Denmark Is Appointing A Technology Ambassador To Silicon Valley

September 21, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Amsterdam pioneered night mayors and bicycle mayors. Denmark is leading the way with a Technology Ambassador, writes Nurfilzah Rohaidi:

  • Technology companies are now richer and more powerful than several nation states.
  • They have the potential to transform economies, shape elections, and undermine critical infrastructure.
  • To deal with this Denmark is appointing a Technology Ambassador – based in Silicon Valley – to represent its interests.
  • The Ambassador will market the European Union – and Denmark in particular – as a future technology talent hub.
  • He’ll also look for ideas to improve Denmark’s cybersecurity.
  • Rohaidi notes that Silicon Valley is the right location for the Ambassador – the unprecedented idea is, in its own way, a startup.

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