Creating a Secure, Supportive and Resilient Innovation Ecosystem to Enable LongTerm U.S. Competitiveness

Atrium Ballroom A

In this series of conversation, leaders will discuss the importance to U.S. competitiveness of both soft and hard innovation infrastructure. From the rules of the road to the roads themselves, it’s vital that the U.S. keep up with technological changes impact how, where and with whom we compete.

Widening the pipeline from lab to market—ensuring the “next big ideas” create value and jobs in the U.S.

  • Mr. John Chisholm, CEO, John Chisholm Ventures
  • Dr. Ruth V. Watkins, President, University of Utah
  • Dr. Michael Witherell, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Moderator: Mr. Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness

Securing U.S. innovation and responding to cyber threats

  • Dr. Steve Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Mr. George Fischer, Senior Vice President and Group President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
  • Ms. Niloofur Razi Howe, Chief Strategy Officer, RSA
  • Dr. Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator: Mr. Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness