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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Launching the New Economy of Trust Newsletter

In partnership with SICPA and its project to open a Campus for the Economy of Trust, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center is pleased to launch the new Economy of Trust newsletter. This newsletter will highlight advances in technology and data activities that provide the opportunity to improve nations and sectors alike, centered around building trust and more transparent frameworks. While it may feel like the last decade has been a period of widening polarization and mistrust within societies, both SICPA and the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center believe we can reverse this trend and build resiliency into organizations and societies.

GeoTech Cues by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

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

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.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Event recap | Data, security, and the global food system

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.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Digital Policy

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Data Trusts: The key to better AI

"The journey to becoming a data-driven organization fit for the emerging AI economy is long and arduous. Data trusts are an opportunity for collaboration between organizations to make that journey faster, less costly, and less risky. And they can make data-monetization rewards more handsome by co-developing marketable AI applications and giving third parties controlled access to members’ data. Moreover, as we discovered during our pilot, a data trust can also help inspire creativity, cross-functional collaboration, and innovation, and can attract digital talent. As wearables, smart appliances, and 5G networks proliferate and combine into the “Intelligent Internet of Things,” data sharing and collaboration will become the norm. Data trusts can help companies make the leap to this new era."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Data and technology will change the world

"To summarize what we do at the GeoTech Center in a nutshell: we examine how technology and data are changing the world. Power and the norms of society always have been distributed in a few ways, including via the rule of law, use of new technologies, and shared human narratives. Moving forward, will advances in new technologies and data capabilities prompt us to become more autocratic or become more democratic as societies?"

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

Event recap | The global impacts of democratized tech and remote work

This episode of the GeoTech Hour, which takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern, will highlight the democratization of technologies and what it means for entrepreneurs and investors. This discussion addresses how more remote work affects communities, organizations, nations, and the planet and identifies the action steps to ensure these two trends are forces for good in the world.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Entrepreneurship

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Europe

For the past seven decades, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. Now, as the transatlantic relationship is challenged by internal and external forces, the EU and the United States find themselves at a crossroads in the relationship.

Elections 2020 by Future Europe Initiative

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Manning in Foreign Policy: The US finally has a Sputnik moment with China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe: Building regional cooperation

Digitalization has been heralded as “the next engine of growth” for the economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the idea that digitalization can transform the region’s economic model has never been more relevant than amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

Report by The Atlantic Council Task Force on Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Three Seas Initiative

Central Europe Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

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

A roundtable discussion about policy priorities for technology and data after the United States' 2020 election.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy