ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed en The Indian Economy at a Crossroads http://www.itif.org/events/indian-economy-crossroads-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first eight months in office has brought a reenergized focus toward boosting Indian economic growth. Taking office after both Indian GDP and productivity growth reached near-decade lows in 2013, the Modi Administration recognizes that significant reforms are needed if India is to restore the “Indian Economic Miracle”—the nearly two decades of double-digit growth the country experienced in the 1990s and 2000s. That growth sprang from India’s courageous decision in the early 1990s to abandon its post-independence statist and import substitution industrialization economic policies and instead embrace core tenets of free and competitive markets, non-discriminatory trade, and openness to flows of goods, people, technology, and capital.</p><p>As ITIF writes in a seminal new report,<em> <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-indian-economy-at-crossroads.pdf" target="_blank">The Indian Economy at a Crossroads</a></em>, India needs to build on these principles and embrace a modern economy path that emphasizes across-the-board productivity growth in all sectors based on competitive markets, liberalized trade, streamlined regulations, robust innovation policies, and infrastructure investment. Following this path will enable India able to generate the robust economic and employment growth it needs.</p><p>Please join ITIF, in conjunction with the <a href="http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/home.html" target="_blank">Observer Research Foundation</a>, a New Delhi-based think tank, for a discussion of the report and the policy reforms needed to help India achieve more robust and sustainable levels of innovation, economic, and employment growth.</p><p><em>Additional speakers to be announced.</em></p><p>(New Delhi time indicated in description.) For more information on location visit this <a href="http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-delhi/" target="_blank">page</a>.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6300 </div> </div> </div> Developing Economies Trade Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 akey 6300 at http://www.itif.org The Secure Data Act could help law enforcement protect against cybercrime http://www.itif.org/publications/secure-data-act-could-help-law-enforcement-protect-against-cybercrime <div> </div> <div> Alan McQuinn writes in The Hill that the Secure Data Act could help law enforcement stop cybercrime. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/secure-data-act-could-help-law-enforcement-protect-against-cybercrime#comments Cybersecurity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6327 at http://www.itif.org New York, D.C. and Title II http://www.itif.org/publications/new-york-dc-and-title-ii <div> </div> <div> Investment and Title II: the D.C. discount deserves better reporting. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-york-dc-and-title-ii#comments Broadband Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6328 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Commends Department of Commerce for New Solar Energy Tariffs http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-commends-department-commerce-new-solar-energy-tariffs Press Releases Energy & Climate Trade Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6320 at http://www.itif.org Testimony to the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories http://www.itif.org/publications/testimony-commission-review-effectiveness-national-energy-laboratories <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp provided testimony to the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/testimony-commission-review-effectiveness-national-energy-laboratories#comments Energy & Climate Testimony and Filings Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6319 at http://www.itif.org ICANN Transition Plan Needs New Ideas to Ensure Accountability http://www.itif.org/publications/icann-transition-plan-needs-new-ideas-ensure-accountability <div> </div> <div> The transition of U.S. government oversight of ICANN continues to face hurdles. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/icann-transition-plan-needs-new-ideas-ensure-accountability#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6321 at http://www.itif.org The Necessity of Trade Promotion Authority http://www.itif.org/publications/necessity-trade-promotion-authority <div> </div> <div> As the 114th Congress is sworn in next month, one of the biggest areas for bipartisan cooperation is on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/necessity-trade-promotion-authority#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6322 at http://www.itif.org Do the Benefits of Productivity Growth Only Go to the Rich? http://www.itif.org/events/do-benefits-productivity-growth-only-go-rich <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 13pt; font-family: Calibri, Arial; font-size: 11pt;">Numerous books and research studies, most notably Thomas Piketty’s&nbsp;<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic;">Capital in the Twenty-First Century</span>, have argued that almost all the gains from increased U.S. productivity growth have been accrued by the wealthy, with the rest of us getting almost nothing.</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 13pt; font-family: Calibri, Arial; font-size: 11pt;">Why does this matter? Because if it’s actually true that productivity no longer benefits most workers, then why should elected officials do the hard work of advancing pro-productivity policies like corporate tax reform, investment in science and technology, and the development of sector-based productivity strategies. Better to concentrate their efforts on policies to redistribute gains to the bottom 90 percent.</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 13pt; font-family: Calibri, Arial; font-size: 11pt;">Please join ITIF for the release of a report by labor economist Stephen Rose that uses new data to dispute these dismal findings. Rose will discuss the significant limitations to the analysis of researchers such as Piketty and explain why most average Americans enjoy a higher standard of living today than Americans 30 years ago. The presentation will be followed by an expert panel discussion.</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 13pt; font-family: Calibri, Arial; font-size: 11pt;">Live webcast works best in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome broswers. If you have any technical questions about the webcast please email <a href="mailto:akey@itif.org"></a></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/was-jfk-wrong-does-rising-productivity-no-longer-lead-substantial-middle-class-income-g">Was JFK Wrong? Does Rising Productivity No Longer Lead to Substantial Middle Class Income Gains?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6258,6315,6312 </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6258 at http://www.itif.org Thomas Piketty is Wrong: The Benefits of Productivity Growth Don’t Only Go to the Rich http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/thomas-piketty-wrong-benefits-productivity-growth-don-t-only-go-rich Press Releases Economic Theory Productivity Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6314 at http://www.itif.org Was JFK Wrong? Does Rising Productivity No Longer Lead to Substantial Middle Class Income Gains? http://www.itif.org/publications/was-jfk-wrong-does-rising-productivity-no-longer-lead-substantial-middle-class-income-g <div> </div> <div> Productivity growth is needed to ensure a robust economy that benefits the average American worker. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/was-jfk-wrong-does-rising-productivity-no-longer-lead-substantial-middle-class-income-g#comments Economic Theory Productivity Reports Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6312 at http://www.itif.org Preempting International Harmony: The New British Tax on Overseas Profits http://www.itif.org/publications/preempting-international-harmony-new-british-tax-overseas-profits <div> </div> <div> A new “diverted profits” tax on the profits of foreign companies operating in the United Kingdom is a mistake. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/preempting-international-harmony-new-british-tax-overseas-profits#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6316 at http://www.itif.org Economic Growth, Inequality and the Middle Class http://www.itif.org/publications/economic-growth-inequality-and-middle-class <div> </div> <div> Those who argue growth only benefits the rich are wrong. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/economic-growth-inequality-and-middle-class#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6318 at http://www.itif.org ITIF’s Statement on the Lima Climate Change Negotiations http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-s-statement-lima-climate-change-negotiations Press Releases Energy & Climate Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6311 at http://www.itif.org China’s ICT Standards Policy Risks Global Technology Isolation http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/china-s-ict-standards-policy-risks-global-technology-isolation Press Releases Developing Economies Trade Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6313 at http://www.itif.org The Middle Kingdom Galapagos Island Syndrome: The Cul-De-Sac of Chinese Technology Standards http://www.itif.org/publications/middle-kingdom-galapagos-island-syndrome-cul-de-sac-chinese-technology-standards <div> </div> <div> China&#039;s use of indigenous technology standards threatens to cause a harmful “Galapagos Island” effect. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/middle-kingdom-galapagos-island-syndrome-cul-de-sac-chinese-technology-standards#comments Competitiveness Trade Reports Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6304 at http://www.itif.org New Evidence from Canada: Tax Policy Does Affect Research Spending http://www.itif.org/publications/new-evidence-canada-tax-policy-does-affect-research-spending <div> </div> <div> A new study finds that small firms that qualified for a larger tax credit did spend more on R&amp;D in the following years. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-evidence-canada-tax-policy-does-affect-research-spending#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6309 at http://www.itif.org Piracy is Unstoppable (Like MySpace) http://www.itif.org/publications/piracy-unstoppable-myspace <div> </div> <div> Alleging that piracy is part of the system ignores the point that copyright infringement is a crime. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/piracy-unstoppable-myspace#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6303 at http://www.itif.org Let's Get Real — We Aren't Talking About Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/publications/lets-get-real-we-arent-talking-about-net-neutrality <div> </div> <div> The FCC should take a step back and allow net neutrality to be solved the right way — through legislation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lets-get-real-we-arent-talking-about-net-neutrality#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6305 at http://www.itif.org Intelligence Community Must Get its Own House in Order http://www.itif.org/publications/intelligence-community-must-get-its-own-house-order <div> </div> <div> If governments want private-sector cooperation for their lawful investigations, they should first examine their own operations. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/intelligence-community-must-get-its-own-house-order#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6306 at http://www.itif.org Choosing Growth Over Protectionism http://www.itif.org/publications/choosing-growth-over-protectionism <div> </div> <div> ICT taxes and tariffs hamper economic growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/choosing-growth-over-protectionism#comments Taxes Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6307 at http://www.itif.org How the United States Outpaced Japan in Software Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/how-united-states-outpaced-japan-software-innovation <div> </div> <div> While Japan had an advantage in hardware, the United States leads in software innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-united-states-outpaced-japan-software-innovation#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6310 at http://www.itif.org Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics http://www.itif.org/events/data-driven-medicine-age-genomics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/12/data-driven-medicine-in-the-age-of-genomics/ </div> </div> </div> <p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-size: 1.08333em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><em><strong>Special guest Senator&nbsp;Michael Bennet&nbsp;(D-Colorado) will&nbsp;deliver keynote&nbsp;remarks.</strong></em></p><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; font-size: 1.08333em;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Since the enactment of the HITECH Act in 2009, taxpayers and the medical industry have collectively invested more than $100 billion in an information technology infrastructure suited to America’s 21st century health needs. These investments hold vast potential for revolutionizing medical science, population health, and cost management. Yet realizing this promise requires progress on a wide range of market, regulatory and legislative obstacles, many of which are relics of a “pre-data” era. Nowhere are the potential opportunity costs greater than in genomic medicine—the mapping and sequencing of genes to discover and create individualized treatments for genetically driven diseases like cancer and diabetes.</span></p><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; font-size: 1.08333em;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;"><a style="color: #222222; -webkit-transition: 0.8s ease-in-out; transition: 0.8s ease-in-out; font-weight: 700;" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.healthitnow.org/">Health IT Now</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a style="color: #222222; -webkit-transition: 0.8s ease-in-out; transition: 0.8s ease-in-out; font-weight: 700;" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.datainnovation.org/">Center for Data Innovation</a>&nbsp;are convening a full-day summit that will delve into the rapidly expanding market of data-driven solutions that support genomic research and applications in health care. The goal of the summit is to identify the necessary reforms—both legislative and regulatory—to promote data-driven medicine in ways that meaningfully transform care delivery, improve health outcomes and decrease health spending.</span></p><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; font-size: 1.08333em;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Specifically the summit will cover the following themes:</span></p><ul style="margin: 20px 20px 20px 40px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">The promise of genomics and an outlook into the future of data-driven medicine;</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Challenges related to data sharing, interoperability and data analytics; and</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">The legislative and regulatory barriers against further progress in the field.</span></li></ul><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-size: 1.08333em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Date and Time:</span></span></p><ul style="margin: 20px 20px 20px 40px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Thursday, December&nbsp;11, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM EDT&nbsp;</span>(registration opens at 8:15 AM)</li></ul><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-size: 1.08333em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Location:</span></span></p><ul style="margin: 20px 20px 20px 40px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002</span></li></ul><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-size: 1.08333em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Agenda:</span></span></p><ul style="margin: 20px 20px 20px 40px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><a style="color: #444444; text-decoration: none; transition: 0.8s ease-in-out; -webkit-transition: 0.8s ease-in-out;" href="http://www2.datainnovation.org/2014-data-driven-medicine-agenda.pdf">Download the agenda</a></span>.</span></li></ul><p style="line-height: 20px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: #333333; font-size: 1.08333em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Featured Speakers:</span></span></p><ul style="margin: 20px 20px 20px 40px; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; color: #222222; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Toby Bloom, PhD, New York Genome Center</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Daniel Castro, Director, Center for Data Innovation</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Don Detmer, University of Virginia; Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Dave Dworaczyk, Director of Life and Health Sciences and Strategic Development, Oracle</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Merrill Goozner, Editor, Modern Healthcare</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Peter Hodge, Advisory Committee Chairman, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Robert Horne, Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Drew Kent, Chief of Staff, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">David H. Ledbetter, Executive Vice President &amp; Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger Health System</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Paul Magelli, CEO, Pervasive Health</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Ketan Paranjape, Director of Personalized Medicine, Intel</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Marc Perlman, Global Vice President, Oracle</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Josh Peterson,&nbsp;Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Wendell Primus, Chief Policy Advisor, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Jun S. Song, Founder Professor of Bioengineering and of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Karen Summar, Legislative Counsel, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Joel White, Executive Director, Health IT Now!</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology</span></li><li style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><span style="color: #7c6a52;">Dr. Jane Yu, Senior Advisor, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM</span></li></ul><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6150 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Health IT Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6150 at http://www.itif.org Time for A Global Mercantilist Index http://www.itif.org/publications/time-global-mercantilist-index <div> </div> <div> For the U.S. to effectively combat mercantilism, we need to develop a Global Mercantilist Index. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-global-mercantilist-index#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6299 at http://www.itif.org Bridging the Valley of Death: Successfully Moving Energy Breakthroughs from Lab to Market http://www.itif.org/events/bridging-valley-death-successfully-moving-energy-breakthroughs-lab-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-the-valley-of-death-successfully-moving-energy-breakthroughs-from-lab-to-market-tickets-14043535593 </div> </div> </div> <p>A major challenge in bringing down the cost of clean energy technologies is bridging the so-called “valley of death”—the state of technology development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may hold tremendous potential impact. This problem plagues a host of clean energy technologies, such as next-gen solar and advanced batteries, and it is the source of considerable policy debate and program experimentation.</p><p>But some universities and research laboratories are advancing their technology transfer capabilities to try and address the valley of death. For example, Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) faculty and students have leveraged their technology transfer prowess to spin out more than 130 companies over the past five years and have attracted approximately $400 million of outside investment. In addition, CMU is a leading research center for breakthrough energy technology development.</p><p>Please join ITIF's Center for Clean Energy Innovation and Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation to learn how CMU is trying to bridge the valley of death and how its efforts can translate to other government and university programs. A panel of CMU-borne start-ups and technology transfer experts will discuss their recent successes as well as shed light on continued challenges to scaling up energy breakthroughs into transformative products.</p><p>This event is sponsored through the generosity of CMU alumni Michael and Janet Jesanis. The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. For more information, see CMU’s innovative energy technology guide and video.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6187,6302 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 akey 6187 at http://www.itif.org RAMI Will Boost Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/rami-will-boost-manufacturing-innovation-and-competitiveness Press Releases Manufacturing Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6297 at http://www.itif.org It’s Not the European Wide Web, It’s the World Wide Web http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-european-wide-web-it-s-world-wide-web <div> </div> <div> We need a global, not a sectional approach to international Internet policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-european-wide-web-it-s-world-wide-web#comments Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6293 at http://www.itif.org Mutual Assured Prosperity http://www.itif.org/publications/mutual-assured-prosperity <div> </div> <div> There’s a pressing need to restructure the global economic and trade system. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/mutual-assured-prosperity#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6291 at http://www.itif.org The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2014 http://www.itif.org/publications/worst-innovation-mercantilist-policies-2014 <div> </div> <div> This second annual report documents the worst innovation mercantilist practices proposed around the world in 2014. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/worst-innovation-mercantilist-policies-2014#comments Trade Reports Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6279 at http://www.itif.org Keep the Internet Tax-Free http://www.itif.org/publications/keep-internet-tax-free <div> </div> <div> Internet taxes designed to expand revenue are self-defeating. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/keep-internet-tax-free#comments Internet Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6285 at http://www.itif.org Embracing the Rise of the Machines http://www.itif.org/publications/embracing-rise-machines <div> </div> <div> Robots are actually good for employment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/embracing-rise-machines#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6292 at http://www.itif.org The Folly of Taxing New Media http://www.itif.org/publications/folly-taxing-new-media <div> </div> <div> If Canada ever decides to impose a “Netflix tax,” it will find itself on the wrong side of a losing battle. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/folly-taxing-new-media#comments Internet Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6286 at http://www.itif.org Data Innovation in Africa http://www.itif.org/publications/data-innovation-africa <div> </div> <div> Data innovation can promote growth and quality of life in developing economies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-innovation-africa#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6287 at http://www.itif.org How Can Policymakers Help Build the Internet of Things? http://www.itif.org/events/how-can-policymakers-help-build-internet-things <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/12/how-can-policymakers-help-build-the-internet-of-things/ </div> </div> </div> <p><em style="color: #333333; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-weight: 700;">Special guests Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Representative&nbsp;Suzan DelBene (D-Washington) to provide remarks.</span></em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2014/1204/Watch-live-How-can-policymakers-help-build-the-Internet-of-Things" target="_blank">Watch this event live on 12/4 at 1 P.M. &nbsp;</a></strong></p><p>The Internet of Things represents the idea that ordinary objects—from thermostats and shoes to cars and lamp posts—will be embedded with sensors and connected to the Internet. Many of these changes will be subtle and go unnoticed by consumers, but the long-term effect could ultimately have an enormously positive impact on individuals and society. For example, efforts to reduce unnecessary energy usage will be accelerated by devices that automatically regulate energy usage in the home and office, while health care costs and outcomes can be improved with wearable medical technologies that help individuals track their health and monitor chronic conditions. Over the long term, the Internet of Things offers solutions to major social problems from improving transportation to reducing pollution, but achieving this vision of a fully-connected world will not happen without the cooperation of policymakers.</p><p>Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for an afternoon of conversation about the future of smart devices, smart communities, and the smart policies that will enable the Internet of Things.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.csmpasscode.com/" target="_blank">Passcode</a>,&nbsp;The <em>Christian Science Monitor</em>'s&nbsp;new digital privacy and security vertical, will be serving as the exclusive media partner for the conference.</p><p>Panel 1: Smart Homes and Smart Devices</p><p>From reducing home energy bills to keeping families safe, the Internet of Things is poised to improve the life of consumers. Automated home systems can monitor and control energy use to cut down on bills, alert the police or fire department during an emergency when nobody is home, and help make consumers more comfortable. Wearable technologies, ranging from smart watches to smart onesies, can help track calories, monitor sleep habits, and even treat medical conditions. This panel will explore the opportunities for consumers to benefit from the Internet of Things, and how policymakers can enable these changes.</p><p>Panelists:&nbsp;Neil Chilson (Attorney-Advisor to Commissioner Ohlhausen, FTC), Chris Irwin (Smart Grid Standards &amp; Interoperability Coordinator, DOE), Vineet Shahani (Head of Commercial &amp; Product Legal, Nest Labs), Ohad Zeira (Director of Global Product Management, Belkin)</p><p>Panel 2: Smart Cities and Smart Infrastructure</p><p>From smart trash cans to smart street lamps, integrating city infrastructure and public services into the Internet of Things has the potential address problems such as crime, traffic, and pollution. Smart roads can help reduce congestion, sensor-equipped bridges can help improve public safety, and smart buildings can help reduce the city’s environmental impact. This panel will explore the future of smart cities, how they will benefit citizens, and what opportunities exist to leverage smart infrastructure to build more resilient communities.</p><p>Panelists:&nbsp;Hilary Cain, (Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota), Dan Hoffman (Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, Maryland), Alan Roth (Senior Executive Vice President, US Telecom), Tonetta Oubari (Business Development and Strategy Manager, Verizon)</p><p>Panel 3: Smart Industry</p><p>From sensor-laden assembly lines to networked fleets, many businesses are beginning to invest in the Internet of Things to become more efficient, deliver better products and services, and increase sustainability. Smart factories allow for quantification and real-time monitoring of every step of the manufacturing process. Networked supply chains can make international shipping and trade easier and more accountable, and ensure transparency in the sourcing of materials. This panel will explore how the Internet of Things will help unleash a new wave of industrial innovation and build new economic opportunities.</p><p class="p1">Panelists: Kate Jackson (Knowledge Expert, McKinsey Center for Government), Alexa Marrero (Deputy Staff Director, House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee), Eric Miller (Vice President, Policy, Innovation, and Competitiveness, Canadian Council of Chief Executives), Sokwoo Rhee (Associate Director, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, NIST)</p> <p class="p2"><em>Additional speakers to be announced.</em></p><p class="p1">Sponsors:</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2">Many thanks to Intel, Toyota, Verizon, and U.S. Telecom for their support of this conference.</li> </ul><p class="p1">Media Partner:</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2"><span class="s1"><a href="http://www.csmpasscode.com/">Passcode</a></span>, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/"><span class="s1">Christian Science Monitor’s</span></a>&nbsp;new vertical providing a modern field guide to security and privacy.</li> </ul><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/10-policy-principles-unlocking-potential-internet-things">10 Policy Principles for Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6180,6278,6271 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 akey 6180 at http://www.itif.org 10 Policy Principles for Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/10-policy-principles-unlocking-potential-internet-things <div> </div> <div> This report presents ten principles to help policymakers accelerate deployment of the Internet of Things. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/10-policy-principles-unlocking-potential-internet-things#comments Data Innovation Reports Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6271 at http://www.itif.org How Washington Should Think About the Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/how-washington-should-think-about-internet-things <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should focus on fostering the Internet of Things through policies that promote innovation and flexibility. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-washington-should-think-about-internet-things#comments Data Innovation Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6276 at http://www.itif.org Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Presents Policies to Accelerate Advanced Manufacturing Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/advanced-manufacturing-partnership-presents-policies-accelerate-advanced-manufacturing-innova <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Manufacturing plays a <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2011-national-manufacturing-strategy.pdf">vital role</a> in America’s economy, and though some recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/manufacturing_supply_chain_management_made_in_america_again/">reports</a>&nbsp;have argued that American manufacturing has rebounded from <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2012-american-manufacturing-decline.pdf">deep losses in the 2000s</a>, the reality is that recovery is <a href="http://www.innovationfiles.org/reshoring-optimism-but-not-much-else/">minimal at best,</a> and U.S. manufacturing won’t flourish to its full potential in the absence of robust <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2012-fifty-ways-competitiveness-woes-behind.pdf">national traded sector competitiveness&nbsp;policies</a>. The Obama Administration chartered <a href="http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp.html">The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership</a> (AMP) 2.0 as an advisory council consisting of industry CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders precisely to identify such policies. The Council has just released its second report,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/PCAST/amp20_report_final.pdf"><em>Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing</em></a>. Please join us on Wednesday, December 3 as ITIF hosts a panel discussion with AMP leaders to present the report’s policy recommendations regarding enabling manufacturing innovation, bolstering America’s manufacturing workforce, and improving America’s business climate for manufacturing.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6217,6270 </div> </div> </div> Manufacturing Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 akey 6217 at http://www.itif.org EU Guidelines for “Right to Be Forgotten” Harm Transparency and Represent a Vast Overreach on Internet Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/eu-guidelines-right-be-forgotten-harm-transparency-and-represent-vast-overreach-interne <div> </div> <div> New guidance for the Right to be Forgotten could have global effects. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/eu-guidelines-right-be-forgotten-harm-transparency-and-represent-vast-overreach-interne#comments Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6268 at http://www.itif.org The Clock Is Ticking on ITFA http://www.itif.org/publications/clock-ticking-itfa <div> </div> <div> Congress needs to pass the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/clock-ticking-itfa#comments Internet Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6269 at http://www.itif.org How Governments Can Leverage the Internet to Improve Services for Citizens http://www.itif.org/publications/how-governments-can-leverage-internet-improve-services-citizens <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro spoke on a panel at the seventh China U.S. Internet Industry Forum in Washington D.C. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-governments-can-leverage-internet-improve-services-citizens#comments E-Government Internet Presentations Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6273 at http://www.itif.org Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround http://www.itif.org/publications/why-fbi-wrong-encryption-workaround <div> </div> <div> Effort would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-fbi-wrong-encryption-workaround#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6274 at http://www.itif.org Congress Should Make the R&D Tax Credit Permanent http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-make-rd-tax-credit-permanent <div> </div> <div> The R&amp;D credit is an essential component for US innovation and growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-make-rd-tax-credit-permanent#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6266 at http://www.itif.org How to Craft an Innovation Maximizing T-TIP Agreement http://www.itif.org/publications/how-craft-innovation-maximizing-t-tip-agreement-0 <div> </div> <div> Michelle Wein analyzed the impact of T-TIP on regional economies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-craft-innovation-maximizing-t-tip-agreement-0#comments Trade Presentations Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6272 at http://www.itif.org Defense Innovation and the Future of American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/defense-innovation-and-future-american-competitiveness Press Releases Competitiveness Science and R&D Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6259 at http://www.itif.org The Problems and Promise of Global Clean Tech Trade http://www.itif.org/events/problems-and-promise-global-clean-tech-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-problems-and-promise-of-global-clean-tech-trade-tickets-14148018103 </div> </div> </div> <p>Fair and unfettered global trade is a cornerstone of an affordable, competitive, and innovative low-carbon energy sector. Namely, the growing clean tech industry requires large global markets to sell more products, scale manufacturing, and reinvest more revenue back into next-generation technologies. By extension, robust trade is necessary towards decarbonizing the global economy and addressing climate change.</p><p>But significant barriers to advancing international trade have plagued global clean tech growth. The solar trade dispute between the United States and China is impacting the deployment of first-generation solar panels. China’s use of cyber hacking to gain industrial intelligence has further complicated clean tech trade relations. Companies in some emerging economies are relying on intellectual property theft to catch-up to more innovative competitors. And many countries are implementing unfair “green mercantilist” policies to boost domestic industries and wipeout international competition.</p><p>As a result, significant market uncertainty threatens rapid international growth and the industries innovation capacity is hindered at a time when the world needs more low-carbon technological advancement, not less.</p><p>Please join ITIF's Center for Clean Energy Innovation and a panel of leading experts to discuss the barriers and issues surrounding global clean tech trade, including an update on existing trade cases and what the future holds.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6193,6253 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 akey 6193 at http://www.itif.org The Challenges for America’s Defense Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/challenges-america-s-defense-innovation <div> </div> <div> Defense innovation is a key driver of U.S. security and economic competitiveness, however our preeminence in this area is under threat. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/challenges-america-s-defense-innovation#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Reports Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6248 at http://www.itif.org Mexico Institute High-Level Innovation Forum http://www.itif.org/publications/mexico-institute-high-level-innovation-forum <div> </div> <div> Stephen Ezell presented on Mexico’s Innovation Ecosystem at the Wilson Center. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/mexico-institute-high-level-innovation-forum#comments Competitiveness Presentations Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6257 at http://www.itif.org How Big Data is Driving the Next Wave of E-Government Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/how-big-data-driving-next-wave-e-government-innovation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/11/how-big-data-is-driving-the-next-wave-of-e-government-innovation/ </div> </div> </div> <p>Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly leveraging big data to improve the services and applications they offer to citizens and businesses. These changes are happening both in the back office, where new record management systems are capturing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data that help agencies manage their operations, and the front office, where citizen-services portals are creating personalized interfaces to government and e-filing systems are improving the quality of government data. Ultimately, big data has the potential to make government agencies faster, smarter, and more efficient, but only if government leaders invest in these technologies.</p><p>Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about how government agencies have begun to put data to work and how these new technologies will impact government service delivery in the coming years.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6170,6244 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 akey 6170 at http://www.itif.org CCEI Praises Introduction of “Micro Lab” Legislation http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/ccei-praises-introduction-micro-lab-legislation Press Releases Energy & Climate Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6241 at http://www.itif.org Government Leaders, Technology Experts Come Together to Discuss Future of IoT http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/government-leaders-technology-experts-come-together-discuss-future-iot <p class="p1">WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the idea that ordinary objects—from thermostats and shoes to cars and lamp posts—will be embedded with sensors and connected to the Internet providing treasure troves of data for use by individuals, businesses and government. Many of these changes will be subtle and may go unnoticed by consumers, but the long-term effect could ultimately improve everything from health care delivery to government transparency to public safety. However, achieving this vision of a fully-connected world will not happen without the cooperation of policymakers.</p> <p class="p1">ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation will host a half day conference on the future of smart devices, smart communities, and the smart policies that will enable the full implementation of the Internet of Things. <strong>The event will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, December 4 at the Knight Studio at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.</strong>) It will feature keynote addresses by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH),&nbsp;Deb Fischer (R-NE)&nbsp;and Brian Schatz (D-HI).</p> <p class="p1">“The Internet of Things has the potential to bring about a new wave of innovation over the next few years that will surpass what we have seen in the mobile space,” says Daniel Castro, Director of the Center for Data Innovation and organizer of the conference. “Policymakers need to understand the potential of the Internet of Things so that they can invest in these opportunities and create policies that support its deployment and adoption.”</p> <p class="p1">The conference will feature panels on smart homes and devices; smart cities and smart industry development. Panelists will include representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Toyota, Verizon and Nest Labs.</p> <p class="p2">“Through this conference we hope to promote a vision for how the Internet of Things will improve society, and identify opportunities for the public sector and private sector to work together to build a ‘smart’ future,” Castro adds.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s1"><a href="https://mail.itic.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=839f5ee63392401ba31ddf090f45176a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.csmpasscode.com%2f">Passcode</a></span>, <em>The Christian Science Monitor's</em> new digital privacy and security vertical, will be serving as the exclusive media partner for the conference.</p> <p class="p2">Register for the <a href="https://mail.itic.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=839f5ee63392401ba31ddf090f45176a&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.datainnovation.org%2f2014%2f12%2fhow-can-policymakers-help-build-the-internet-of-things%2f"><span class="s1">event</span></a>.</p> Press Releases Data Innovation Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6252 at http://www.itif.org On Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Had It Right the First Time http://www.itif.org/publications/net-neutrality-fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-had-it-right-first-time <div> </div> <div> Using any form of Title II to implement net neutrality would hamper innovation and investment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/net-neutrality-fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-had-it-right-first-time#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6240 at http://www.itif.org