East-West Technology Conflict

Geopolitical and trade tensions have focused on technology in recent months. This masks a deeper problem of trust in the global IT supply chain. What strategies and practical methods might be employed to build trust? Or is the world destined to be pulled between two competing operating systems?


About the speaker

Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and cyber security agency, from 2014-17 and retired from Government after 20 years in national security roles, including Prime Minister’s Security Adviser. Robert established the UK National Cyber Security Centre in 2016, and was responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009 and for leading the National Offensive Cyber Programme.

Robert is now Chairman of BlueVoyant International, a cyber security services company, and a Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Co. He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and RUSI, London, and Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He writes on cyber issues in the Financial Times.


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