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Taking Talent to the Next Level — Preparing the Workforce for a Sustainable U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance: National Competitiveness Forum
Dr. Steve Ashby – Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Dr. Carol Burns – Deputy, Director Berkeley Lab Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell – President, Utah State University Mr. Nick Pinchuk – President & CEO, Snap-on Incorporated Dr. Gregory Washington – President, George Mason University Dr. Pradeep Khosla – Chancellor, University of California, San Diego At the end […]
Setting Strategic Priorities from the Council’s Technology Leaders: National Competitiveness Forum 2024
Dr. Patricia Falcone – Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Dr. William Greene – Chief Investment Officer, Hevolution Foundation Dr. Sally Morton – Executive Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University Dr. Steve Walker – Vice President and CTO, Lockheed Martin Mr. Chad Evans – Executive Vice President, Council on […]
Four Pillars of Innovation: Place-Making Innovation, Deploying Tech-based Innovation at Speed and Scale, the Future of Sustainability, the Future of Work and the Workforce: National Competitiveness Forum 2024
Ms. Joan Gabel – Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh; Academic Vice-chair, Council on Competitiveness Mr. Dan Helfrich – Chair and CEO Deloitte Consulting LLP; Business Vice-chair, Council on Competitiveness Mr. Charles O. Holliday, Jr. – Chair Emeritus, Council on Competitiveness; Chair, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils Dr. Thom Mason – President and CEO, Triad National Security, […]
Future Of Tech: Navigating Uncertainty & Planning For Prosperity
Predicting the future is a business unto itself with pundits, futurists, scientists, engineers, and more constantly sharing their musings of the future. And this business has incredible implications on society - whether the predictions manifest or not. For example, take a look at just one survey of the future: the 1970 McGraw-Hill Survey of Technological […]
America’s High-Tech Manufacturing Rising Stars
For decades, the U.S. economy has been caught in a whirlwind of global competition and rapid technological change. Some regions have soared, while others have seen their manufacturing economies crushed by competition from lower-wage countries.  Leaders in struggling regions have often looked to America’s high-tech superstars—such as Silicon Valley and Boston—for models to revitalize their […]
Compete Connect - December 1, 2023 Edition
Between the COP28 "Innovation Arena" and the National Competitiveness Forum, the Council anticipates a very busy holiday season. On December 6th in Dubai, members of the Council, the GFCC, and stakeholders will join together for an interactive series of conversations focused on providing solutions to sustainability challenges. Shortly after in Washington D.C., the Council will […]
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 […]
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