In the NewsNov 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.
Event RecapNov 18, 2020
Event recap | Data, security, and the global food system
By GeoTech Center
On Wednesday, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. EST, a panel of experts discussed what the tech industry can bring to modern agriculture as part of the Center's weekly GeoTech Hour programming.
Dr. Molly Jahn is the founding principal of the Jahn Research Group and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the 12th dean of the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, and from 2009-10, deputy and acting USDA under secretary of Research, Education and Economics. She has authored >100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, holds several patents and has published a series of high impact reports with Government and private sector collaborators including Lloyd’s of London, Thomson Reuters, Cargill, the Wilson Center, Chicago Council of Global Affairs and the Special Operations Combatant Command. In 2016-7, she led a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the UW-Madison and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency entitled, “Food security, food systems and national security.” Dr. Jahn has trained dozens of students now working all over the world and has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Sciences degrees in both the US and UK. She sits on numerous boards and committees, and consults globally for business, universities, governments, philanthropic organizations, and international multi-lateral institutions in agriculture, food security, risk in food systems, disaster risk reduction, life sciences, and environment.She received theB.A. with Distinction in Biology and D.Sci (Hon) from Swarthmore College and holds graduate degrees from MIT and Cornell University.