Open Forum on U.S. and OECD Innovation Policy

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Around the globe and here at home policymakers are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of innovation and innovation policy. Not only has innovation become vitally important-for companies and countries alike-in gaining or retaining competitive advantage, innovation is key to solving a host of pressing societal challenges. Moreover, innovation policy is evolving to reflect changes in the innovation system and the increasingly sophisticated approaches of its practitioners.

In May, the OECD issued a major new report introducing an OECD Innovation Strategy. In addition, the Obama Administration is working to develop an innovation strategy 2.0, to build on the innovation policy white paper, A Strategy for American Innovation: Driving Towards Sustainable Growth and Quality Jobs, it released in September 2009.

Rob Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Andrew Wyckoff
Director of Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

Karen Kornbluh
U.S. Ambassador to the OECD

This event will be webcast live.

Space limited. RSVP required.