The U.S. Council on Competitiveness hosted its 2014 National Competitiveness Forum (NCF) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. September 15-16, 2014.
The 2014 NCF was a commanding platform for Council members and other thought leaders to engage in conversation, elaborate on ideas and set the competitiveness action agenda for the nation. They analyzed and addressed America’s competitiveness capacity and at the end of the day, coalesced around a strong and impactful voice of influence.
The NCF featured dynamic and interactive discussions with senior leadership from industry, government, labor, academia and the national laboratories addressing the current state of U.S. competitiveness and exploring pressing and emerging priorities at the heart of America’s economic ecosystem.
This cadre of senior leaders included Mr. James K. Clifton, Chief Executive Officer, Gallup, Inc.; Ms. Adena Friedman, President, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.; the Honorable France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego; Dr. Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University, and University Vice Chairman, Council on Competitiveness; the Honorable Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State; and, Mr. Jeffrey Wilcox, Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin.
The NCF also brought together panels on the future of U.S. learning and workforce skills, strategies and policies for accelerating technology development and transfer, the nexus of energy and manufacturing, and more.