The digital frontier is an arena of immense opportunity as major economies race to build a smart digital economy fueled by a range of innovations such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT). The worldwide market for new digital technologies is expected to reach into the trillions of dollars by 2025 and significant domestic growth potential is expected to reside in these markets. The digital frontier is also an arena of growing challenges as citizens, businesses and governments fret over the loss of control over their data, the potential theft of their intellectual property (IP), and their ability to shape and enforce legislation in the digital environment. Compounding these challenges is the increasingly bitter U.S.-China geopolitical rivalry, including in the digital space where both parties have adopted a variety of heavy-handed approaches to protect data and technologies.
The Institute for China-America Studies is pleased to co-host this event with our partners at the Carter Center. The event will feature global experts who will discuss the immense opportunities and growing challenges of this rapidly evolving digital frontier.
Practice Head, Geo-Technology, Eurasia Group
Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Instructor, Stanford University and Duke Corporate Education
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Senior Advisor to the President for China Affairs, Professor
Dr. Yawei LIU
Director, China Program, Carter Center
Dr. Nong HONG
Executive Director, Institute for China-America Studies