World choices for the decade ahead

The world is changing. Working across its different Centers and Initiatives, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center is illuminating both the principle digital challenges that must be remedied and core digital opportunities that provide ways of ensuring new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.

Event Recap

Dec 7, 2020

Event recap | At the crossroads of emerging technologies and security during the pandemic

By Henry Westerman

On Thursday, December 3, the Embassy of Finland and the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center convened a partially public, partially private roundtable to discuss the impact technology on contemporary society, politics, and transatlantic relations. The roundtable sought to consider specific policy steps that could build trust in governments, corporations, and technologies alike, both in the United States and Europe, so as to overcome the numerous technological challenges of the present and issues poised for the future.

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Data decisions

Event Recap

Aug 21, 2020

Digital crossroads: How to pilot data trusts for good

By Borja Prado

While much of public discussion around data has focused solely on the debate of data privacy protection versus deregulation and economic productivity, data trusts represent legal, technology-enabled constructs that allow for more equitable ways of sharing the profits among different stakeholders. In this structure, a relationship of fiduciary responsibility would exist not only with the shareholders, but also towards the data owners and producers, and where the data economy would happen “with people” instead of “to people”.

Digital Policy Education

Pandemic recovery

Event Recap

Jun 25, 2020

Can technology help build a shock-resistant planet?

By Henry Westerman

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.

Digital Policy Internet of Things

Uplifting people

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Timely Commentary & Analysis

Jun 1, 2020

Shared humanity amid times of turbulence

By David Bray

This post is a call for those who have positive solutions to address these issues to reach out to the Center; we are here to amplify your voice. Please reach out to us. This post is also to re-commit the Center to six concrete actions during this time of turbulence that were already implicit to our mission and we wanted to make publicly explicit.

Civil Society Economy & Business