Technology has been an ever increasing influence on how we live our daily lives. It impacts how we earn our living, maintain our health and how we establish our peace and democratic freedoms in the world. Digital innovation and modern biology has changed everything and will only accelerate each year, accelerating our ability to process data and information in ways that will change our thinking and behavior in the future. It is so essential that our leaders and diplomats understand these changes and this is a need that's crying for leadership which is why I am so proud to be part of the Institute.