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SXSW 2020

Increasing Resiliency & Citizen Safety With Tech

It is easy to overlook how tech devices and innovation are now an integral part of government services – particularly when it comes to resiliency and public safety. This panel will discuss the innovative ways tech keeps citizens safe – from keeping the lights on to making sure first responders can access those in need after a disaster. But there are also policy challenges governments and companies must navigate in order to implement and deploy these technologies in a way that benefits everyone, including procurement, privacy protections, and civil liberty concerns. Experts from the government and tech sectors can illustrate the transformative and life-altering impact technologies have had on the lives of citizens while providing a real assessment of the evolving policy landscape.

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  1. Ongoing innovation is essential to improving citizens' interaction with government and communities' progress and fiscal well-being.
  2. Partnerships between tech, government, and others are necessary to ensure innovation can advance while ensuring the needs of citizens are met.
  3. As governments take a critical look at tech companies, they cannot disregard the lifesaving and transformative attributes tech provides to citizens.



Jennie Courts, Vp, External Affairs, ITI

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Level: Intermediate
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