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National Commission Phase 2 Community Launch Summit
The Council kicked off on March 27th and 28th the next important phase of its National Commission with a launch summit at the University of California, Davis. The purpose of the Summit – which included 100+ leaders from across the nation, representing the Council’s Board, Executive Committee, National Commissioners and many other innovation stakeholders – was to take stock […]
Compete Connect - June 2023 Edition
The Council is preparing for an active summer and fall, engaging members across many fronts. The Council launched a new phase of work for our longstanding Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative (TLSI) hosted in Palo Alto at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center. Soon, we will host the summer meeting of the Council’s Board, Executive Committee and […]
Compete Connect - May 2023 Edition
During May, the Council on Competitiveness hosted significant leadership meetings, including a Board meeting and a co-chairs session to reshape and rebrand the “Advanced Computing Roundtable.” In June and throughout the summer, the Council will focus on a range of critical initiatives, including: the summer meeting of the Board + Executive Committee + National Commissioners […]
Compete Connect - April 2023 Edition
April was a very active month for the Council. The Council launched its second phase of policy-generating work at the University of California at Davis, hosted by Chancellor Gary May. Additionally, a delegation from the Council on Competitiveness participated in the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement by leading a panel at the Agreement 25 conference focused on reimagining the future of […]
Lessons Learned from Ireland's Road to Peace and Prosperity - 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
This month, Northern Ireland – indeed, the world – took time to reflect on and honor the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement … a moment a quarter of a century ago when the people of Northern Ireland and their political leaders changed the course of history by establishing a democratic peaceful process as […]
Council on Competitiveness President & CEO to Lead Panel Discussion on Future of Northern Ireland at Agreement 25
World leaders descend on Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) April 17, 2022, Washington, DC. From April 17-19, Belfast will host global political and economic leaders to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA), which underpins Northern Ireland's peace, its constitutional settlement, and its institutions. Central to marking […]
Compete Connect - March 2023 Edition
In March, the Council co-hosted the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers Phase 2 Launch Summit. Council President and CEO joined a distinguished panel at the 2023 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to frame a proactive and positive bilateral engagement model between the United States and Japan […]
Speaker - Bill Bates
Bill Bates is a Senior Advisor to the Council on Competitiveness. He was previously an Executive Vice President with the Council and the founding Executive Director of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. He has led multi-year initiatives to explore the economic opportunity for advanced manufacturing in the United States and the development of a […]
Keynote - The Hon. Jed Kolko
Jed Kolko is Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. In this position, Kolko coordinates economic analysis for the Commerce Department and provides direction and oversight for the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Chief Economist in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. Before joining the Commerce Department, Kolko served as chief economist at Indeed, […]
Co-Host - The Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith
The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan leadership coalition of CEO’s, University Presidents, Labor Union Leaders, and National Laboratory Directors, all committed to developing policy solutions and national initiatives to drive future productivity growth, prosperity for all Americans, and the global success of American business. […]
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