2017, so far: President Trump has called for 45% tariffs on goods imported from China; Xi Jinping is now hailed as "globalization's greatest defender;" and Jack Ma has admonished, "If trade stops, war starts." But with the tech industry increasingly reliant on globalized supply chains, the free flow of data across borders, and international markets to drive growth, what are companies to make of this shifting trade landscape? Could China's Great Firewall and its concept of "digital sovereignty" become the new trading norm? And will changes in American trade policy unsettle the established economic order? This expert panel will discuss the new Administration’s tough stance on trade, and how actions here at home could impact new forms of innovation in a mobile, networked, data intensive and cloud-based world.
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