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Critical Technology Competition in the Indo-Pacific

Speakers Justin Bassi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Ming Tan, Mary Fifita and Dr Alex Caples

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), are delighted to invite you to an online event on critical technology competition in the Indo-Pacific.

Critical and emerging technologies are a core area of contention in the current great power competition taking place in the Indo-Pacific. Increasing export restrictions, supply chain risks, Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and disruption caused by Covid-19 have led to greater uncertainty in how the region responds to new challenges and those that are yet to be realised. 

Different economic and security perspectives and priorities also drive the region’s critical technology needs. These varied narratives shape the critical technology landscape. 

This webinar aims to identify different perspectives by bringing together experts from Australia, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific to discuss ways to partner on developing common digital and critical technology frameworks through a ‘whole of region’ approach. The event will also provide an opportunity to outline practical measures that can be taken by partners in the region to strengthen trust and build resilience into their existing technological capabilities. 

With varying levels of technology development and needs across India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and increasing economic and strategic uncertainty, there needs to be a concentrated effort to understand the region's diverse technological challenges and find ways to address them.

Register now via Livestorm.

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Justin Bassi

Justin Bassi is the Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Dr Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is the Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

Ming Tan

Ming Tan is Founding Executive Director of the Tech For Good Institute, a non-profit founded by Grab to catalyse research and collaboration to leverage the promise of technology to advance inclusiv

Mary Fifita

Mary Fifita is a seasoned executive with experience managing large projects and teams across multiple industries.

Dr Alex Caples

Dr Alex Caples is Director of The Sydney Dialogue, ASPI's annual summit for critical, emerging and cyber technologies.