Digital Technologies: Building Global Trust

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event
Jun
15

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, in cooperation with The GovLab and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, are pleased to co-host Digital Technologies: Building Global Trust as part of the Think20 (T20) Spring Roundtables. This virtual event will be held on Tuesday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. EDT/4:30 p.m. CEST.

Trust is essential to fully harness the benefits of digital technologies, yet the path forward to building this trust is not easy and requires substantial effort at the national and international levels. Moderated by Bob Fay, managing director of digital economy at CIGI and co-chair of the T20 Task Force 4 (TF4) on Digital Transformation, the public panel discussion will focus on how to build global trust in digital technologies. Participants will hear from the following expert panellists:

  • Erica Borghard, Co-Chair of T20 TF4 on Digital Transformation; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Maria Chiara Carrozza, President, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy; Lead Co-Chair of T20 TF4 on Digital Transformation
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings
  • Heidi Tworek, Senior Fellow, CIGI; Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This panel is preceded by a closed-door workshop intended to broaden participation in the T20 TF4 on Digital Transformation.

Event Speakers

Robert (Bob) Fay is the managing director of digital economy at CIGI. The research under his direction assesses and provides policy recommendations for the complex global governance issues arising from digital technologies.

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

President, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy; Lead Co-Chair of T20 TF4 on Digital Transformation

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, and Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings

Heidi Tworek is a CIGI senior fellow and an expert on platform governance, the history of media technologies, and health communications. She is an associate professor of public policy and international history at the University of British Columbia.

Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The Governance Laboratory (GovLab), New York University