FP Tech Forum

September 21, 2022 | New York, NY

How can global leaders foster greater connectivity in an increasingly fractured world?

As the digitalization of global economies accelerates, and geo-strategic competition intensifies, governments around the world are developing tech-focused policies that will affect supply chains, impact the ability to trade and operate across markets, and influence the future of global health.

Trends toward protectionism and techno-nationalism could fragment global markets, inhibit innovations’ potential to reach scale, and undermine international collaboration needed for health, safety, and security in the digital age. How can governments, private industry, academia, and civil society work together to mitigate the risks and scale transformative technologies that will be essential to more equitable health outcomes, sustainability, and security?

FP’s second annual Tech Forum convened the principal minds in technology policy for a series of conversations on the most pressing issues facing the world today.

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Speakers
Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
Tech Ambassador, Denmark
Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen is Denmark’s Tech Ambassador, representing the Danish Government to the global tech industry and leading Danish efforts in global technology governan...
Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
Kent Walker
President, Global Affairs, Google
Kent Walker is the President of Global Affairs at Google and Alphabet, where he oversees the teams responsible for legal matters, government affairs, content policy, and philant...
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Walker_Kent_2022
Susan M. Armstrong
Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.
Susan M. Armstrong started at Qualcomm working on Globalstar and then early CDMA base station projects. She was a pioneer in bringing internet protocols to the cellular industry...
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Armstrong_Susan M._2022
Justina Nixon-Saintil
Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM
As IBM Vice President and head of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investme...
Justina Nixon-Saintil
Justina Nixon-Saintil
Sir Nick Clegg
President, Global Affairs, Meta
Sir Nick Clegg is President, Global Affairs at Meta. He joined the company, then called Facebook, in 2018 after almost two decades in British and European public life. Prior to ...
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Nick Clegg headshot
Phil Febbo
Chief Medical Officer, Illumina
Phil Febbo, MD was appointed as Chief Medical Officer in March 2018. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the Company’s medical strate gy to drive geno...
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Febbo headshot - jacket no tie[1]
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Stephen Ezell is Vice President, Global Innovation Policy with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based science, technology, and econom...
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Ezell Hi-Res Photo
Jonathan Finkelstein
CEO and Founder, Credly
Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, the largest platform for verified skills and credentials. Credly was recently acquired by Pearson, the world’s leading learn...
Jonathan Finkelstein
Jonathan Finkelstein
Yolanda Jinxin Ma
Head of Digital Policy & Global Partnerships, United Nations Development Programme
Yolanda Jinxin Ma is Head of Digital Policy & Global Partnerships at the United Nations Development Programme, where she focuses on transforming the development space with d...
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Profile_400x400 copy
Chris Miller
Associate Professor of International History at The Fletcher School and author of Chip War
Chris Miller is author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, a geopolitical history of the computer chip, which will be publis...
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Paul Mitchell
Chair, Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), UN Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF)
In nearly 30 years at Microsoft Paul held diverse roles spanning numerous products and technologies: digital programing tools including Microsoft’s first C++ development syste...
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Paul Mitchell
Michael Phillips
Director, Technology Strategy & Relationships, AARP
As Director of Technology Strategy and Partnerships, Michael Phillips lead’s AARP Digital Inclusion efforts, and supports the association’s social mission to empower older a...
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Phillips_Michael_2022
Viktor Prokopenya 
Founder, Capital.com
Viktor Prokopenya is a Minsk-born, London-based, global investor and entrepreneur in the fintech industry. An influential voice on internet regulation Mr. Prokopenya actively pa...
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Viktor photo[54]
Rob Seidner
Director for Government Partnerships, edX
Rob Seidner is edX’s Director for Government Partnerships where he works with governments and nonprofits to provide access to the edX platform for adult learning, which is cur...
Rob Seidner
Rob Seidner
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General - Featured Interview
Jens Stoltenberg became NATO Secretary General in October 2014, following a distinguished internation...
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20200130_JensStoltenberg-002-250
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations - Featured Interview
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a seasoned diplomat, having served as ambassador to Liberia and in several other diplomatic postings...
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield v1 8x10
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Leader of Democratic Belarus
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is the leader of the Belarusian democratic forces who defeated Aliaksandr Lukashenka, Belarus’s longstanding autocratic leader, in a...
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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Ravi Agrawal
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
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Agrawal-Ravi-2022-smile_
Allison Carlson
Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
Allison Carlson is the Managing Director of FP Analytics, Foreign Policy’s independent research and advisory division, and FP Events. She oversees FPA’s cross-cutting resear...
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Carlson-Allison-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-20227
Maggie Lake
Veteran journalist, Founder of Maggie Lake Media
Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics, and international affairs. She started her career at Reuter...
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Maggie Murray Headshots
Andrew Sollinger
Publisher and CEO, Foreign Policy
Andrew Sollinger is the publisher and CEO of Foreign Policy, which he joined in 2018. Previously, he was executive vice president at Business Insider, ex...
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Sollinger-Andrew-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-202237
Agenda
9:00 AM ET
Welcome
Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Foreign Policy
9:05 AM ET
The Role of Digital Diplomacy in an Increasingly Fractured World

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Ambassador Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Danish Tech Ambassador
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
9:20 AM ET
Cybersecurity and Democracy
Victor Prokopenya, Founder, capital.com
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader, Belarusian Opposition
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder, Maggie Lake Media
9:35 AM ET
Technology for Greater Global Connection
Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs, Facebook
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy
9:55 AM ET
Enhancing Digital Inclusion
Michael Phillips, Director, Technology Strategy & Relationships, AARP
Paul Mitchell, Chair, Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), UN Internet Governance Forum
Yolanda Jinxin Ma, Head of Digital Policy and Global Partnerships, UNDP
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
10:20 AM ET
Technology and Global Health
Phil Febbo, Chief Medical Officer, Illumina
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy
10:35 AM ET
Strengthening the Tech Workforce
Justina Nixon-Saintil, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG, IBM
Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder and CEO, Credly
Rob Seidner, Director of Government Partnerships, edX
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder, Maggie Lake Media
11:00 AM ET
Video Interview
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the UN
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy
11:10 AM
Geopolitics and The Battle Over Chips
Chris Miller, Author, "Chip War"
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
11:20 AM ET
Strengthening Semiconductor & High-tech Supply Chains
Susan M. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.
Stephen Ezell, Director, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
11:45 AM ET
Video Interview
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General
Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy
11:50 AM ET
Tech and Democracy
Kent Walker, President, Global Affairs, Google
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy
12:10 PM ET
Closing Remarks
Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Foreign Policy