Secretary General’s Envoy for Technology
Professor of Public Policy, Governance, and Innovative Technology
Technical University of Munich
Minister for Communications and Information
Republic of Singapore
Vice President Government Global Industry Team
Ambassador at Large for Digital Affairs
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rapid technological developments have profund impacts on our democracies, security, and economy. Governments together with private sector, academia, and civil society all over the globe are seeking for ways to channel these technological changes for a competitive economic edge and innovation, while managing national and international security, and preserving human rights and the rule of law.
Conceptualising what “good” technology governance should look like is a topic of increasing national, regional as well as global interest. Several principles on data governance and data security have been agreed upon. At the UN level, Global Digital Compact process is half-way through, aiming to reach a global agreement on common principles for digital cooperation, and arguably beyond. Several regulations have merged, largely from the European Union. Competing internet governace models have been proposed alongside with global AI, space, quantum etc governance models. Malicious cyber attacks have been addressed through cyber governance and strategies.
This session focuses on global technology governance, discussing different governance (cyber, internet, data and AI etc) We look at government and industry responses as well as societies at large.
The session seeks to find answers to the following questions:
The panel is moderated by Nele Leosk.