China: The Future
Technology Struggle

A Virtual Intelligence Session
Thursday, June 25, 2020
5:30-7:30pm ET • 2:30-4:30pm PT

With Britain now reversing course on its decision to allow Huawei equipment in its 5G networks, Strategic News Service is proud to announce a conversation with Dan Goldin, NASA’s longest-running administrator, about the international struggle to control 5G. We’ll discuss 5G rollout in the US, Department of Defense obstacles, China’s plans for 5G domination, Huawei’s role, and more, in a conversation about whether America will step up or cede its future to China.

Around the world, telecoms companies are building out the next generation of communications infrastructure, but 5G isn’t just about the speed of our cellular connections. China is using Huawei 5G infrastructure as the backbone for its global Belt and Road initiative, pushing telecom equipment across Europe, and raising questions about its ability to use that infrastructure for surveillance and statecraft.

Join SNS for FiReSide, an evening of advanced insight about the road ahead to inform your personal and professional decision making.

Xi’s New Face | Strategic News Service, CEO, Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is the founding CEO of Pattern Computer Inc. and is the chair of Strategic News Service and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on Technology and the Economy, the world’s most reliable source of advanced information at the intersection of technology and the global economy.

5G: Will America Step Up or Cede Our Future to China? | Former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin

NASA’s longest-running administrator, Daniel Goldin oversaw projects such as the Mars Pathfinder, Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, and the International Space Station in a tenure that stretched across three presidencies and nine years.

Moderated By | Mark Anderson

The Real Robotics Revolution | Author & Foreign Policy Expert Peter W. Singer

Peter Warren Singer is a strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Peter is the author of multiple best-selling, award-winning books in both fiction and nonfiction, ranging from Wired for War to Ghost Fleet.

Moderated By | Journalist, Author, and Arc Fusion, CEO, David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning journalist in print, television, and radio; the best-selling author of 10 books published in 21 languages; and an entrepreneur. David is CEO of Arc Fusion and a frequent contributor to WIRED, Vanity Fair, MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and others. He is a former commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and a special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline.

Host | Strategic New Service Director of Programs Berit Anderson

It’s hard to replace in-person connections, but we’re doing our best. As part of this evening, you’ll have a chance to ask all of our speakers your own questions. Well also hold virtual networking sessions so you can connect with your fellow FiReSide speakers and attendees online.

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Now in its 15th year, FiReSide NYC (formerly the SNS New York Dinner) is an annual evening of dinner and conversation that provides a gathering of business executives, technologists, and media leaders with key insights into the global tech and economic landscape for the coming year to help inform business and investment decisions.
FiReSide NYC is a program of Future in Review (FiRe), an intimate annual conference focused on exploring the next 3-5 years of technology and the global economy. FiRe has been called “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist and is attended by a global audience of top technologists, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors. Questions about FiReSide NYC? Email Program Director Berit Anderson at To request a press pass for this event, please contact us at

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