The ALTA Executive Education Program offers a unique, cross-disciplinary view on the multifaceted impact of technology, by creating a space where participants will discuss topics at the intersection of innovation, technology, business, and politics in the context of disruptive economic and societal change. The Program will enable them to explore the ethical and political challenges generated by the rapid development of technologies, as well as how they affect key areas such as public policy, global growth, strategic development, the future of employment or social and economic compacts.

The ALTA Executive Education Program will bring together 25 promising emerging leaders and mid and senior executives from fields such as (but not limited to) Information Technology and Communication, Industry and Automatization, Digital Markets, Cyber Security, FinTech, Digital Literacy and Education, Data Analytics, AI, R&D, E-Health, e-Government.

Throughout two intense and engaging modules, the participants will be exposed to the most diverse challenges facing leaders from all walks of life in the era of the technological revolution. The first module will be based on the classic Aspen Seminar which for more than 65 years has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply about the good society. Our proven method of text-based dialogue offers participants a neutral forum in which to reflect on timeless human values, pursue common ground, and cultivate a richer understanding of the human condition. Participants emerge from the Aspen Seminar personally renewed, professionally re-focused, and better prepared to lead as they confront the difficult choices of our ever-changing world.

The ALTA Seminar would focus on questions such as: what are the values tensions underlying the rapid advances in bio-technology, digital technology, artificial intelligence, and the automation of labor? How do we balance what is possible with emerging technologies with a vision of a life well lived? How do we ensure that advances in technology support rather than diminish the possibilities of living justly in a good society?

The tech industry’s combination of high-velocity competition, complexity, global talent, and interdependence among rivals makes it a truly unique environment, requiring a distinct set of leadership skills. The second module will be focused on developing such skills and will be designed and delivered in partnership with Fox School of Business (Temple University) and other international partners. The curriculum will be designed depending on participants’ interests and profiles.

This Program will be offered by top specialized moderators from Aspen US, specialized faculty and high-level practitioners and represents the leadership extension of the Aspen Institute Romania Technology and Society Public Policy Program.