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Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative (TLSI)

For more than a decade, the groundbreaking Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative (TLSI) works to continue the Council’s legacy of innovation policy and thought leadership.

The TLSI draws on nearly 50 Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) from industry, academia, and the national laboratories and makes the business case for strategic, prioritized investments in the research, talent and infrastructure necessary for tech-based innovation in an era of endless frontiers but limited resources.

These CTOs have identified strategic technologies and grand challenges, advanced policies to speed new products to market, and suggested how to build more productive research partnerships.

The TLSI strives to enable more productive American research partnerships and to preserve the nation’s technology leadership which has been at the core of the nation’s productivity revival during the past quarter century. An invigorated innovation enterprise creates new jobs and firms, drives economic growth, and is essential to solving some of America’s greatest challenges in areas as diverse as health care, energy and security.


Patricia Falcone

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sally Morton

Arizona State University

Steven Walker

Lockheed Martin


Carol Burns
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Todd Combs
Idaho National Laboratory

Walter Copan
Colorado School of Mines

Deborah L. Crawford
The University of Tennessee

Cynthia Czajkowski
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia
University of Oklahoma

Peter Dorhout
Iowa State University

Joe Elabd
Texas A&M University

Thomas Gardner
HP Inc.

Jeanne Hossenlopp
Marquette University

Susan Hubbard
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pramod Khargonekar
University of California, Irvine

Pradeep Khosla
University of California, San Diego
René Lammers
PepsiCo, Inc.

Jennifer Lodge
Duke University

Andre Marshall
George Mason University

Anthony Peurrung
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Shashank Priya
University of Minnesota

Padma Raghavan
Vanderbilt University

Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Rice University

Jeff Rhoads
University of Notre Dame

David Rosowsky
Kansas State University

Carolyn Stephens
University of California, Irvine

Vassilis L. Syrmos
University of Hawaii

Jay Walsh
University of Illinois System

James Weyhenmeyer

Auburn University
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