Dec 19, 2023
1h 20min
Season 2 Episode 4

"Innovation in service of diplomacy" with Dr. Andy David

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Welcome to the 3rd episode of the Code and Culture Podcast Season 2, where we delve into the transformative power of innovation.

We're thrilled to present Dr. Andy David, a career diplomat spearheading the Innovation Task Force at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In this episode, you will gain insights into:

Andy's Remarkable Transition: Discover how Dr. Andy David transitioned from dental medicine to a distinguished diplomatic career, embedding innovation at the heart of international relations.

Innovation Task Force Creation: Unpack the genesis of the Innovation Task Force and how it's shaping diplomatic efforts.

Cultural Diplomacy and Tech: Explore how Dr. David leverages Israel's tech prowess to foster cultural and economic ties globally, from Silicon Valley to the Visegrad Group.Methodology of Innovation in Government: Learn about the unique challenges and methodologies of driving innovation within the governmental framework, contrasting it with corporate innovation.

Practical Outcomes: Witness the tangible outcomes of Dr. David's initiatives, including fostering entrepreneurship and crafting strategic international partnerships.

Throughout the conversation, Luka and Andy traverse a range of topics, from the intricacies of internal innovation within government to the strategic development of Israel's tech ecosystem. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the intersection of innovation, culture, and diplomacy.

Tune in to S2-E3 "Inovation in service of diplomacy" for an engaging discussion full of practical wisdom and visionary insights that may well reshape how you perceive the role of diplomacy in the modern world.