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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, May 19, 2020

Seven perspectives on securing the global IoT supply chain

Many IoT devices are manufactured abroad and many of these are extremely low cost with little consideration made for security. There is nothing inherently untrustworthy or insecure about foreign manufacturing, and individual firm and product lines are much more fruitful levels of analysis in establishing good security practices from bad. Importantly however—the United States has limited means to enforce its standards in foreign jurisdictions, like China, where the bulk of IoT products are manufactured.

New Atlanticist by Trey Herr

Cybersecurity Internet
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Wed, May 6, 2020

Video: Why COVID-19 requires both industry and nations to transform how they collaborate

On May 01, 2020 - Vala Afshar, Ray Wang, and David Bray, PhD shared perspectives on "Why COVID-19 requires industry and nations to transform how they collaborate" as part of a live video discussion on the transformative nature of the pandemic and post-COVID-19 era ahead.

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Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Video recap: How we can achieve both healthy communities and economic renewal

On April 30, 2020 - Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Cabinet; Philippe Gillet, Chief Scientific Officer and Economy of Trust Lead - SICPA; Luukas Ilves, Head of Strategy - Guardtime; Daniella Taveau, Principal at Bold Text Strategies; and Declan Kirrane, Managing Director - Intelligence in Science shared perspectives on "How we can achieve both healthy communities and economic renewal" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the key issues for a safe pathway that advances both healthy communities and economy renewal for regions around the world.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Video recap: The role of tech, data, and leadership in pandemic geopolitics and recovery post-COVID

On April 22, 2020 - Vint Cerf, Sue Gordon, Melissa Flagg, Terry Halvorsen shared perspectives on "Pandemic geopolitics and recovery post-COVID" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of tech, data, and leadership in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Design choices of Central Bank Digital Currencies will transform digital payments and geopolitics

In this analysis, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center examines the geopolitical implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and calls for the United States to lead on setting standards for CBDC and financial technology.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera (Guest Author)

Civil Society Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Video recap: Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon

On April 20, 2020 - Dame Wendy Hall, Declan Kiranne, Jay Williams, Daniella Taveau, and John Ackerly shared perspectives on "Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Video recap: What technologies, investments, and policy actions could help us rebuild from COVID-19 on a global scale

On April 16, 2020 - Dr. David Brin and Dr. Kathryn Newcomer shared perspectives on "What technologies, investments, and policy actions could help us rebuild from COVID-19 on a global scale" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Fri, Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19 might accelerate or change previous AI adoption strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic may be a force that changes how the economies of the United States, Canada, and members of the European Union all use AI. Because of serious supply chain problems in Asia, many firms will restructure complex supplier networks or make them more redundant. In many cases, this will mean building up their use of AI and machine learning in home-nation plants.

GeoTech Cues by Robert B. Cohen (Guest Author), and

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Video recap: Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally

On April 15, 2020 - Lord Tim Clement-Jones and Dame Wendy Hall shared perspectives on "Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of Data Trusts in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Can tech companies embody global values and ride to the rescue?

Tech companies have the resources to help us better manage this pandemic. If you are a leader of tech company today, what could be of greater benefit to your company than a healthy population, a revitalized global economy, and new international capabilities to fight this crisis, and the next one?

GeoTech Cues by Charles Jennings, David Bray, PhD

Coronavirus Economy & Business