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How can technology tackle climate change or improve healthcare? What responsibility should tech companies take for how their solutions are used? And will the geopolitics of tech reshape our world order? These are just some of the issues we will explore in this series, bringing together diverse perspectives on how to make Tech Fit 4 Europe. Join Casper Klynge, Microsoft’s Vice President of European Government Affairs, in conversation with the people behind the policies that shape our use of t ...
 
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Supporting sustainable economic growth in the wider world is the task of the EU’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA).  Koen Doens, INTPA’s Director-General, joins Casper to talk about the importance of true partnerships in Europe’s external relations, how the role of his agency his changing as the world does, and where th…
 
Tom Burt leads Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust team – and as the Ukraine War has unfolded, has found himself at the center of Microsoft’s efforts to protect customers in Ukraine from Russia’s relentless cyber-attacks there. In this episode, he talks with Casper Klynge about the trends he’s seeing in international cybersecurity, the conseque…
 
Trisha Shetty is a gender equality activist, lawyer, and founder of SheSays, a non-profit that aims to end gender-based discrimination through youth and civil society engagement. In the latest TechFit4Europe podcast she speaks to Casper Klynge about her work, the role of international fora and partnerships, and the impacts of technology and policy …
 
According to Azeem Azhar, we’re all living in the exponential age, a time defined by the rapidly compounding power of technology. Human society however, only adapts at a slower pace, he says. How do we make sense of this new world? How should our political institutions respond? And what role should tech companies play? Join Azeem Azhar, creator of …
 
Not one voice but a common song sung in different voices with different tunes is how Federica Mogherini describes finding the common ground at the highest EU level. In this episode, EU's former foreign policy chief talks European tech agenda, transatlantic relationship or education focused on diversity and inclusion. Federica Mogherini, College of …
 
One compares AI to fire or electricity, the other argues it has all the makings of a thriller. In this Data Science & Law Forum special, filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei and computer scientist Eric Horvitz join Casper Klynge to discuss what needs to be done to ensure we all benefit from AI. Tonje Hessen Schei is a documentarian whose film iHuman deals …
 
In the 90s, when Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger first attended the Munich Security Conference, international crisis management was considered an exclusive government domain. But that has changed as the world became more interconnected. In this episode, Ambassador Ischinger discusses these changes and implications for diplomacy in a digital-first wor…
 
Norway may not be part of the EU, but it is certainly part of Europe and tied together with the continent on values, trade, and cooperation on EU and global affairs. In this episode, Minister Nikolai Astrup discusses the importance of seeing beyond borders when it comes to shaping a better future with technology. Nikolai Astrup is Norway’s minister…
 
Portugal took over the EU Presidency at a particularly difficult moment: the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences present an unprecedented challenge for the EU and its Member States. In this episode, Casper Klynge and Augusto Santos Silva discuss Europe’s plans to deliver economic recovery while transitioning to a digital and green…
 
The pandemic has provided countless examples of rapid progress and scientific advances that would not have been possible without an open and collaborative approach to data. In this episode, Microsoft's Jennifer Yokoyama talks about the data divide and also the need for technology companies to focus on making diverse groups feel included. Jennifer Y…
 
Digital tools must be developed with the protection of humankind and our natural environment in mind. In this episode, ethics and technology expert Father Paolo Benanti talks about what religion and technology can learn from each other. Paolo Benanti is a Franciscan monk and Professor of Moral Theology, Bioethics and Neuroethics at the Gregorian Po…
 
While the pandemic confined people to their homes, gaming has helped to create both community and learning opportunities. According to British journalist and author Keith Stuart, the increasing interactivity and inclusivity of video games is now giving them meaning and value for a whole range of new audiences. Keith Stuart is The Guardian’s video g…
 
When Germany took the helm of the EU Council in July 2020, Europe was in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. In this episode, German politician Dorothee Bär reflects on the crisis and its long-lasting impact, and explains why Germany’s Presidency has heralded technology as the cornerstone for Europe’s post-pandemic recovery. Dorothee Bär is a member of …
 
The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the world in many ways. In this episode, acclaimed political analyst Ian Bremmer talks about the geopolitics of technology, and how the competing visions from China and America are influencing Europe’s role on the global stage. Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political-risk consulta…
 
In this episode, Colin Kahl from Stanford University joins us to discuss how the pandemic impacts global governance and multilateralism, and the role technology companies should play in enabling a global recovery. Colin H. Kahl is co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and formerly served as Depu…
 
Brussels policymakers are playing an increasingly important role in shaping global standards for technology and other areas. In this episode, hear from Professor Anu Bradford on the so-called ‘Brussels Effect’ and how the policies set in Europe impact the entire world. Anu Bradford is Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law …
 
The EU is focused on enabling a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. From increasing green investments to supporting the roll-out of carbon neutral technology, MEP Pascal Canfin weighs in on how to realize Europe’s green ambitions and the role the private sector must play. Former French Minister for Development Pascal Canfin is current…
 
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