SXSW 2018

GAFAM Vs BATX: The New Cold War Is Technological

Tech-commercial strains are already happening between The USA and China. The stakes are high. Are we at the verge of a Technological Cold War?

In this session we will envision a dystopian future where only a few companies control most of users life. A future where most of small businesses and people work on external platforms and just a handful of big corporations produce everything.

Are you ready for this world?

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  1. The USA vs. China, GAFAM vs. BATX. What are the strengths and weaknesses in each side?
  2. How are these digital companies fighting to conquer a super "glocalized" world?
  3. What will be the Role of Governments and Companies in this Brave New World?


  • Iván Fanego, Startup and Digital Economy Analyst, 2geeks1city
  • Tamara Lucas, Digital Business Analyst, 2geeks1city


Iván Fanego, Startup & Digital Economy Analyst, 2geeks1city

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Startup & Tech Sectors
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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