Paul S. Triolo
Senior Advisor on Technology
Paul leads the Geo-technology practice at Eurasia Group, focusing on global technology policy issues, cyber-security, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as 5G deployment, automation, artificial intelligence, Greentech, and fintech/blockchain. He is building a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps clients understand and assess the risks generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment.
Paul was named as a Senior Advisor on Technology for the Paulson Institute this year. In this capacity he works with the Institute’s MacroPolo team on China technology issues, focused on AI and semiconductors. Paul is also a China Digital Economy Fellow (non-resident) at New America, a regulator contributor to the DigiChina blog that tracks key issues around China’s digital economy, and is a columnist with SupChina, where he also does podcasts on cutting edge tech issues. His twitter feed @pstAsiaTech, helps define the scope of geo-technology challenges companies face. Paul is quoted frequently in the media, including the New York Times, Economist, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, Wired, and other outlets on global tech issues, and US China trade and technology competition.
Paul also drives thought leadership in the technology policy sector. A recent paper Paul authored, the Geopolitics of 5G, has been widely read in European Union and US policy circles. He also co-authored a white paper on China and AI with leading AI expert Kaifu Lee. Paul is frequently invited to be on panels at international conferences on technology issues, particularly those involving artificial intelligence and China, and emerging technology issues such as political concerns around 5G.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Paul served in senior positions within the US government for more than 25 years, focusing primarily on China’s rise as a science and technology (S&T) and cyber power. He provided analytic support to the President and senior policymakers, and was the lead drafter for a number of widely acclaimed national estimates on China S&T innovation and industrial policies, as well as cyber-space issues.
Paul’s technical background includes a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and work experience in Silicon Valley. This along with his extensive work on internet governance and policy issues in government, make him uniquely e prepared him to tackle the substantial challenges companies will face in cyber-space. He is an avid early adopter of all sorts of green and information technologies and platforms, drives a Level 2 automated vehicle, and has been the family chief technology officer for some time.