For as long as humans have traded, we have traded data (facts or statistics) about the world we encounter. Fast forward to today and the role data plays in our lives has evolved substantially. Individuals, businesses, and governments use data to create new sectors and services delivered via the internet which we interact with daily, such as the cloud, apps, and artificial intelligence. In so doing, they are creating a new economy built on cross-border data flows.

In this talk, Susan Aaronson, CIGI Senior Fellow and expert in digital trade, explores how these new sectors will change the Canadian, United States and global economies, and how we should think about governing this new economy.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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