The Atlantic Council and Qualcomm Incorporated, a global leader in next-generation wireless technologies, announced today a collaboration for 2016 and 2017 that will examine technology policy issues and the potential geopolitical and economic consequences should America no longer lead in technological innovation. In addition, the Atlantic Council will develop a strategy for the United States to remain competitive in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, and globally, for decades to come. The analysis will focus on the foundations of future technological innovation such as spectrum allocation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

The Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will host workshops and strategy sessions across the United States, and produce policy-focused publications that will engage business leaders, entrepreneurs, technology experts, and government officials on the pressing challenges and opportunities related to strengthening American innovation and competitiveness. The Scowcroft Center was founded in September 2012 in recognition of Brent Scowcroft’s legacy of public service and to continue his visionary leadership in promoting US national and economic security. This collaboration with Qualcomm will further pursue that tradition.

“Technology is developing faster than ever before and touches every aspect of our lives,” said Vice President, Kanter Chair, and Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel. “We are delighted to collaborate with Qualcomm to strengthen our focus on cutting-edge, emerging security and technology issues and develop an active strategy for reinvigorating American technological leadership.”

“Qualcomm is very pleased to be working with the Atlantic Council to look at the technology innovation challenges that are shaping our nation’s future,” said Donald J. Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated. “For more than two decades, Qualcomm was the beneficiary of the thoughtful and insightful counsel of General Scowcroft as a member of our board of directors.  We look forward to carrying the spirit of his advice and wisdom into our collaboration with the center that bears his name.”

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The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

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