Opening Ceremony - GoTech World Day 2



Mircea Geoană, NATO Deputy Secretary General, opened the Main Stage on the second day of GoTech World 2022: „I think GoTech World plays a unique role in making sure that the entire Trans-Atlantic innovation ecosystem is cross-fertilizing"


The 2nd day of GoTech World, Friday, November 4, opened with the statement of Mircea Geoană, NATO Deputy Secretary General. He spoke about the challenges of innovation and technologies in the security policies and programs of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


„We have an abundance of world-class academic institutions, the finest scientific researchers, and amazingly creative start-ups. And we have something that our competitors do not have – our free and open societies – where talent can thrive and people can be as creative as they want. People like you! So we have the resources to set the pace of technological developments, not merely keeping up with those” Geoană said.


Next, Mircea Geoana emphasized thatour ambition is for NATO to set the gold standard on the ethical use of new technologies in defense. Not just within the Alliance, but around the world. Our competitors may not want to face up to the important ethical dimensions in their race to develop and deploy technologies. But at NATO, we do. We want to adopt new technologies quickly, but also in line with our democratic values. This is not to stifle innovation, but rather to create a predictable, trustworthy, and responsible environment where innovators feel safe and comfortable cooperating with the defense, and security sector and also, engaging with the broader needs of our democratic societies”.


I come from Romania, I think GoTech World plays a unique role in making sure that the entire Trans-Atlantic innovation ecosystem is cross-fertilizing with ideas with excellent start-ups and resources. So, have a great productive, and ‘innovation-full’ day. I look forward to the results of your great conference”, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana,