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London Tech Week event roundup: Unpacking the UK’s free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific
techUK and SGTech begin international partnership to promote digital trade cooperation
techUK and SGTech sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) promoting dialogue on regulatory cooperation in digital
The techUK podcast: Scaling your digital tech business in the Asia Pacific
In this techUK’s podcast we explore the growing export potential of the Asia Pacific for UK digital tech businesses, the ways to successfully grow tech business in the region and some of the key considerations for businesses expanding into APAC.
Welcome to UK-Asia Pacific Digital Trade Week!
On 4-8 October 2021 - Emerging tech opportunities across the APAC markets were explored, how to successfully grow tech business in the region and how both regions can work together in areas of digital trade policy. #techUKAPAC
The launch of the UK-APAC Tech Forum
To support UK tech business in taking full advantage of commercial opportunities in Asia Pacific, techUK in partnership with the Digital Trade Network officially launched techUK’s new UK – APAC Tech Forum.
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Tech Policy Leadership Conference 2023Westminster, London Conference
Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade, techUK
Dan joined techUK as a Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade in March 2023.
Before techUK, Dan worked for data and consulting company GlobalData as an analyst of tech and geopolitics. He has also worked in public affairs, political polling, and has written freelance for the New Statesman and Investment Monitor.
Dan has a degree in MSc International Public Policy from University College London, and a BA Geography degree from the University of Sussex.
Outside of work, Dan is a big fan of football, cooking, going to see live music, and reading about international affairs.
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Associate Director – International, techUK
Sabina Ciofu is Associate Director – International, running the International Policy and Trade Programme at techUK.
Based in Brussels, she leads our EU policy and engagement. She is also our lead on international trade policy, with a focus on digital trade chapter in FTAs, regulatory cooperation as well as broader engagement with the G7, G20, WTO and OECD.
As a transatlanticist at heart, Sabina is a GMF Marshall Memorial fellow and issue-lead on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, within DigitalEurope.
Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.
Sabina loves building communities and bringing people together. She is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club and co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy. Previously, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, she led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.
She sits on the Advisory Board of the University College London European Institute, Café Transatlantique, a network of women in transatlantic technology policy and The Nine, Brussels’ first members-only club designed for women.
Sabina holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.
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Programme and Policy Assistant, Markets and International Trade, techUK
Jago joined techUK in July 2022 as a Programme and Policy Assistant to a mix of (but not limited to) Programmes including Financial Services, Justice and Emergency Services, and International Trade.
His role involves helping to shape the digital technology sector's response, position and general understanding towards UK Government, regulatory and international policymakers' rapidly developing frameworks and regimes covering technology's influence within economy and society. This also includes supporting the advancement of Government agencies’ approaches to DDaT and wider strategic cross-industry collaborative documents, within attempts to integrate digital transformation into wider administrative priorities.
He holds an undergraduate degree within Political Science, and master’s degree within European and Global Governance, of which his dissertation research project focused upon the European Commission's Social Dialogue mechanism, and its influence within labour market, employment, and European Stability Mechanism policymaking.
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