More than ever, America needs a national innovation agenda to ensure we remain the global leader in innovation across all industry sectors for generations to come.
The Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit featured wide-ranging discussions among America’s top CEOs, government leaders and industry experts on bold ideas and policies to ensure America remains a global leader in innovation.
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
901 Wharf St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
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The United States needs a strong national policy agenda for continued leadership in innovation. What are the components of a national innovation agenda? What can we do to ensure the U.S. is a global leader for innovation for generations to come?
Strategic and long-term investments are needed to sustain our dominance in underlying technology such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced robotics, aerospace and advanced medicine. What policies and partnerships do we need to accelerate and improve the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace?
Automation, digital platforms and other technological innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts and how they interplay with a skills gap in the current U.S. labor force can help policymakers, business leaders and workers seize opportunities and keep America on the leading edge of worldwide innovation. The United States should pursue an inclusive strategy for harnessing these innovations that allows diverse groups and communities to benefit. What should we be doing now to make sure technological advancements in the workplace leave no American behind?
Innovation is not a zero-sum game. China and other countries are challenging U.S. leadership in the competition for capital and talent, but we must find a way to collaborate to create a global marketplace for innovative new technologies that enables all to prosper.
American prosperity has made significant strides in recent years—but parts of the country are still experiencing economic uncertainty. Diverse groups and communities across our society can benefit from innovation inclusivity and realize an economic turnaround. How should industry, government and nonprofit organizations work together to provide access to quality goods and services to foster economic opportunity for all socioeconomic and demographic groups through innovation?
Congress, the Administration and parties on both sides of the aisle share a common interest in supporting policies to bolster American innovation leadership. This panel will explore questions like: What policy and legislative efforts are already underway? What are the prospects for Congress and the Administration to work together to accomplish meaningful policy outcomes in 2019 to support innovation?
Smart manufacturing represents a leap forward from traditional automation to fully connected and flexible systems. How is industry embracing the challenges and opportunities of this new era? How are robotics, AI and the industrial internet of technologies being adopted? How will they transform production and supply chains?
In an era when every element of our lives leaves a digital footprint, there is increasing discussion about whether the U.S. needs a national privacy law to enhance protections for American consumers. In this panel, Business Roundtable will outline principles for a national consumer privacy legislation that strengthens protections for consumers, achieves greater transparency and preserves innovation by establishing a national standard for privacy.
Innovative CEOs are harnessing new technologies and approaches to maximize system efficiencies and create business opportunities that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. This panel will discuss how these initiatives are enabling sustainable practices across their businesses, resulting in innovative business models, product lines, and services for both energy providers and consumers while improving environmental impact.
Better use of data and technology is enabling smarter infrastructure networks that will improve our quality of life. From more efficient routes for jetliners to better traffic management on the ground to smarter, more adaptive use of energy and water resources, the efficiencies to be gained are significant. This panel will focus on the potential of these new technologies, the barriers to their adoption, and considerations for policy-makers.
The employer-based health care system is driving innovations that empower employees and their families to make better choices and take a more active role in their health care. This panel will explore questions like: How are employers using telehealth to provide access to affordable care? What advances are being made to maximize the value of electronic medical records? What other technologies are employers using to help drive a health care system that delivers better health care quality and value?
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