At CA Technologies, we lend our voice and expertise to a host of issues that are critical to our business and customers, global innovation and corporate stewardship. Below is a sampling of the issues we are engaged on globally:
Digital Trade and Data Flows
CA Technologies believes strongly in the power of software to drive positive global change. As digital technologies and software continue to transform businesses of all kinds, the trade environment must evolve to ensure that data flows freely, that companies have access to global markets and that global uptake of new technologies is encouraged. CA Technologies works to ensure that global trade policy embraces new technologies and provides opportunities for software and data to grow local economies.
Privacy and Trust
The technology solutions that power the application economy must be built on user trust for the application economy to deliver on its potential. If businesses, governments and consumers do not trust that their information is private and secure, then this will negatively affect growth of the application economy. Organizations that deal with (personal) data need to review their data lifecycle and data management practices. Businesses need to look at these global privacy developments as an opportunity, to further invest in technology that enables trust and loyalty with their customers.
CA Technologies believes the best way to ensure trust is through the adoption of efficient and globally harmonized privacy frameworks which respect the free flow of information and economic growth. Such efforts need to be based on strong cooperation between governments, industry and other stakeholders. As cultures vary across the globe, the way such policies might get implemented may differ. However, CA Technologies believes that there are common guiding principles: share responsibility, harmonization and awareness.
A detailed position paper on privacy and trust can be found here.
The application economy provides a platform for economic dynamism and growth. In the application economy, business and governments need to leverage the power of software to engage new customers and citizens and to deliver superior experiences. Sound cybersecurity practices and policies are tantamount to success in this new model. The technology solutions that power the application economy must be resilient, trustworthy and adaptable to rapidly expanding and evolving threats. Effective government cybersecurity policies help foster an environment, which is conducive to the development of these technology solutions.
CA Technologies works collaboratively with governments, industry organizations, and other stakeholders to shape cybersecurity policy to balance competing interests and encourage the continued development of resilient and innovative cybersecurity solutions.
Our detailed views on effective cybersecurity policy can be found here.
STEM Education and Workforce Skills
CA Technologies recognizes that the workforce of today and tomorrow must be equipped with skills relevant in the application economy. CA Technologies supports deep investments in STEM education globally and partners with our Corporate Social Responsibility team to marshal the Company’s resources to impact communities in which we live and work. We believe that the private sector must play a significant role in educating the workforce of the future, and we work globally to ensure that government and the technology industry partner appropriately to inspire students and workers with the most relevant skills to consider future careers in STEM.