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How can technology tackle climate change or improve healthcare? What responsibility should tech companies take for how their solutions are used? And will the geopolitics of tech reshape our world order? These are just some of the issues we will explore in this series, bringing together diverse perspectives on how to make Tech Fit 4 Europe. Join Casper Klynge, Microsoft’s Vice President of European Government Affairs, in conversation with the people behind the policies that shape our use of technology.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during the series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft.

Transcripts available for all episodes. 

Dec 14, 2020

When Germany took the helm of the EU Council in July 2020, Europe was in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. In this episode, German politician Dorothee Bär reflects on the crisis and its long-lasting impact, and explains why Germany’s Presidency has heralded technology as the cornerstone for Europe’s...

Nov 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the world in many ways. In this episode, acclaimed political analyst Ian Bremmer talks about the geopolitics of technology, and how the competing visions from China and America are influencing Europe’s role on the global stage.

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia...

Nov 6, 2020

In this episode, Colin Kahl from Stanford University joins us to discuss how the pandemic impacts global governance and multilateralism, and the role technology companies should play in enabling a global recovery.

Colin H. Kahl is co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford...

Oct 26, 2020

Brussels policymakers are playing an increasingly important role in shaping global standards for technology and other areas. In this episode, hear from Professor Anu Bradford on the so-called ‘Brussels Effect’ and how the policies set in Europe impact the entire world.

Anu Bradford is Professor of Law and...

Oct 19, 2020

The EU is focused on enabling a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. From increasing green investments to supporting the roll-out of carbon neutral technology, MEP Pascal Canfin weighs in on how to realize Europe’s green ambitions and the role the private sector must play.

Former French Minister for...