We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our participants and attendees and thus, out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, we have decided to reschedule the CEO Innovation Summit for a future date. We hope that you will consider joining us when we reconvene the Summit. Please return to this page for additional updates related to the Summit.

CEO Innovation

American companies are leading the way in applying new technologies to solve some of our country’s most pressing economic, environmental and social challenges.

Join America’s leading CEOs at the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit for an in-depth conversation on how businesses are innovating with a purpose.

CEO Innovation Summit Experience

On March 18, we invite you to explore our Innovation Demo Village and attend fireside chats, special topic talks and panel discussions, all beginning at 9:00am.

Featured Speakers

Mary Barra General Motors Company Chairman and CEO
Steve Case Revolution Chairman and CEO AOL Co-Founder
Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO
Joe S. Donnelly Former Senator
Thomas A. Fanning Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO
Michèle Flournoy WestExec Advisors Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Beth Ford Land O'Lakes President and CEO
Adena Friedman NASDAQ President and CEO
Alex Gorsky Johnson & Johnson Chairman of the Board and CEO
Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin Corporation Chairman, President and CEO
Kewsong Lee The Carlyle Group Co-CEO
Rich Lesser Boston Consulting Group CEO
Tom Linebarger Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO
Doug McMillon Walmart President and CEO
Ginni Rometty IBM Corporation Chairman, President and CEO
Dan Schulman PayPal President and CEO
Arne Sorenson Marriott International, Inc. President and CEO
Randall Stephenson AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO
Carl-Henric Svanberg AB Volvo Chairman European Round Table for Industry Chair
Julie Sweet Accenture CEO
Darren Walker Ford Foundation President
Additional Speakers To Be Announced

Featured Innovation Demo Village Exhibitors

Aflac Incorporated
Boston Consulting Group
CBRE Group, Inc
General Motors Company
Land O’Lakes
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marriott International, Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Wipro Limited
Zebra Technologies


Breakfast, Demo Village Opens
Innovation with a Purpose

A sustained commitment to making strategic, long-term investments in science and technology over multiple decades put a man on the moon in eight years, created the internet and modern computing industry, and established the United States as the global leader in the development of cutting-edge technologies. This panel will discuss how our country can unite around common goals and a long-term commitment to pursuing innovation with a purpose. How can innovation lead to value for all stakeholders? What should be done to help workers adjust to the rapid pace of change in the economy?

Accountability in Artificial Intelligence

AI systems need to be designed with safety and security from the ground up. How should government and business work together to promote user trust in AI?

Strategic Innovation in Space

The next 50 years of space exploration will look very different than the last 50. Building on the U.S. tradition of leadership in space will mean engaging and innovating in an increasingly competitive, international and commercially driven landscape.

Vision 2020: Innovation Policies in Presidential Campaigns

How are presidential candidates approaching innovation in their policy agendas?

Preventing the Next Cyberwar

Given the increasing intensity and sophistication of cyberattacks, what should be done to protect against new threats, mitigate cyber risks and prevent a major conflict in cyberspace?

Global Innovation Race: Who Is Winning?

The dynamics of international great power competition are increasingly driven by the desire to dominate in innovation. Today, government leaders recognize the strategic advantages of leadership in new technologies, including quantum computing, AI, energy, aviation, health sciences and additive manufacturing. What trends and drivers are shaping the landscape for innovation? How is U.S. performance on innovation relative to other countries? How is Europe approaching innovation? What tools does the U.S. and its allies need to compete and win this global race for innovation?

Keynote Address from Doug McMillon
Innovation Nation: An Agenda for 2020 and Beyond

Leadership in innovation is critical to achieve sustainable, long-term economic growth that increases prosperity and leads to a higher standard of living for all Americans. What policies will sustain U.S. leadership in innovation?

Innovation and Solutions to Climate Change
Redefining the Purpose of a Corporation
Restoring the American Dream through Inclusive Innovation

The United States needs to pursue innovation inclusively, with benefits shared broadly across diverse groups and communities nationwide. Policies that help level the playing field and equip all workers with innovation-ready skills will keep the U.S. at the forefront of the global economy. Innovation and prosperity go hand in hand. How can government and business work together to reinvigorate American communities across the country? How can cities build economic infrastructure that drives long-term growth? What’s the secret to cultivating and attracting talent?


American Innovation Agenda 2020

Business Roundtable CEOs have put forward a cross-cutting policy agenda to secure U.S. leadership in innovation, maintain a robust U.S. economy and increase living standards for all Americans through 2020 and beyond.


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Arriving by car? The Anthem is located at the intersection of Maine Ave SW and 9th St SW.

Using the Metro? The Anthem is 4 blocks away from L’Enfant Plaza on the Blue, Orange, Green, Silver and Yellow lines, and also 4 blocks away from the Waterfront Metro on the Green line. There is also a free District Wharf Circulator picking up from these locations and dropping off right in front of The Anthem.

2018 CEO Innovation Summit Highlights

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