ICIT Virtual Event: Discussion of Critical Infrastructure Technologies and the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data

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Emerging technologies promise new abilities to make our increasingly fragile global society more resilient. To sustain this progress, nations must invest in research, expand their digital infrastructures, and increase digital literacy so that their people can compete and flourish in this new era. Yet, at the same time, no nation or international organization is able to keep pace with the appropriate governance structures needed to grapple with the complex and destabilizing dynamics of these emerging technologies. Governments, especially democratic governments, must work to build and sustain the trust in the algorithms, infrastructures, and systems that could underpin society. The world must now start to understand how technology and data interact with society and how to implement solutions that address these challenges and grasp these opportunities. Maintaining both economic and national security and resiliency requires new ways to develop and deploy critical and emerging technologies, cultivate the needed human capital, build trust in the digital fabric with which our world will be woven, and establish norms for international cooperation.


The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data (GeoTech Commission) was established by the Atlantic Council in response to these challenges and seeks to develop recommendations to achieve these strategic goals. Specifically, the GeoTech Commission examined how the United States, along with other nations and global stakeholders, can maintain science and technology (S&T) leadership, ensure the trustworthiness and resiliency of physical and software/informational technology (IT) supply chains and infrastructures, and improve global health protection and wellness. The GeoTech Commission identified key recommendations and practical steps forward for the US Congress, the presidential administration, executive branch agencies, private industry, academia, and like-minded nations.


Join us for an interactive discussion on Critical Infrastructure Technologies and the bipartisan recommendations on the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data. The bipartisan Commission report has been delivered to both the President and the Congress, and can be found online at https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/geotechreport.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Joyce Hunter, ICIT Executive Director and Former Deputy CIO/Acting CIO, USDA, Head of Cyber Awareness, Behaviors and Culture, Cyber Risk and Defense Directorate

Dr. David Bray, Distinguished Fellow Atlantic Council and Stimson Center

Dr. Divya Chanders, Physician and Neuroscientist trained at HarvardUCSDUCSF, and the Salk Institute

Trent Teyema, Retired FBI Cyber Division’s COO and Chief of Cyber Readiness

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DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, NASA, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA

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Wed, Feb 16, 2022, 5:00pm - 6:00pm ET

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