15 episodes

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.

Tech Fit 4 Europe Microsoft Podcasts

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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.

    Greening Europe’s recovery

    Greening Europe’s recovery

    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 Development Pascal Canfin is currently serving as a Member of the European Parliament and chair of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.
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    Casper Klynge | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Pascal Canfin | MEP | Twitter
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter | YouTube

    • 44 min
    Breaking down the “Brussels Effect”

    Breaking down the “Brussels Effect”

    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 International Organization at Columbia Law School. She is the author of “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World” (2020).
    Click here for transcript of this episode.
    Casper Klynge | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Anu Bradford | The Brussels Effect | Twitter | Columbia Law School
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter

    • 42 min
    The geopolitics of COVID-19

    The geopolitics of COVID-19

    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 University and formerly served as Deputy Assistant to President Obama and National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden.
    Click here for transcript of this episode.
    Casper Klynge | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Colin Kahl | Twitter | Center for International Security and Cooperation | Penn Biden Center
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter | YouTube

    • 54 min
    New US administration: New approach to global affairs & tech?

    New US administration: New approach to global affairs & tech?

    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 Group, a political-risk consultancy, and of digital media firm GZERO.
    Click here for transcript of this episode.
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    Casper Klynge | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Ian Bremmer | Eurasia Group | GZERO | Twitter
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter | YouTube
     
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    • 38 min
    A symbolic 13th German EU presidency

    A symbolic 13th German EU presidency

    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 post-pandemic recovery.
    Dorothee Bär is a member of the German Bundestag for the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) and State Minister for Digitization at the Federal Chancellery.
    Click here for transcript of this episode.
    Casper Klynge | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Dorothee Bär | Twitter | Site
    European Council
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter | YouTube

    • 28 min
    Game [not] Over: Connecting the Disconnected

    Game [not] Over: Connecting the Disconnected

    While the pandemic confined people to their homes, gaming has helped to create both community and learning opportunities. According to British journalist and author Keith Stuart, the increasing interactivity and inclusivity of video games is now giving them meaning and value for a whole range of new audiences.
    Keith Stuart is The Guardian’s video games correspondent and best-selling author of A Boy Made of Blocks, Days of Wonder and The Frequency of Us.
    Click here for transcript of this episode.
    Casper Klynge [host] | LinkedIn | Twitter | EU Policy Blog
    Keith Stuart [guest] | Twitter | The Guardian | Books by Keith Stuart
    Microsoft Europe | Site | Twitter | YouTube
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