The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Summit will last from 10AM-6:45PM.
10:00-10:20AM – Introductory Remarks and Welcome to Conference
Speakers: Robert Atkinson, Pietro Paganini, Stefano Da Empoli
10:20-10:30AM - Welcome Greeting
Speaker: Alessandro Fermi, President, Lombardy Regional Council
10:30AM-12:30PM – Industry 4.0 & Automation: How Digital Technologies Are Reshaping Global Industries and Jobs
Moderated by: Pietro Paganini, Competere
Introductory Keynote: Alberto Vacchi, President, IMA
Panel Part 1: Policies to Spur Enterprise Adoption of Industry 4.0 and Their Impact
- Alistair Nolan, Senior Policy Analyst and Leader of OECD’s work on "Enabling the Next Production Revolution"
Panel Part 2: Employment Impacts of Disruptive Technologies and Policy Response
- Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
- Mr. Syed Munir Khasru, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance
- Michael McKeon, Manager, Economic and Legislative Affairs, The Bertelsmann Foundation
- Kyungjin Song, President, Institute for Global Economics
12:30-1:15PM – Lunch
1:15-2:15PM - Lunch Talk: Driving the Digital Transformation of Contemporary Cities
- Raffaele Cattaneo, Councillor for Environment and Climate, Lombardy Region
- Roberta Cocco, Councillor for Digital Transformation and Citizens Services at Municipality of Milan
- Simone Mori, President, Elettricità Futura
2:15-3:30PM – Comparative Global Innovation Policies
This session will examine recent, newly promulgated national innovation policies introduced by several nations/regions, such as Canada, China, the European Union, India, Italy, Sweden, and beyond. Representatives of either these governments or member GTIPA think tanks will give summary presentations and discussions will follow.
Moderated By: Stephen Ezell, ITIF
- Paolo Bonaretti, Director General of the Emilia Romagna’s Innovation Agency
- Wang Jianping, President, Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology Policy
- Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, Institute for Competitiveness
- Alberto Saracho, Executive Director, Fundación IDEA
- Daniel Schwanen, C.D. Howe Institute
- Jasson Urbach, Director, Free Market Foundation
3:30-3:45PM – Coffee Break
3:45-4:50PM – The Convergence of ICTs and Biotechnology in Life-Sciences Innovation
The widespread application of information and communications technologies (i.e., the Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, KRISPR-KAS, etc.) is expected to bring to healthcare a vast array of benefits such as enabling faster diagnoses and achieving better therapeutic results, improving the quality of life for patients and their families, and making the provision of services more cost-effective. Milan will be host to the Human Technopole, a new research center located on the grounds of Expo2015. Inspired by genomics-centered institutes such as the Broad Institute in Boston, Human Technopole will focus on genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition and is poised to become one of the premier genomics institutes in the world. This panel will explore how the convergence of three fields—ICT, chemistry, and biology—is radically transforming global life-sciences innovation and what policy makers need to do to ensure that their nations and citizens capitalize on these innovations.
- Liam Benham, Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM Europe
- Christoph Ebell, Executive Director, Human Brain Project
- Mark Lightowler, Founder & CEO, The Phorix Group
- David Osimo, The Lisbon Council
- Richard Owens, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
4:50-5:00PM – Adjourn, Break, Transition to Open Networking Reception
5:00-6:45PM – Open Networking Reception
Networking reception kindly hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center.