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The major digital issues set to top the global agenda will be in focus at a lecture hosted by King’s College London.

Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, disinformation and international digital regulation will be among the biggest challenges facing governments and organisations in the coming years, with developments in the digital space continuing to evolve at a rapid pace.

At King’s College London on 24 January, Henri Verdier, the French Ambassador for Digital Affairs, will take a closer look at some of these challenges and focus on how France is seeking to adapt to and address them in partnership with international colleagues.

The lecture, running from 17.00 – 18.00, is co-organised by the Cybersecurity Group of the Department of Informatics, the Department of European and International Studies and the Department of War Studies at King’s.

The event is taking place in the Great Hall, in the Strand building, at King's College London's Strand campus.


Henri Verdier is the French Ambassador for Digital Affairs within the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Since 2018, he has lead and co-ordinated French digital diplomacy.

He was previously the inter-ministerial director for digital information and communications systems (DG DINUM) of France; and he was the director of Etalab, the French agency for public open data. Mr Verdier is also an entrepreneur: he was the co-founder and CEO of MFG Labs, an internet-based startup involved in social data mining, and chairman of the board of Cap Digital, the French-European Cluster for Digital Content and Services, located in Paris.