Event Archive

October 2, 2008

ITIF hosted a forum with Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.

September 30, 2008

ITIF will host a breakfast forum with Dr. Gregory Tassey to discuss his new book The Technology Imperative and how national technological investments can spur economic growth.

September 25, 2008

ITIF and Silicon Flatirons host a conference to discuss how the next administration should spur innovation.

September 10, 2008

ITIF will host a forum discussing U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, and release a report responding to RAND’s U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology report.

September 9, 2008

ITIF calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict.

July 15, 2008

ITIF hosted a breakfast forum with Dr. Richard Lipsey that discussed technical change and economic growth. Dr. Lipsey is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University and author of the award winning book, Economic Transformation: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Growth.

May 6, 2008

Despite the fact that most economists agree that increasing productivity is the most important goal for economic policy, few scholars have actually focused on what drives productivity and what governments can do. An exception to this is Bill Lewis, founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute and former partner at McKinsey & Company. At this ITIF Forum, Lewis discusses the results of his research and presents the findings from his book, The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability. See video, presentation slides, and other details from the recent event.

May 1, 2008

Rob Atkinson presents the report "Explaining International Broadband Leadership," which examines OECD nations through in-depth case studies and statistical analysis.

April 9, 2008

See video and presentation slides from recent ITIF Forum, featuring Carnegie Melon Professor Bill Hefley, editor of the new book Service Science, Management and Engineering: Education for the 21st Century. Dr. Hefley makes the case that it is time to bring the same scientific rigor to services that has long been applied to manufacturing.

March 22, 2008

On April 22, 2008, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. ITIF, MPP and the Council on Competitiveness will host an innovation briefing. The event will preview two major new reports on federal economic policy: “Boosting Productivity, Innovation, and Growth Through a National Innovation Foundation,” by ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Howard Wial, a Brookings economist; and “Clusters for Competitiveness: A New Federal Role for Stimulating Regional Economies,” by venture capitalist Karen Mills; Liz Reynolds, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral student; and Andrew Reamer, a Fellow at Brookings.