How are New Technologies Driving Geopolitical Relations?

New technologies such as 5G, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics are linked more than ever to economic,  geopolitical, and commercial interests. Leaders use new technologies to exercise power and influence and to shape geopolitics in general.

The ongoing race between the US and China for 5G technology is an example. Against this backdrop, the impact on developing countries is not sufficiently taken into account. 

There are many writers, consultants, and speakers out there who provide various quotes about how technology is changing geopolitics and society. They also provide advice to a number of private companies, government agencies, and NGOs. You can also look for an advisor via

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It could be argued that the existing digital divide will lead developing countries to adopt new technologies early, if not in a hurry, for fear of being left behind. This can create opportunities, but also risks.

This panel discusses how new technologies are changing the geopolitical landscape. It also discusses the role that stakeholders, including governments, play in setting standards for new technologies and what this means for their technical and financial integration in key markets.

Finally, the panel examines the issue from a developing country perspective and considers the choices that need to be made regarding development priorities, accessibility, and security concerns.