News: NATO Deputy Secretary General opens conference on Emerging and Disruptive Technology, 05-Oct.-2020

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană and the NATO Chief Scientist Dr Bryan Wells opened the 14th NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference. The event, organised jointly by the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), took place virtually on 5-6 October 2020, and had as its theme Emerging and Disruptive Technology (EDT).

The Conference attracted over 400 participants, from 21 NATO Allies and seven partner nations, and dealt with topics ranging from cyber and autonomy, through strategic analysis and artificial intelligence, to big data and combat modelling. 

NATO Deputy Secretary General said “NATO’s Operational Research and Analysis community plays a vital role in assisting Nations and NATO in understanding the political and military implications of emerging and disruptive technologies. The experts that are brought together demonstrate the power of NATO’s network of scientists”.

The Conference brought together analysts from national defence analysis and research organisations,

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Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says Tesla is still undervalued as people continue to misunderstand its ‘fundamentally disruptive’ technology

FILE PHOTO: Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO of Social Capital, presents during the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York


  • Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya said Tesla is “generally misvalued” as people misunderstand its business model and “fundamentally disruptive” technology. 
  • The Social Capital CEO said Tesla is “no longer about the car business” but about fundamentally disrupting utilities and providing individuals with “the ability to be energy independent.” 
  • Shares of Tesla are up over 400% year-to-date. 

Billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Tuesday that Tesla is still undervalued as people continue to misunderstand its “fundamentally disruptive” technology and business model.

“Tesla continues to be underestimated. I think it is generally misvalued and I think the people that are trying to compete with them are not the people they are competing with,” the Social Capital CEO said. 

Shares of Tesla are up over 400% year-to-date. The electric

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