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    Welcome to the Center on Technology, Data and Society

    The Center's vision is to contribute to our understanding of how technology’s potential for innovation is realized in government and society; what roadblocks or negative effects must be addressed; and how to leverage for the public good the information and data made possible by technological advances.

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Digital technologies have transformed the availability and use of information and data through the power of networking, scale and speed, presenting both emerging opportunities and threats. For individuals, technology represents access to information - essential for democratic citizenship, economic opportunity and the ability to participate in society. Information and data generated by new technologies promise significant benefits for communities and the nation. But governments and nonprofits must understand how to effectively use them, manage challenges for public policy, and promote inclusion and social gain.

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Virtual Workshop: Digital Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color

Digital transformation of the economy accelerated rapidly during the pandemic, in ways that are likely to affect entrepreneurship in the longer term. How do these trends affect Black, Hispanic, Asian and Indigenous entrepreneurs and the communities they serve?

In April 2021, ASU's Center on Technology, Data and Society hosted a workshop with researchers and practitioners to explore these trends and discuss how local governments can support inclusive entrepreneurship for community development.

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March 14, 2023 - 10:22am

Jieun Kim, a doctoral candidate, was selected for the Social Justice Spotlight Award by the ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GSPA). The GSPA Justice, Equity, Diversity, and...

February 28, 2023 - 11:19am

2023 Founders’ Day honorees include Karen Mossberger, recipient of the Faculty Research Achievement Award. Mossberger is the director of the Center for Technology, Data and Society, and the Frank...

February 9, 2023 - 12:02pm

CTDS presents a talk by Dr. Yushim Kim.

Date : February 15, 2023 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Phoenix Time)

Location : Room 480, University...