Innovation BRT Innovation Summit: Ambitious Innovation – Sustaining U.S. Leadership for the Next 100 Years


Washington – Today’s Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit kicked off with a panel titled “Ambitious Innovation – Sustaining U.S. Leadership for the Next 100 Years.” The conversation featured JPMorgan Chase CEO and Business Roundtable Chairman Jamie Dimon, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. CNBC’s Becky Quick moderated the discussion.

Click the image above to watch the full “Ambitious Innovation” panel featuring Jamie Dimon, Dennis Muilenburg, Randall Stephenson and CNBC’s Becky Quick (moderator).

Highlights:

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan & Chase and Chairman of Business Roundtable, on removing policy barriers to innovation and growth:

“The United States has these great gifts that we should play to every single day… but we've got to do more….What's held us back is us… It's bad policy…. Most of us think that good growth will be inclusive…. Good policy will drive growth and higher wages to younger people and retrain middle-skill people who need it, and that's what we need to do.”

Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing, on industry and government working together to transform the future of space travel:

“With NASA [Boeing is] building the space launch system, we're going back to the moon… then we're going to Mars.... This is bigger than the Apollo program and something that can really excite the next generation of talent….We're going to establish a permanent presence on the moon. We will colonize the moon….We will put people on Mars, and I'm confident that will happen before the end of my Boeing career.”

Randall Stephenson, Chairman President and CEO of AT&T, on bringing innovation to education:

“All of this is going to be people-driven…. When you think about all of the technology that we talk about up here, and how every single facet of our society is being transformed by technology, there’s about one place that I can conceive of where technology has really not made a significant impact and has to make an impact – and that’s in education. We still educate largely in the same way we educated 50 years ago. The opportunity to change how we educate peole and how we reskill people is there. We’re going to have to commit to it.” 

More information about the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, including additional highlights and upcoming panels, can be found at BusinessRoundtable.org/InnovationSummit.