I had the opportunity this week to attend the Technology Policy Institute’s 2010 Aspen Forum, which brought together policymakers and thought leaders to discuss the top technology policy issues facing our country.
Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address to the Forum earlier this week. We’ve posted his prepared remarks here, as we think that he delivered some key messages about the role of innovation and technology in our country’s economy.
For example, he discussed how Intel, along with 40 of America’s leading corporations and VC firms, formed the $3.5 billion “Invest in America Alliance” in February, an effort that is designed to support the nation’s next innovators,thinkers, scientists, builders and entrepreneurs. He also noted how 75% of Intel’s sales come from outside the US, but 75% of our manufacturing and R&D spending continues to be concentrated in this country. Paul also spoke about some of the policies he feels is needed to continue American investment and innovation, such as the R&D tax credit and reform of the H1-B visa program.
Promoting American innovation is one of the top policy issues for Intel. We look forward to your thoughts on this topic.