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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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Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Preparing for the post-pandemic tech environment: Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray, the GeoTech Center's director, envisions a future where proper preparedness and a people-centered perspective will allow humanity to harness the incredible innovations anticipated in the coming years for good. On an episode of the "Futurized" podcast with Trond Undheim, PhD, David discussed this vision, and how we at the GeoTech Center are working to make it a reality.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

“Instrumenting the planet:” Dr. David Bray discusses Internet of Things with AIPCA

With so many devices providing so much data on individuals all across the world, Dr. Bray emphasized the need for new, intentionally designed infrastructure for managing and accounting for the data produced by the IoT in a discussion with Jeff May of AICPA. In line with the GeoTech Center's mission, Dr. Bray asserted that the goal of any new data and IoT management regimen should be to propel society towards a greater level of transparency and participation, empowering individuals with data rather than enveloping them in a surveillance state.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

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Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Breaking trust: Shades of crisis across an insecure software supply chain

Software supply chain security remains an under-appreciated domain of national security policymaking. Working to improve the security of software supporting private sector enterprise as well as sensitive Defense and Intelligence organizations requires more coherent policy response together industry and open source communities.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Dr. Trey Herr, William Loomis, Stewart Scott, June Lee

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability

The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Cybersecurity

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

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Data Salon Series, Episode 2: Could Better Technology Protect Privacy when a Crisis Requires Enhanced Knowledge?

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Accenture hosted Dr. Jennifer King, Director of Consumer Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and Ms. Jana Gooth, legal policy advisor to MEP Alexandra Geese, for the inaugural episode of the jointly presented Data Salon Series. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Steven Tiel, Senior Principle, Responsible Innovation at Accenture and Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.

Event Recap by Stewart Scott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Event recap: Can technology help build a shock-resistant planet?

On June 17, 2020, Columbia University’s Earth Institute gathered a panel to discuss ideas for building a shock-resistant planet as part of the Sustain What series.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Internet of Things

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Event recap: New approaches to trust in manufacturing

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Nanotronics hosted Dr. Joseph Bonivel Jr., Subject Matter Expert at the US Department of Defense, Mr. Donald Codling, President of Codling Group International, Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, Vice President of Research and Analysis at Interos Inc., and Ms. Roberta Stempfley, Director of the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University, for a virtual private round table about the future of trust in manufacturing. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Matthew Putman, Cofounder and CEO of Nanotronics, and Dr. David Bray, Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The reverse cascade: Enforcing security on the global IoT supply chain

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the increasing convergence of the physical and digital worlds and it affects us all. Hundreds of “things” are being connected to the Internet and each other, with more than fifty billion devices expected to be connected by 2030. Many IoT devices are manufactured abroad at low cost with little consideration for security. How can we secure these devices, especially those manufactured outside the United States?

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nathaniel Kim, Trey Herr, and Bruce Schneier

Cybersecurity Internet of Things

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence principles: Avoiding catastrophe

An urgent challenge for the coming decade is to forge a global consensus to operationalize widely-shared ethical principles, standards, and norms to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Robert A. Manning

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