Innovation BRT Innovation Summit: Next Steps to Implementing an American Innovation Agenda in 2019


Washington – As part of today’s Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, leaders from the Trump Administration and U.S. Senate participated in a panel discussion titled “Next Steps: Implementing an American Innovation Agenda in 2019.” The conversation featured U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Michael Kratsios, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Tiffany Moore, Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), moderated the discussion.

Click the image above to watch the full “Inclusive Innovation” panel featuring Sen. Roy Blunt, Michael Kratsios and CTA’s Tiffany Moore (moderator).

Highlights:

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) discussing bipartisan opportunities on innovation in the new Congress:

“I think the most optimistic view of [the midterm results] is that it may drive us more toward the innovation space, the infrastructure space, the workforce preparation space…. I can see how all of those could be great areas for bipartisanship.” 

Michael Kratsios, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on the importance of prioritizing STEM education:

“STEM education is very important to create the next great scientists who will graduate from the MITs and Princetons of the world. But, at the same token, STEM education is something that everyone at all skill levels will need to succeed in America's workforce...I think being able to kind of share this kind of educational opportunity with a diverse set of Americans is what's ultimately important and for us its preparing the American worker for the jobs of the future.”

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