Bridges to the Future

Audrey Tang

Episode Summary

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Taiwan has recorded only 443 cases and seven deaths - and avoided lockdown. How? Audrey Tang is a software programmer and 'digital minister' in the Taiwanese government.

Episode Notes

Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. As drastic measures are taken across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19,  what are the short, medium and long term implications for our society, our economy, geopolitics - and us as individuals?

In this special interview series from the RSA, its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, talks to a range of practitioners - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - to assess the scale of the response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future. 

Audrey Tang is an entrepreneur, software programmer and currently Taiwan’s “digital minister”. 

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith

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