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The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Mon, Aug 3, 2020

How to overcome Ukraine’s IT industry brain drain

Ukraine’s booming IT industry is fueling the country's economic growth. The future of the sector depends on creating a professional climate that will convince talented young Ukrainian IT professionals to stay.

UkraineAlert by Bill Brown

Entrepreneurship Internet

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Event recap: Identifying and fixing disruptions to the global food system

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the GeoTech Center a discussion about food security and creating a disruption-proof agricultural industry. The panel, moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, considered the current weaknesses in the global food landscape, both within developing countries and more developed economies as well as what could be done to fix such issues.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Entrepreneurship Future of Work

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 26: Fueling Pakistan’s startup ecosystem

In the News by Atlantic Council

Entrepreneurship Pakistan

Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Research and development still key to competitiveness: But for whom?

The decade ahead must be spurred on by a new “Sputnik moment” for the United States to inspire new focus on research and development funding and initiatives to bolster the STEM workforce, while understanding the changing market dynamics connecting funding, innovation, and competitive advantage for open societies.

GeoTech Cues by Robert A. Manning, David Bray, PhD

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

We can increase public participation in data and avoid surveillance states: Here is how

The world needs a collective effort to gather and share data to steer society and nations back to full operations, and to provide early indicators and warnings of future pandemics. Current methods for accessing data owned by public and private institutions and private citizens today are not able to guide COVID-19 recovery. The new data access frameworks in this initiative can succeed while strengthening societal welfare, prosperity, and peace around the world.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Central bank digital currency can contribute to financial inclusion but cannot solve its root causes

In Part II of the Central Bank Digital Currency Series series, the GeoTech Center and guest author Nikhil Raghuveera examine how CBDCs can contribute to financial inclusion in a post-COVID-19 world.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera

Digital Policy Entrepreneurship
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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Shared humanity amid times of turbulence

This post is a call for those who have positive solutions to address these issues to reach out to the Center; we are here to amplify your voice. Please reach out to us. This post is also to re-commit the Center to six concrete actions during this time of turbulence that were already implicit to our mission and we wanted to make publicly explicit.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by David Bray, PhD

Civil Society Economy & Business
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Sat, May 30, 2020

Video: How tech, data and geopolitics impact food

On May 28, 2020 - Daniella Taveau, Dr. Molly Jahn, and Dr. David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director shared a discussion on how tech, data and geopolitics impact food. The discussion focused on how these vulnerabilities have existed for sometime and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, amplifying existing instabilities, inequities, and insecurities, and will continue to do so unless action is taken to address problems in the food system.

Event Recap

Coronavirus Economy & Business
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Sat, May 30, 2020

Going deeper: Mobilizing industry to encourage multi-sector solutions to global concerns

On May 21, 2020 - Daryl Haegley, Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Melissa Flagg, Lee McKnight, Mary Collins, Lin Wells, Divya Chander, MD, PhD shared perspectives on "Mobilizing industry to encourage multi-sector solutions to address emergent global concerns" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director. The discussion focused on new ways of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and application of multi-sector industry solutions to current and potential future pandemics.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Mon, May 25, 2020

Going deeper: Central Bank Digital Currencies and how best to design them to benefit everyone

On May 19, 2020 - Lisa Pollina, Gabriel Abed, George Bachiashvili, Shane Glynn, Aditi Kuma shared perspectives on "The digital dollar: Do we need it and how do we build it?" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Michael Greenwald. The discussion focused what exactly is a digital dollar? How would it work, how could it best be designed, and who would manage it?

Event Recap

Cybersecurity Digital Policy