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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.”
Dr. Sylvia Wilson-Thomas Next Economy Video
Dr. Sylvia Wilson-Thomas Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation and President & CEO of the USF Research Foundation, Inc. at University of South Florida “The Council can have a tremendous impact on how we innovate, individuals impacted, funding to support that enterprise, and how it will help us as a nation become a global […]
Thomas Mason Next Economy Video
Dr. Thomas Mason Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers “It’s important for the Council to advocate for partnering internationally with those who share our values and adhere to the global world order. Within the US we need to make the investments and cultivate the talent to meet […]
Olin Wethington Next Economy Video
Olin Wethington  CEO & Co-Founder, Graham Biosciences LLC  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The global challenge to American competitiveness has become so significant that science and technology must be integrated into our core foreign policy and national security decision making.”
Dr. Suresh Garimella Next Economy Video
Dr. Suresh Garimella  President, University of Vermont “How can we translate basic research into more direct benefits that are showing up in economic competitiveness, job growth, etc.?”
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan Next Economy Video
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan  Director, U.S. National Science Foundation  “The Council has tremendous gravitas because of the convening power it has. We’re able to unleash ideas and talent all across the nation so that innovation that is everywhere is made real.”
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Ted Carter, Jr. Next Economy Video
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Ted Carter, Jr.  President, University of Nebraska System  Executive Committee, Council on Competitiveness  “The Council on Competitiveness could really have a strong influence on food and water security and solve these challenges going forward.”
William Bohnett Next Economy Video
William Bohnett  President, Whitecap Investments  “I feel strongly that the Council is well-positioned and should make sustainability, climate change mitigation, and scaling up energy sustainability major focus of our work.”
Victor Dzau Next Economy Video
Victor Dzau  President, National Academy of Medicine  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The Council has done a spectacular job looking at innovation and competitiveness. Going forward we need to be sure that the momentum and trajectory that we have in enabling America to be competitive is maintained, if not accelerated.”
Brian Moynihan Next Economy Video
Brian Moynihan Chair and CEO, Bank of America  Chair, Council on Competitiveness  Co-Chair, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The energy in the Council is strong under Deborah’s leadership, the constituency of the Council is the right group, and the will of the Council is right.”
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