This episode features Berit Anderson, COO of Future in Review and Strategic News Service, and Evan Anderson, CEO of INVNT/IP. Both Berit and Evan are geopolitical analysts, tech thought leaders, and media executives. We discuss the issue of whether TikTok will be banned in the U.S. and examine the data that could be collected, how it can be a rich source for open intelligence, and how it could be used for election interference. Strategic News Service coined the term CRINK — China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and Berit and Evan discuss the geopolitical aspects of TikTok (including CRINK) and how it could be a threat to national security and cybersecurity.
Berit Anderson is joint COO at Strategic News Service, the most accurate publisher of information about the future of tech & the global economy, & Future in Review, called “The best technology conference in the world” by The Economist. As Managing Director of its Action Tank, she creates solution sets to global challenges. Most recently, “100% Renewable: An Action Plan for American Energy Independence.”
She is an Advisor to the NSF-funded Resilient Commission & Scripps Institute of Oceanography’s Mythos project, is Co-Chair of the YES! Media board, & a board member of InvestigateWest.
Berit has spoken at the Brussels Forum, European Council on Foreign Relations, Conference on World Affairs, TEDxVilnius & lectured at NYU, University of Washington & UC Boulder. Her work on information warfare was featured in the New Yorker, Gizmodo, BBC & TechCrunch & was cited by Tim Berners-Lee as a Top 3 challenge facing the internet.
Evan Anderson is CEO of INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations vs. Nation-Sponsored Theft of IP) and a senior analyst at Strategic News Service, publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on Technology and the Global Economy. His seminal briefing book Theft Nation: How IP Theft Drives the Chinese National Business Model, and Its Effect Upon the Global Economy, has been featured in global media including 60 Minutes, the BBC World Service, and many others. For the past nine years, his focus at INVNT/IP has been on actively fighting nation-sponsored theft of intellectual property through a combination of political advocacy, private briefings, and public education in conjunction with top global companies; government representatives in intelligence, research, and policy; and top academic researchers.
Evan also serves as deputy director of Programs for the Future in Review (FiRe) conference. At Future in Review, Evan utilizes media and technology to affect positive global change, crafting and assisting with conference panels, the FiRe Action Tank, and other special projects dedicated to geopolitics, climate, and health, including battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and serves as an Executive Advisory Board Member at the Resilient Collective.