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The Sydney Dialogue to return in September

Speakers The Hon Tim Watts MP, Dr Renato U. Solidum, Jr, David van Weel, Lt General (Retd) Rajesh Pant, Dr Soichi Noguchi, Urvashi Aneja, Shigeru Kitamura, Damar Juniarto and Jason Healey

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is pleased to announce that the third Sydney Dialogue for critical, emerging and cyber technologies will be held on 2-3 September 2024.

The Sydney Dialogue (TSD) brings together world leaders, global technology industry innovators and top experts in cyber and critical technology for frank and productive discussions, with a specific focus on the Indo-Pacific.

TSD 2024 will generate conversations that address the awesome advances being made across these technologies, their impact on our societies, economies and national security, and how we can best manage their adoption over the next decade and beyond. These will include generative artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum computing, biotechnology, climate and space technologies.

We will prioritise speakers and topics that push the boundaries and generate new insights into these fields, while also promoting diverse views, including from the Pacific, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

This year’s event will also capture the key trends that are dominating international technology, security and geopolitical discussions. With more than 80 national elections set to take place around the world in 2024, the event will also focus on the importance of political leadership, global cooperation and the stable development of technologies amid great power transition, geopolitical uncertainty and ongoing conflict.

TSD 2024 will be held in person and will feature a mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, closed-room sessions and media engagements.

Topics for discussion will also include technological disruptors, cybercrime, online disinformation, hybrid warfare, electoral interference, climate security, international standards and norms, as well as technology design with the aim of enhancing partnerships, trust and global co-operation.

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The Hon Tim Watts MP

Tim Watts is the Federal Member for Gellibrand and has served as the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Albanese Government since 2022.

Dr Renato U. Solidum, Jr

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

David van Weel

David van Weel is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Innovation, Hybrid, and Cyber.

Lt General (Retd) Rajesh Pant

Lt General (Dr) Rajesh Pant is an internationally recognised cybersecurity mentor, who has till recently tenanted the prestigious appointment of National Cyber Security Coordinator in the National

Dr Soichi Noguchi

Dr. Soichi Noguchi graduated from the Graduate School of University of Tokyo in 1991. His first spaceflight was STS-114 on the space shuttle Discovery in 2005.

Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi Aneja is a researcher, policy analyst and entrepreneur whose work seeks to drive an equitable and just distribution of technology gains.

Shigeru Kitamura

President & CEO, Kitamura Economic Security Inc.

Damar Juniarto

Damar Juniarto is a prominent human rights activist who is known for his work on digital rights and online freedom of expression in the Southeast Asia region.

Jason Healey

Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber risk and conflict and a part-time senior strategist at the Natio