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Who Will Lead The Age Of Fusion Energy?
Every now and then, a scientific breakthrough changes the world. From the Copernican heliocentric model of the universe and electricity to penicillin and the discovery of the structure of DNA, these developments transform our globe — and another one has been reached. A new breakthrough with world changing potential.  For most of human history, why […]
Compete Connect - October 2023 Edition
The Council brought together the broad stakeholder community in support of the National Commission for the 2023 series of eight Working Group meetings. The initial ideas and findings from these conversations will help shape the 2023 National Competitiveness Forum, and the Council's agenda for 2024. In a meeting hosted by Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI), the University Leadership […]
Chad Evans Competing in the Next Economy Video
Chad Evans Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness  "Fast forward two to three years later, we are now at a point of launching a second phase of work: Phase 2 of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers."
Compete Connect - September 2023 Edition
The Council launched the National Commission's Phase 2 Working Groups covering the Future of Tech, the Future of Sustainability, Future of Work and Future of Place-Based Innovation. The Council held our Fall "TLSI" Dialogue at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Council will host the first-of-its-kind initiative advancing diversity and representation across the space industry, kicking […]
Council's Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative Share 2023 Summer Dialogue Summary Report
Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative Co-Chair Dr. Steve Walker (Vice President and CTO, Lockheed Martin) hosted the 2023 TLSI Spring Dialogue at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center along with fellow co-chairs Dr. Patricia Falcone (Deputy Director for S&T, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and Dr. Sally Morton (Executive Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University). The co-chairs […]
Compete Connect - August 2023 Edition
The Council's Advanced Computing Roundtable is now the Alliance for Transformational Computing in recognition of the foundational role of computingpower to critical technologies from AI to quantum, an exciting update for the Council. Upcoming events include the National Competitiveness Forum in Washington, D.C. in December 2023. Building on the Council’s history in sharing critical competitiveness data and analysis, we […]
Compete Connect - July 2023 Edition
The Council held their annual Summer Meeting at Gallup Headquarters, bringing together the Board, Executive Committee, and National Commissioners to launch the next set of National Commission working groups to define a new call to action focused around innovation, sustainability, resiliency and inclusivity opportunities. Dan Helfrich, Chair and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, was announced […]
Council on Competitiveness Adds Dan Helfrich, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chair and CEO, to Board as Business Vice Chair
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Council on Competitiveness (Council) will announce Mr. Dan Helfrich, the Chair and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, as its next Business Vice Chair, succeeding Ms. Janet Foutty. The announcement was made during the Council’s 2023 Summer Meeting, which brings together its Board, Executive Committee, and Commissioners for its flagship initiative, the “National […]
Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith Testifies to Congress on U.S. Science & Technology Strategy
On February 28, Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith testified to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which is led by Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren. The hearing was titled “The United States, China, and the Fight for Global Leadership: Building a U.S. National Science and Technology Strategy." Deborah framed her […]
Steve Stevanovich Next Economy Video
Steve Stevanovich  Chairman & CEO, SGS Global Holdings  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “From my perspective, one of the most important things to address is getting technology out of the labs and universities and into the actual markets so they can help improve people’s standard of living.”
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