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Event Recap

Oct 28, 2020

Event recap | Data, tech, and geopolitics in 2021 and beyond

By Hannah Biggs

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST panelists examined data, tech, and geopolitics as we approach 2021 and beyond. The discussion considered actions that could uplift societies and populations as a whole. The world will, we hope, be more stable in this upcoming year, and as a result, it is the ideal time for governments to learn lessons from 2020 and adjust course accordingly.

Digital Policy

Event Recap

Aug 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".

Digital Policy Education
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GeoTech Cues

Aug 21, 2020

Why a well-intended ‘Digital Platform Agency’ may not fit our global, networked world

By Atlantic Council

Ultimately, when considering the reality that "Statutes and Regulatory Models Adopted for the Industrial Era are Insufficient for the Realities of the Internet Era", any solutions must consider where the metaphoric puck is going vs. where the puck is.

Civil Society Digital Policy

R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View.” Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000.

Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, futurist, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200.

Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, futurist, and industry commentator working with clients and is well quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, CNBC, Bloomberg, YahooFinance, Cheddar, CGTN, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, and Fortune. He has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over ten years. Ray resides in Silicon Valley when not traveling 500,000 miles a year in the air.