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In the News June 26, 2020

Fireside Chat with Dr. David Bray and Lucy Turnbull, AO

By Atlantic Council

Dr. David Bray, Director of the GeoTech Center, recently joined Lucy Turnbull, AO, former Lord Mayor of Sydney Australia and GeoTech Fellow, on an episode of the Public Sector Network fireside chat series. These two GeoTech experts discussed the ways in which technology and data will shape societies around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, both leaders commented on how previous pandemics such as the 1918 Spanish Flu triggered waves of change throughout global society, in part brought to fruition by evolving technologies. In the same way, we must anticipate a similar period of turbulence in the coming years, considering what pivot point of history that COVID might form.

Hear more of the experts’ commentary in the video above.

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