Cloud computing is a powerful new information technology. Countries that adopt cloud computing will be more successful in the global economy, while countries that are slow to adopt it are likely to fall behind. Cloud computing, and who supplies it, has major strategic implications. It will be the foundation of the global digital infrastructure and a new source of international power, which make it a focal point for competition between China and Western democracies.
Join CSIS for a discussion about how building trustworthy cloud computing should be an economic development and foreign policy priority for democratic nations. Panelists include the Principal of Tech Dynamics LLC Bill Whyman, the Lead Telecommunications Specialist and Broadband Platform Coordinator of the Inter-American Development Bank Antonio Garcia Zaballos, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Information and Communications Policy Stephan Lang, and the Vice President of Digital Trade at the Computer & Communications Industry Association Jonathan McHale.
This report is made possible by support from Microsoft.