Technology, innovation and strategic competition: A conversation with The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh and Dr Robert Atkinson



15 March 2023


Hotel Realm (National Ballroom), 18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600


Public event

In an era of heightened economic and technological competition, the United States and Australia are rapidly recalibrating their strategic approach. The technology policy landscape is front-of-mind across all aspects of business and government. This conversation explored a range of technology issues facing Australia and the United States including, the role of AI and automation in jobs, innovation and inequality, data sovereignty, the CHIPS Act, decoupling and technology regulation. 

The United States Studies Centre hosted a discussion featuring The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury and Dr Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) moderated by Dr Miah Hammond-Errey, USSC Emerging Technology Program Director. 


  • Dr Miah Hammond-Errey
    Dr Miah Hammond-Errey
    Director, Emerging Technology, United States Studies Centre

    Dr Miah Hammond-Errey is the Director of the Emerging Technology Program at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Her work explores the intersections of emerging technologies and security. Previously she was a Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and has published across mainstream media, think tanks as well as in academic and military press.