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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 […]
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 […]
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