Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock. Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock.
Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock.
Ed Ratcliffe
Opinion

Opinion

Ed Ratcliffe

Policymakers are catching up with innovation – but more needs to happen for global tech to thrive

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the digital economy and the appreciation of the strategic use of data
  • International and cross-border e-commerce is one area that could prove transformative, offering new opportunities for retailers willing to go digital

Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock. Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock.
Data is not oil, but it does have similar geopolitical, national security, and economic associations. Photo: Shutterstock.
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Ed Ratcliffe

Ed Ratcliffe

Ed Ratcliffe is Head of Advisory at Asia House, a centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy, which aims to drive political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe.