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Episode 11 - Franklin Foer
We go dark in this month’s episode with Franklin Foer - author and writer at The Atlantic. We talk about his fascinating book: “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech”. As the title hints, it paints a dark picture of an all almighty tech industry. An industry that in Franklin’s view is weakening national security destroying journalism and creates political division across the globe all while turning us into addicts of platforms and devices. Tune in if you dare;)
Episode 10 - Alexander De Croo
In this episode, learn how data and technology is transforming the way we think development aid. We talk with one of Europe’s sharpest political minds in this field, Belgium’s deputy prime minister, and minister for development, Alexander De Croo. He also shares his interesting view on how technology is changing the face and effect of globalization in the third world.
Episode 9 - Tom Fletcher
Will new technology be the end of governance as we know it, and what role can old-fashioned diplomacy play in the 21st century? The questions are big in this pod – but so are the answers from the former British top-diplomat and advisor to three PMs, Tom Fletcher. Tom also shares his view on how governments, NGOs and tech companies needs to work together in order to solve some of the biggest existential threats of this century
Episode 8 - Margrethe Vestager
She has been labeled “The Woman Silicon Valley Fears” and caused more than one episode of high blood pressure among tech bosses and on Capitol Hill. But the perception of the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager is changing rapidly among both investors and politicians in the US. What happened? In this episode, the Danish top EU official delivers unfiltered answers to the critique and offer her view on how we meet the challenges and opportunities when it comes to...
Episode 7 - Karen Donfried
How is political turmoil and technology changing the unique relationship between Europe and the US? Tune in to this month's episode where we take the temperature on the transatlantic relationship together with the president of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Karen Donfried.
Episode 6 - Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Technology and human rights are linked together closer than ever. In this episode the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein talks about how technology and the companies behind are crucial in the fight for human rights. A few months before his departure from the post the High Commissioner also delivers and honest reflection on the state and future of human rights and the threats against them.
Episode 5 - DJ Patil part 2
Do we need to develop a Hippocratic Oath for coders and do we have the right international institutions for the digital age? Tune in for the second part of this two-part episode with President Obama’s former chief data scientist DJ Patil.
Episode 5 - DJ Patil part 1
In this two-part episode, we talk with President Obama’s former chief data scientist DJ Patil. Tune in and learn about how we create a society where data works for the greater good of humanity and why it is crucial to have more data scientist in both government institutions and private companies.
Episode 4 - Dubai Special
How does an entire country become a world leader in Artificial Intelligence, IoT and block chain by 2020? The United Arab Emirates think they got the recipe. In this episode we visit Dubai to learn more about how UAE aim to accomplish this bold ambition and what other countries and institutions can learn from it. We talk to UAE's minister of Artificial Intelligence, their UN Ambassador and the Director General of Smart Dubai Office.
Episode 3 - Steve Blank
Why is it that Europe hasn't been able to foster a startup culture like Silicon Valley? Buckle up as one of the startup icons of the valley and serial entrepreneur Steve Blank shares his uncensored view on what it would take to bring Europe into the startup super league and why governments in this day and age has a lot to learn from startups.
Episode 2 - Brad Smith
In this episode Denmark’s Tech Ambassador talks with Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, about his vision for a Digital Geneva Convention, a Tech Accord, artificial intelligence and the need for public private partnerships.