Eurasia Group GZERO SUMMIT 2020 | GZERO Summit on Geo-Technology
GZERO SUMMIT 2020
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GZERO Summit on Geo-Technology

Key-Panel Discussion*1

18:30-19:45 Dec 9 EST / 8:30-9:45 Dec 10 JST

Roundtable Discussion*2

20:00-21:30 Dec 9 EST / 10:00-11:30 Dec 10 JST 


The pandemic has increased the momentum behind digitalization and technological innovation. Countries around the world are competing to develop data management (including for cross-border data), AI strategies, and next-generation mobile networks (5G). They are also competing to shape the rules and standards that govern them. At the same time, major challenges loom. The competition between the US and China over development and deployment of advanced technologies is the most important of these, and it has already led to heightened geopolitical risks. In addition, the decoupling between the two countries in the advanced technology sector is disrupting global supply chains, with consequences for companies and governments.

Guiding Questions

Post-Covid landscape of global digital and data-related technological innovation: How should these technologies address some of the issues we are facing with global challenges related to Covid-19? What roles can the leaders of the public and private sectors play in this context?

Confrontation and/or cooperation: Where do you see the US-China technology competition going? Are structural differences likely to fuel confrontation?

Policy coordination on digital and data issues: Could like-minded democracies be doing more to coordinate their technology policies, especially on key issues such as supply chain security, data governance, and investments in areas such as advanced manufacturing and vendor diversity?

Key-Panel Speakers

  • Ian Bremmer Ian BREMMERPRESIDENT, EURASIA GROUP AND GZERO MEDIA 
  • KAJIYAMA Hiroshi KAJIYAMA Hiroshi MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE, AND INDUSTRY, JAPAN
  • Jane LUTE Jane HOLL LUTEPRESIDENT AND CEO, SICPA NORTH AMERICA
  • Robert MORITZ Bob MORITZGLOBAL CHAIRMAN OF THE PwC NETWORK
  • Eric SCHMIDT Eric SCHMIDT FORMER CEO & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, GOOGLE / CO-FOUNDER, SCHMIDT FUTURES
  • Shery AHN Shery AHN [MODERATOR] ANCHOR FOR DAYBREAK ASIA, BLOOMBERG NEWS

Roundtable Participants

*1Key-Panel Discussion is an on-the-record panel discussion that is open to the pre-registered audience. The video will be available at gzeromedia.com post-summit.

*2Roundtable discussion is a discussion among VIP participants which is open only to pre-registered summit audience.

*Last name in alphabetical order