Tech and Covid-19

Global and regional perspectives on digital trends during the crisis

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Digital Life under Covid-19 and beyond: Interview with SITATA Co-Founders

How did the speed and scope of international travel accelerate this global pandemic? In this interview with SITATA Co-Founders Dr. Ronald St. John and Adam St. John, you will learn more about why an informed traveller is a safe traveller, how to detect diseases and important events, how to make sure they are not spreading “fake news”, why it is important to combine AI with human fact-checking, and predictions for the TravelTech industry.


Digital life under Covid-19 and beyond: Interview with Keith De Alwis, oDoc

“What to do when there is no doctor around and a government-imposed curfew?” As a part of the video series “Digital Life under Covid-19 and beyond”, Keith De Alwis, co-founder and COO of oDoc, Sri Lanka’s largest telemedicine and virtual care provider, talks about how Covid-19 has changed the healthcare industry, HealthTech challenges in South Asia, and data protection.

#TechCovid19 Online Discussion: Countering the Coronavirus Infodemic
#TechCovid19 Online Discussion: Data for public good in time of pandemic
#TechCovid19 Online Discussion: Covid-19 and Contact Tracing Apps in the US, EU & Asia
Böll perspectives on contact tracing technology from around the world
Our Voices, Our Choices Podcast: Feminist Digital Disruption during Covid-19

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