- May 06, 2020
On May 6, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual conversation on “Germany Mobilizes Tech: Whole of Technology Responses to COVID-19” together with Peter Albiez, Country Manager Germany, Pfizer; Thomas Jarzombek, Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; Member of the German Bundestag (CDU/CSU); Christina Lang, CEO and Co-Founder, Tech4Germany; and Jens Redmer, Head of Product Policy, Google.
This discussion examined how Germany is marshaling the power of emerging technology in the fight against COVID-19. We heared from the people working on the ground to support innovation from the Germany-wide Hackathon that mobilized over 42,000 participants to the latest in infection tracking technology. This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel.
This conversation is part of an interactive series on “COVID-19 and Technology”. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with leading researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, thinkers and civil society in interactive discussions looking at how tech is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Germany, Europe, the transatlantic space and the world. Talks will address how technology like AI, 3D printing and big data are supporting diagnostics, medical production, resilience and analytics of infection spreading. They will address issues around the geo-politics of tech in the pandemic, the race for a vaccine, cybersecurity, disinformation and fake news, and the use (and misuse) of data. This virtual conversation series takes place in partnership with Google.