After the success of the Aspen International Partners collaboration for the NextGen Network: How AI Can Work for Humanity, Aspen International Partners are working with Microsoft to deliver another NextGen series, this time exploring the transatlantic relationship.
Aspen Institute España and Aspen Institute Kyiv will host the virtual events for 25 young leaders from Europe and the US to gain a deeper insight into the new generation’s outlook on the challenges and strengths of the transatlantic relationship.
Through two virtual workshops, a report, and a launch event, Aspen International Partners and Microsoft aim to identify new policy solutions and areas of cohesion to help build a positive EU-US relationship.
Aspen UK nominated a number of prospective attendees, and the following two were chosen:
Samantha Brown – UK
Sam is the co-founder of Consequential, a community interest company that co-designs responsible strategies and innovation practices with those who invest, accelerate, and scale digital and emerging technologies. Sam has a breadth of experience at the intersection of technology, business, and society, from leading the programme on responsible innovation at Doteveryone to being a national Business and Human Rights Coordinator for Amnesty Canada and working as a senior business management partner in financial technology, collaborating with executives and product teams to deliver award-winning online experiences.
Matthew McCann – Ireland
Matt McCann is a software engineer with many years’ experience of web and application development. He has spoken about the importance of accessibility on the global stage, including at the United Nations and as part of IHREC DAC. As founder and CEO of Access Earth, Matt leverages both his technical expertise and his personal experiences from living with Cerebral Palsy to ensure we deliver the most impactful technological solution to the world of accessibility.