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Steve Isakowitz Next Economy Video
Steve Isakowitz President and CEO, Aerospace Corporation  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “You have to be purposeful, and I think the Council gives us the opportunity to be very purposeful in finding national solutions to national challenges.”
Dr. René Lammers Next Economy Video
Dr. René Lammers Executive Vice President & Chief Science Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “Innovation happens when you have decision makers at the table.  You have a very influential cross-functional, cross-sectoral group of people that can really drive an agenda forward.”
Joshua Parker Next Economy Video
Joshua Parker CEO, Ancora  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The Council has the ability to bring together industry, university, and government to think about how to not only identify the challenges that are in front of us but find practical solutions for addressing those.”
Dr. Robert E. Johnson Next Economy Video
Dr. Robert E. Johnson  President, Western New England University  National Commissioner, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers  “The Council has always been ahead of the curve, on the right side of history, advising not only this country but the world on how we can do things better.”
Janet Foutty Next Economy Video
Janet Foutty Executive Chair of the Board, Deloitte US Business Vice-Chair Council on Competitiveness National Commissioner National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers “The Council is so uniquely positioned and can have a really important voice in the conversation around equity.”
Chad Evans Next Economy Video
Chad Evans Executive Vice President & Board Secretary Council on Competitiveness “We are relaunching and reengaging on four major pillars that we think are going to be critical for the success of our nation’s long-term ability to innovate.”
The Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith Next Economy Video
The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith  President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness Co-Chair, National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers “Right now, in a time of great turbulence and transformation, one of the most important issues is how we build the innovation capacity and capability of all our regions across the country.”
Next Economy: Council on Competitiveness Summer 2022 Meeting
Leading voices on competing in the next economy gathered at Gallup World Headquarters in Washington for the Summer 2022 meeting of the Council on Competitiveness.
Joan Gabel Next Economy Video
Joan T.A. Gabel President, University of MinnesotaAcademic Vice-chair, Council on Competitiveness “There are natural tensions in any partnership, but it’s in those tensions where the magic often happens.” In her Op-Ed, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel details how innovation is rooted in partnerships. Multi-layered, rich in diverse perspectives, and balanced by natural tension between […]
Thomas Zacharia Next Economy Video
Dr. Thomas Zacharia Director, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryCo-Chair, National Commission “Innovation is the foundation of American prosperity and economic competitiveness.” The national laboratories are a competitive advantage for America to out-innovate the rest of the world. And in his video op-ed, Dr. Thomas Zacharia asserts these state-of-the-art facilities are an important part of an even […]
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