To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
A one day workshop will be hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The event will focus on creating fairer data markets, exploring new business and governance models to harness personal and non-personal data, and enabling competitive forms of governance to benefit the needs of local businesses and people in all countries regardless of their level of development. The Program brings together firms from the South, policy makers from developing countries, especially Africa, international and regional agencies, experts, academics, and practitioners to explore these and other related opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. The discussions and deliberations will focus on envisioning strategies and frameworks to enable positive digital transformation in a more comprehensive manner, with a view to enable not just economical, but also cultural, social, and personal well being. The workshop has limited places available, to express your interest to attend the meeting, click here.