Innovation Economy Conference Highlights

Innovation Economy Conference PSO.JPGThis week, Intel along with the Aspen Institute, PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas hosted the Innovation Economy Conference. We have seen a lot of commentary around the people and the content of the conference. Thankfully – since this was the purpose of convening such an influential group of speakers and attendees to dig deep on how to maintain the innovation that can drive economic recovery and ensure long-term sustainable growth.

Taylor Marsh acknowledged in her piece on Huffington Post that until this week she did not know what an Innovation Economy had to do with her. However, she said that “if ever there was a time we need some out of the box thinking on our economy this is it.” After reading her take on the ideas and debates around the topic, I’d say she gets it now.

In her piece on techPresident, Nancy Scola focuses on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s broadband pitch, but also calls out a key question of the entire conference. “How can America compete? What are the prospects for the U.S. at a time when China is growing like a teenager and countries like Brazil are rushing towards the future?”

Kim Hart, editor of The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog, interviewed Intel CTO Justin Rattner who emphasized “the need for continued investment in research and development as well as other areas that will create jobs and spur new products and industries.”

Aneesh Chopra noted the commitment to this conversation on The President’s Voice. “In the coming weeks and months, we hope to extend this conversation throughout the country to hear directly from you on the set of policies that will expand the nation’s innovation capacity.”

We too will be working to move this discussion forward and welcome your input.