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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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Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Topic overview | Space: The next frontier for innovation, economics, accessibility, and infrastructure

Space is quickly becoming the new frontier to be explored by national governments and private sector actors. In the process, the different parties prepare themselves for an environment that will bring to space the competition and collaboration behaviors that are typical on Earth, that will require new or updated regulations and international norms, and that will unleash new opportunities for multiple industries and technologies – spanning from transportation and satellite communication to data sharing, artificial intelligence or national security.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

International Norms Space

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Event recap | Climate, tech, and security: Achieving greater power collaboration

On Wednesday, October 14, the GeoTech Center convenes experts to discuss new technology opportunities regarding climate change and national security. What can we turn to or develop to help bring about the required changes in human behavior and consumption, and how can great powers around the world collaborate to create that change?

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

International Markets Space

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Event recap | Accelerating COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccine distribution strategies

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the GeoTech Center convened an expert panel to discuss solutions for accelerating COVID-19 testing and thoughts on how logistics, technology, data, and people can distribute vaccines once they become available.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

International Markets Space

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: The geopolitical impacts of technology

Rapid developments in technology impact social, political, and economic issues both locally and globally. As the US presidential election nears, it is critical for Americans to consider the ways technology can both provide solutions and create challenges in the future.

Elections 2020 by GeoTech Center

Elections Internet

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Event recap | Space economics: Building sustainable space infrastructure

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center hosted an expert panel to discuss the policy implications of the rapid commercialization of space exploration.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

International Markets Space

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

A fireside chat about the future of space

On Wednesday, July 29, the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center hosted Ms. Teresa Carlson, Vice President at AWS's Worldwide Public Sector, and United States Representative Will Hurd of the 23rd District of Texas.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Event recap| Space salon: Making space available for everyone

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the GeoTech Center and Amazon Web Services (AWS) jointly hosted a public live event, "Space Salon: Making Space Available for Everyone." In a panel discussion co-moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Geotech Center, and Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager at AWS, specialists from across the space industry discussed approaches to making tools and data in space accessible to players of all sizes.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Economy & Business Space

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, Apr 29, 2020

Event recap | The future of data and AI in space

On April 29, 2020, Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, Anthony Scriffignano shared perspectives on "Future of data and AI in space" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director, on how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities, to include satellites and other efforts in Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Event Recap by Corina LJ DuBois

Civil Society Economy & Business

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Expert survey series: COVID-19, technological innovation, and the future of societies

In order to understand future trends in technology and geopolitics, a group of experts was polled about how COVID-19 and technological innovation will shape the future of societies and their respective forms of government.

GeoTech Cues by Stewart Scott

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions