- June 18, 2020
On June 18, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual conversation on “The Not-So-International System? Geo-Politics of Tech and COVID-19” with Vivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital; Aleksandar Stojanovic, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, AVA; Jennifer Zhu Scott, Founding Principal, Radian Partners; and Hinrich Thölken, Special Envoy for Digitalization and Digital Transformation, Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
In this final event of our series, we zoomed out to take a big picture look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has played out and impacted global tech-dynamics, including its implications for international cooperation, cyber-security, global governance, and how to arrive at international norms for the use of data and technology in the fight against Covid-19. How is the interoperability of technology and data being put forward? What role are multi-stakeholder approaches playing in overcoming the current crisis? And do international actors foster colaboration in areas which have been highly competitive before the Covid-19 outbreak such as Artificial Intelligence and edge computing?
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.
This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel: