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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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Digital Inclusion Leadership Certificate

The Digital Inclusion Leadership Certificate is a collaboration between the Marconi Society, ASU’s Center on Technology, Data and Society and the Bob Ramsey Center for Executive Education at Arizona State University. The program was developed with the support of the Samueli Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.continue reading


July 25, 2023 - 2:11pm

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the disparities in internet access and use. This became more obvious in communities, compromising attempts to protect the economy, education, and health care in...

April 11, 2023 - 10:38am

Doctoral student Guohuibin (Robin) Li will be honored by the School of Public Affairs (SPA) on April 20 and ASU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) on April 19 for his research...

March 31, 2023 - 8:34am

CTDS presents a talk by PhD candidate Francesco Olivanti

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am

Location: UCENT 480, Downtown Phoenix...