Keeping America’s Innovative Edge

Introduced by:
Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Nate Tibbits
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Qualcomm, Inc.

Keynote Remarks:
Secretary Ash Carter
Former Secretary of Defense
US Department of Defense

A Conversation with:
Melinda Epler
Founder and CEO
Change Catalyst

Donna Harris
Cofounder and Strategic Advisor

Philip Jordan
Executive Director
Economic Advancement Research Institute;
Vice President
BW Research Partnership

Aaron Olver
Managing Director, University Research Park
University of Wisconsin-Madison

More speakers to be announced

Moderated by:
Michaela Ross
Bloomberg BNA

Join the Atlantic Council's Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative on April 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT for the launch of a new report: Keeping America's Innovative Edge.

Technological innovation is a major reason why the United States became the world’s economic and geopolitical leader. But amid increasing worldwide competition, the United States risks losing its innovative edge, which could have profound implications for its global leadership position.

This report provides a strategic framework for reinvigorating innovation in America, and includes policy recommendations that touch on research and development, skills training, tech transfers, education, city planning, intellectual property, and more. The report relies on research conducted on the ground in US tech hubs, including Madison, Wisconsin; Boulder and Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas; and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will deliver keynote remarks, followed by an interactive discussion with experts from tech hubs across the country.

Light refreshments will be provided.

On Twitter? Follow @ACScowcroft and use #AmericaInnovates

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