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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 hosted on April 9th: 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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May 24, 2022 - 11:46am

Dr. Anthony Howell, CTDS Fellow and an assistant professor in public policy and management in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University has won the Mayo Clinic and ASU’s Seed Grant...

April 11, 2022 - 1:38pm

Youngjae Won, a 3rd year doctoral student at ASU’s School of Public Affair has been awarded a Lattie and Elva Coor Building Great Communities fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year for his...

March 14, 2022 - 5:11pm

Center on Technology, Data and Society (CTDS) hosts Dr. Marianne Kneuer, the immediate past president of the International Political Science Association, and an affiliate of the CTDS. Dr. Kneuer...