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U.S.-China Tech Battle: Huawei and the Fight for Dominance in Wireless Technology

August 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come hear Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA, and U.S. security and tech experts discuss U.S.-China tech competition, the race for 5G, and the current U.S. government policy on Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and China’s largest telephone-network equipment maker.


The U.S. Justice Department is pressing for the extradition of Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, who is under arrest in Canada at the request of the U.S. over alleged Iran sanctions violations, and is pressuring U.S. companies – and U.S. allies around the world — to stop both selling to Huawei and purchasing its products. Are there serious security issues at play? To what extent is U.S. policy driven by global competition and the race for 5G dominance? Is the “free” internet facing an existential threat posed by a powerful Chinese player?

Speaker’s Bio

Donald (Andy) Purdy, Jr.

Andy Purdy is the Chief Security Officer for Huawei Technologies USA (since July 2012). He oversees Huawei USA’s cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports Huawei’s global security assurance program. Purdy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative and serves on the Steering Committee of the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, which developed the Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), recognized by ISO as 20243.

Purdy was the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006. As a member of the White House staff, he helped draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), after which he joined the Department of Homeland Security, where he helped to form and then led the National Cyber Security Division and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), from 2004-2006. At Homeland Security, Purdy also served as Co-chair of the National Cyber Response Coordination Group, the principal U.S. interagency group to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents of national significance, and he was Homeland Security’s representative to the Committee on National Security System that sets policy for the nation’s classified IT networks.

Paul Triolo leads Eurasia Group’s newest practice, focusing on global technology policy issues, cybersecurity, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/Big Data, ambient intelligence, and fintech/blockchain. He is building a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps clients understand and assess the risk generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Paul served in senior positions within the US government for more than 25 years, focusing primarily on China’s rise as a science and technology (S&T) and cyber power.

Douglas B. Fuller is an associate professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong. He previously taught at Zhejiang University, King’s College London, Chinese University of Hong Kong and American University in Washington DC. His research spans Chinese politics, technology policy, corporate technology strategy and political economy of development. He has written Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China’s Technological Development (2016, 2019), edited Technology Transfer between the US, China and Taiwan (2013) and Innovation Policy and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong’s Policy in Comparative Perspective (2010) and published numerous journal articles.

Moderator’s Bio

Shery Ahn is the co-anchor of “Bloomberg Markets,” 1:30 PM – 2 PM ET, as well as “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia” and “Bloomberg Daybreak Australia” from 6 PM – 9 PM ET on weekdays on Bloomberg Television.

Before moving to New York, Ahn joined Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong where she covered key market events including the G20 summit from Hangzhou and BOJ policy decisions from Tokyo.

Prior to Bloomberg Television, Ahn was an anchor for NHK World in Tokyo where she hosted the network’s flagship news program, Newsline. There, she reported live on Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disaster in 2011. She also led coverage of business and economic news, interviewing the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and South Korea’s former Prime Minister Chung Un-chan among others. Ahn began her broadcast career with ArirangTV in Seoul as a Diplomatic Correspondent covering North Korea and the Six-Party Nuclear Talks in Beijing.

Raised in Bolivia, Ahn speaks Spanish, Korean and Japanese. She graduated cum laude from Seoul National University earning a double degree in Political Science and Communications.


August 1, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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