Advancing an Innovation Agenda for America


Following the January release of “Innovation Nation: An American Innovation Agenda for 2020,” Business Roundtable released six policy proposals on 5G, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), automated vehicles (AVs), space and quantum computing. The six proposals expand on the Business Roundtable Innovation Agenda, offering issue-specific policy recommendations to strengthen U.S. leadership in key technology areas.

Learn more about the full agenda, each policy proposal and the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit below.

“Strong cybersecurity is vital to protect U.S. national and economic security and promote U.S. innovation. Securing a prosperous future in the United States depends on business and government working together to protect networks, safeguard data and matching the sophistication and relentlessness of our adversaries.”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Chairman of Business Roundtable

“Delivering safe, autonomous technology at scale is the greatest engineering challenge of our lifetime. Solving this will unlock profound societal benefits and a multi-trillion-dollar market potential – and I wouldn’t trade our position with anyone.”

Mary T. Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company 

“The United States needs a coordinated national effort on AI that combines greater funding from the federal government, involvement from the business community and collaboration with leading research universities. If we are to shape how these emerging technologies impact our country and people, we must be leaders in their development and ethical introduction.”

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Blackstone

“5G is going be the most transformative of all the generations of wireless technologies. We’re going to see a scale of flexibility and connectivity that will drive widespread productivity gains, cost savings and new investment opportunities across the global economy.”

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, Chair of the Business Roundtable Technology Committee

“The U.S. space industry is a strategic asset, critical to both economic and national security. U.S. space policy and investments should focus on sustaining U.S. leadership across the national security, civil and commercial space sectors.” 

Kathy Warden, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman

“Quantum computing will allow us to answer questions and tackle challenges that are beyond the reach of today's classical computers. Investing now in systems and research and building a quantum-ready workforce will help ensure the United States leads on this pivotal technology and enjoys its economic benefits for years to come.”

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Chair of the Business Roundtable Education and Workforce Committee

Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit

December 6, 2018
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