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First speakers announced for ASPI’s Sydney Dialogue on 2-3 September

ASPI’s The Sydney Dialogue – announcing new speakers!

ASPI is delighted to announce that the following experts will join the speaker line up at The Sydney Dialogue, the premier Indo-Pacific policy summit for critical, emerging and cyber technologies, on 2-3 September 2024:

  • Dr Renato U. Solidum, Jr, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Republic of the Philippines
  • Lt Gen (Retd) Rajesh Pant, Chairman, India Future Foundation and India’s former National Cyber Security Coordinator
  • Dr Soichi Noguchi, Executive Chief Fellow, Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies
  • Damar Juniarto, Co-founder and Advisor at the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet)
  • Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

They join other previously announced speakers including, the Hon Tim Watts MP, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, David van Weel, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Innovation, Hybrid and Cyber, Urvashi Aneja, Founder and Executive Director of Digital Futures Lab and Shigeru Kitamura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kitamura Economic Security Inc.

This Sydney Dialogue is the only international forum that brings together the top thinkers and decision-makers from government, industry and civil society to explore the trends dominating international technology, national security and geopolitics.

This year’s event will discuss the technologies that are disrupting workforces, upending economic and strategic power, splintering supply chains and transforming militaries. We will tackle the increasingly sophisticated nature of cybercrime, online disinformation, hybrid warfare and electoral interference – risks to our societies that now benefit from the use of AI technologies. We will also address how technologies, when managed in partnership, could accelerate climate security and green energy transitions.

For more information on The Sydney Dialogue, including to view the program or new speaker announcements, visit You can also register your interest in attending the event here.