the conversations that matter for communities across Canada and around the world.

A communications professional with more than twenty years of experience and a background that has taken her across sectors, industries, and timezones, Krista Pawley brings together diverse stakeholders in conversation and collaboration toward a better future. Krista has worked with global corporations including the Government of Canada, Scotiabank, The MasterCard Foundation, and Aimia, among others. Now she designs experiences and reputation strategies for industry leaders to understand, prepare, and shape a more sustainable future.

Krista brings an informed perspective to every project she approaches, building and leading teams to support cross-sector communities interested in making an impact. Krista’s current and past clients include Catalytic Governance, CPA Canada, Ashoka Canada, TD Bank, ATB, Deloitte, IdentityNORTH, and the DIACC. Krista also sits on the advisory boards for Equitas, Impact 2030 Canada, and the Future Cities Summit.