[ONLINE] - Taming the Digital Frontier

Tech Governance in a Fractured World

Digital technology is increasingly central to global competition and collaboration, promising conflict at the same time as increased prosperity. Semiconductors, network infrastructure, and advanced technologies like AI and quantum computing are the new frontlines of an intensifying US-China rivalry. In the right environment, competition can spur innovation. But this is less likely when state and non-state actors carry out increasingly sophisticated disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks, and criminal activities. Powerful new tools such as generative AI offer avenues for increasing prosperity, stemming inequality, and narrowing economic divides. Yet that is only possible if it unfolds alongside increased digital access and literacy required for productive governance efforts.

Join us for a conversation on governing the wild frontier of cyberspace in a complex and fractured global landscape. Given the challenges of geopolitics and geoeconomics, what  frameworks and tools are most promising for leading toward a safe and prosperous digital world?  This event will kick off New America’s 2023 Digital Futures Symposium.

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Opening Remarks

  • Lilian Coral
    Senior Director of the Open Technology Institute and Technology and Democracy Programs, New America


  • Oumou Ly
    Senior Advisor, White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Technology and Ecosystem Security
  • Jennifer Bachus
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy


  • Candace Rondeaux
    Senior Director of Future Frontlines and Planetary Politics Initiative, New America