Each Data Salon focuses on a particular theme, and previous installments have discussed notice and consent practices, the history of privacy and contemporary changes to it, data science and social entrepreneurship, coordinating privacy and the public interest, indigenous data sovereignty, and digital identity in a post-COVID world. The Atlantic Council GeoTech Center encourages global tech collaborations, evaluates good tech choices as well as measurable policy alternatives, and educates world leaders and the public on issues related to global tech competition.
Take a look at the recaps from previous data salons, from most recent to oldest.
Event Recap Feb 8, 2021
Event recap | Data salon episode 6: Digital identity
By Arjun Mehrotra
On Thursday, December 17, the GeoTech Center hosted the fifth installment of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture to discuss the future of digital identity and the potential benefits of and hurdles to its widespread adoption.
Event Recap Oct 22, 2020
Event recap | Data salon episode 5: Indigenous data sovereignty: opportunities and challenges
By Henry Westerman
On Thursday, October 22, the GeoTech Center hosted the fifth installment of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture to discuss the challenges to achieving data sovereignty for indigenous communities. The panel featured Dr. Tahu Kukuthai, Professor of Population Studies and Demography at the University of Waikato, Dr. Ray Lovett, associate professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at Australian National University, Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, and Ms. Robyn Rowe, Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Laurentian University. GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray moderated the panel and the discussion that followed.
Event Recap Sep 17, 2020
Event recap | Data salon episode 4: Data science and social entrepreneurship
By Henry Westerman
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the GeoTech Center hosted the fourth episode of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture. The panel featured Ms. Valeria Budinich, Scholar-in-Residence at the Legatum Center in MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Mr. Derry Goberdhansingh, CEO of Harper Paige, and Mr. Bevon Moore, CEO of Elevate U.
Event Recap Aug 19, 2020
Event recap | Data salon episode 3: Coordinating data privacy and the public interest
By Henry Westerman
On Wednesday, July 30, the GeoTech Center hosted the third episode of the Data Salon series in partnership with Accenture. The virtual event hosted by Dr. Divya Chander, Chair of Neuroscience at Singularity University, and Ms. Krista Pawley, Principal and Culture and Reputation Architect at Imperative Impact, in conversation with audience members from across the data and innovation space.
Event Recap Jun 17, 2020
Event recap | Data salon episode 2: Could better technology protect privacy when a crisis requires enhanced knowledge?
By Stewart Scott
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 May 27, 2020
Event recap | Data salon episode 1: Notice, consent, and disclosure in times of crisis
By Stewart Scott
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 Tiell, Senior Principle, Responsible Innovation at Accenture and Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.
Transcript Jun 23, 2021
Brian Deese on Biden’s vision for ‘a twenty-first-century American industrial strategy’
By Atlantic Council
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese spoke about how the Biden administration can strengthen US economic recovery by working with the private sector and global allies.
GeoTech Cues Aug 10, 2021
Contextualizing COVID-19 and its implications for the future of work
By Matthew Gavieta
As workers around the world adapted to a new normal amid a public health crisis, remote work took on a new meaning. However, questions about how to structure long-term telework arrangements remain. The current landscape of data reveals a tenuous relationship between well-being and telework. To secure a brighter future for our labor force, we must continue developing worker-centered technology policy and doing research on how to improve life at work.
Blog Post Jul 27, 2021
The time for US immigration reform is now
By Jeff Goldstein
The US is currently grappling with a multi-decade long trend of declining population rates leading to fewer and fewer workers. To meet the challenges of the future, US policymakers must manage declining population growth – and one of the best arrows in their economic policy quiver is comprehensive immigration reform.