ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed en The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations http://www.itif.org/events/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Countries’ use of mercantilist policies in recent years has expanded dramatically, particularly in emerging economies such as Brazil, China, and India. These practices, such as forced technology transfer or local production as a condition of market access, intellectual property (IP) theft, compulsory licensing of IP, restrictions on cross-border data flows, and currency manipulation, all distort trade and investment and damage the global economy.</p><p>This event will feature the release of a major report, the “Global Mercantilist Index” (GMI), which uses a new comprehensive method to rank nations on mercantilist policies, while also proposing new policy tools to address the problem.The event will further discuss how the United States can lead development of a new global trade regime that favors rules- and market-based trade while supporting the modern knowledge- and innovation-based global economy.</p><p>This event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will be available on this page.</p><p>Speakers to be announced.</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"> 5988 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5988 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/events/understanding-and-maximizing-america-s-evolutionary-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>In the conventional view, the U.S. economy is a static entity, changing principally only in size (growing in normal times and contracting during recessions). But in reality, our economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem. The U.S. economy of 2014 is different, not just larger, than the economy of 2013. Understanding that we are dealing with an evolutionary rather than a static economy has significant implications for the conceptualization of both economics and economic policy.</p> <p>ITIF President Robert Atkinson will present the findings from a new report that contrasts an evolutionary economic view with conventional economics, analyzes the three main sources of U.S. economic evolutionary change, and presents eight key principles for an evolutionary economics-inspired economic policy.</p><p>Additional respondents to be announced.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules<span style="font-family: arial; color: #7d6a55;"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px;">.&nbsp;</span></span><strong>A live webcast will be available on this page. </strong>Lunch will be provided.&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"> 5930 </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5930 at http://www.itif.org The Global Innovation Economy and American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/events/global-innovation-economy-and-american-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The growth over the last two decades of a globally integrated, innovation-based economy has transformed international trade, R&amp;D and industrial development, while impacting job growth and competitiveness. As numerous governments now implement comprehensive innovation strategies designed to meet the challenges of this new paradigm, the United States’ long standing position as a global innovation leader is being challenged like never before.</p><p>To further assess global efforts to develop vibrant innovation ecosystems and promote the reforms the United States needs to make to keep pace, ITIF will host the American release of the <a href="http://www.globalinnovationindex.org/content.aspx?page=gii-home" target="_blank"><em>Global Innovation Index 2014</em></a>, an annual ranking of 143 economies, published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The ranking uses 81 indicators to gauge both innovation capacity and competitiveness, with a particular emphasis on assessing how nations are growing their innovation ecosystems.</p><p>The report presentation will be followed by an expert panel which will discuss how the findings can be used to better improve U.S. innovation policy and the overall competitiveness of the American economy.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A lunch will be served and a live webcast will be available on this page.&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"> 5974 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5974 at http://www.itif.org Data and Privacy: Identification, De-Identification, and Re-Identification http://www.itif.org/publications/data-and-privacy-identification-de-identification-and-re-identification <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro will present on the panel “Data and Privacy: Identification, De-Identification, and Re-Identification” at the 2014 Global Identity Summit. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-and-privacy-identification-de-identification-and-re-identification#comments Data Innovation Presentations Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5980 at http://www.itif.org The Public Data Revolution: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Heading http://www.itif.org/publications/public-data-revolution-where-we-ve-been-where-we-re-heading <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro will speak at the Association of Public Data Users 2014 Annual Conference. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-data-revolution-where-we-ve-been-where-we-re-heading#comments Data Innovation Presentations Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5978 at http://www.itif.org Big Data and Privacy Frameworks: Perspectives from Government, Industry and Policy Experts http://www.itif.org/publications/big-data-and-privacy-frameworks-perspectives-government-industry-and-policy-experts <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro will participate in the American Bar Association webinar “Big Data and Privacy Frameworks: Perspectives from Government, Industry and Policy Experts.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/big-data-and-privacy-frameworks-perspectives-government-industry-and-policy-experts#comments Data Innovation Presentations Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5979 at http://www.itif.org Data for Social Justice: The Impact of Data on Underserved Communities http://www.itif.org/events/data-social-justice-impact-data-underserved-communities <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/2014/09/data-for-social-justice-the-impact-of-data-on-underserved-communities/ </div> </div> </div> <p>Data-driven innovation promises to deliver a wide array of social and economic benefits from better and more affordable health care to improvements in education. But how can we ensure that the riches of the data “gold rush” are shared by all members of society? Better use of data can help combat discrimination, promote equality, and ensure social justice, but to achieve these outcomes, policymakers must embrace these opportunities.</p><p>Join the <a href="datainnovation.org" target="_blank">Center for Data Innovation</a> for a panel discussion about the technologies and policies that can ensure that the rising tide of data “lifts all boats” and helps build a more inclusive society.</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"> 5951 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5951 at http://www.itif.org Resolving Cross-Border Internet Policy Conflicts http://www.itif.org/events/resolving-cross-border-internet-policy-conflicts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Although the Internet is a global platform, increasingly countries want to pass domestic laws affecting how individuals and businesses can use it. In the past few months, the United Kingdom has taken steps to have ISPs block pornography by default; Spain is considering legislation that would tax news aggregation websites; Canada is enacting a new law to curtail spam; and Singapore has just passed a bill that would require ISPs to block all websites, domestic and foreign, containing significant amounts of copyright infringing content. Even though the importance of the Internet to the global economy and society continues to grow each day, collectively nations have made little progress in creating a framework for resolving the many conflicts over Internet policy that inevitably occur between sovereign nations.<br /> <br /> In a new report to be released at this event, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argue that the dominant approaches to Internet policy, which typically calls for either universal rules applied to all nations or a complete free-for-all among countries—fail to provide a pragmatic path forward to resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise. Instead, they put forth a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms.</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"> 5926 </div> </div> </div> Internet Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5926 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Comments Urging the FCC to Not Encourage Municipal Broadband Overbuilds http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-urging-fcc-not-encourage-municipal-broadband-overbuilds <div> </div> <div> ITIF cautions the FCC against encouraging inefficient use of public resources on municipal broadband overbuilds. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-urging-fcc-not-encourage-municipal-broadband-overbuilds#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5991 at http://www.itif.org Accelerating Sustainability: Demonstrating the Benefits of Connected Cars http://www.itif.org/events/accelerating-sustainability-demonstrating-benefits-connected-cars <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/accelerating-sustainability-demonstrating-the-benefits-of-connected-cars-tickets-12561069497 </div> </div> </div> <p>As America gets ready to travel on Labor Day weekend, join us for a discussion about a new report by&nbsp;the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)&nbsp;on the potential impact of 16 emerging smart transportation technologies on US oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. ITS America&nbsp;President Scott Belcher and Analyst Anthony Shaw will describe their new report, followed by a panel discussion of leading experts on the role of policy and innovation in ensuring that such technologies are unleashed to reduce our current annual average of over 6 billion barrels of oil used, roughly 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions emitted, and billions of hours wasted on US roads. <a href="http://digitalenergysolutions.org/dotAsset/933052fc-0c81-43cf-a061-6f76a44459d6.pdf" target="_blank">Read the report.</a></p><p>This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Clean Energy Innovation (<a href="http://energyinnovation.us/" target="_blank">CCEI</a>), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (<a href="http://www.itsa.org" target="_blank">ITS&nbsp;America</a>), the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Information Technology Industry Council (<a href="http://www.itic.org/" target="_blank">ITI</a>), and the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (<a href="http://www.digitalenergysolutions.org/" target="_blank">DESSC</a>).</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"> 5944,5990 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Transportation Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5944 at http://www.itif.org Silicon Globalization and Its Constraints: The Rise of China's and India’s Semiconductor Industries http://www.itif.org/events/silicon-globalization-and-its-constraints-rise-chinas-and-india-s-semiconductor-industries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years, China and India have been pulling out all the stops in their efforts to incubate indigenous semiconductor fabrication and design industries. For instance, last December the Chinese government announced investments of up to $16.5 billion to catalyze development of an indigenous Chinese semiconductor industry in a bold gambit to make China the world’s leader in integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing by 2030. For its part, India has tried a combination of <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-why-india-pma-harm-global-economies.pdf">local content requirements</a> and <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/business/global/india-known-for-outsourcing-now-wants-to-make-its-own-chips.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">billions in incentives </a>to jumpstart a semiconductor manufacturing sector.</p> <p>Please join ITIF and the George Mason University&nbsp;School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs&nbsp;on Wednesday, August 27 as we host Professor Douglas Fuller, an expert on the dynamics of the global semiconductor industry, as he <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162512002806" target="_blank">explains</a> the different development trajectories China and India have taken in developing their respective semiconductor industries. The event will explore the differing outcomes (in terms of industrial development, IP creation, and value capture) China’s and India’s IC industry development strategies have delivered, their policy implications for global trade and development, and what they portend for the competitiveness of America’s semiconductor industry.&nbsp;</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will be featured on this page.&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"> 5893,5987 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5893 at http://www.itif.org Time for a Grand Bargain on Corporate Tax Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/time-grand-bargain-corporate-tax-reform <div> </div> <div> Corporate tax reform is an economic competitiveness issue. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-grand-bargain-corporate-tax-reform#comments Competitiveness Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5986 at http://www.itif.org Another Problem with the “Right to be Forgotten” http://www.itif.org/publications/another-problem-right-be-forgotten <div> </div> <div> The &quot;right to be forgotten&quot; may have led to more privacy concerns than intended. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/another-problem-right-be-forgotten#comments Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5983 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Comments Supporting Proposed Comcast-TWC Merger http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-supporting-proposed-comcast-twc-merger <div> </div> <div> ITIF filed comments with the FCC supporting a combined, larger company that can better serve consumers with little impact on competition. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-comments-supporting-proposed-comcast-twc-merger#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5984 at http://www.itif.org How America’s Manufacturing Job Loss Outpaces Other Leading Industrialized Countries http://www.itif.org/publications/how-america-s-manufacturing-job-loss-outpaces-other-leading-industrialized-countries <div> </div> <div> The U.S. manufacturing sector has been losing jobs at an alarming rate since 2000. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-america-s-manufacturing-job-loss-outpaces-other-leading-industrialized-countries#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5968 at http://www.itif.org Global Perspectives on Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/global-perspectives-innovation-policy <div> </div> <div> Robert Atkinson participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program on Science, Technology and Innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-perspectives-innovation-policy#comments Economic Theory Presentations Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5985 at http://www.itif.org Center for Data Innovation Ranks States on Open Data Efforts http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/center-data-innovation-ranks-states-open-data-efforts Data Innovation Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5964 at http://www.itif.org Silicon Globalization and Its Constraints http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/silicon-globalization-and-its-constraints Press Releases Trade Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5965 at http://www.itif.org State Open Data Policies and Portals http://www.itif.org/publications/state-open-data-policies-and-portals <div> </div> <div> This report provides a snapshot of states’ efforts to create open data policies and portals. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/state-open-data-policies-and-portals#comments Data Innovation Reports Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5960 at http://www.itif.org The United States is Slipping in Triadic Patents http://www.itif.org/publications/united-states-slipping-triadic-patents <div> </div> <div> Since 1999, the United States has suffered a 13 percent decline in triadic patent filings. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/united-states-slipping-triadic-patents#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5967 at http://www.itif.org Worry About Slow Productivity Growth, Not Fast Productivity Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/worry-about-slow-productivity-growth-not-fast-productivity-growth <div> </div> <div> Slow US productivity growth reinforces the need for more public investment in R&amp;D. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/worry-about-slow-productivity-growth-not-fast-productivity-growth#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5957 at http://www.itif.org The Need for an AGOA Renewal http://www.itif.org/publications/need-agoa-renewal <div> </div> <div> The renewal of African Growth and Opportunity Act presents an opportunity to strengthen it. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/need-agoa-renewal#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5958 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Universities: The Next-generation University-Industry Partnership http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/manufacturing-universities-next-generation-university-industry-partnership Press Releases Manufacturing Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5950 at http://www.itif.org Shaming is no Substitute for Corporate Tax Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/shaming-no-substitute-corporate-tax-reform <div> </div> <div> The U.S. must create a more competitive tax code to drive domestic investment and global competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/shaming-no-substitute-corporate-tax-reform#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5954 at http://www.itif.org High-Tech Harrasment http://www.itif.org/publications/high-tech-harrasment <div> </div> <div> China’s efforts to promote domestic IT production by harassing U.S. companies needs to be met with a strong response. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/high-tech-harrasment#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5947 at http://www.itif.org Comments Advocating For a Flexible Interconnection Regime http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-advocating-flexible-interconnection-regime <div> </div> <div> ITIF files comments advocating for a flexible interconnection regime with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-advocating-flexible-interconnection-regime#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5948 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Comments on the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-ascap-and-bmi-consent-decrees <div> </div> <div> The DOJ should rework these consent decrees to modernizing the way music copyrights are licensed in the digital age. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-ascap-and-bmi-consent-decrees#comments Intellectual Property Testimony and Filings Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5937 at http://www.itif.org Promoting Innovation and Competition in Music Licensing http://www.itif.org/publications/promoting-innovation-and-competition-music-licensing <div> </div> <div> DOJ should rework the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to assist in modernizing the way music copyrights are licensed in the digital age. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/promoting-innovation-and-competition-music-licensing#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5938 at http://www.itif.org Harry Reid, Title II, and The Rashomon Effect http://www.itif.org/publications/harry-reid-title-ii-and-rashomon-effect <div> </div> <div> Vague support of the open Internet does not amount to endorsement of Title II. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/harry-reid-title-ii-and-rashomon-effect#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5943 at http://www.itif.org Policymakers Should Protect Data-Driven Innovation http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/policymakers-should-protect-data-driven-innovation Press Releases Data Innovation Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5934 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Universities: A Catalytic Step Toward Revitalizing American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-universities-catalytic-step-toward-revitalizing-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> A new cadre of “manufacturing universities” can significantly boost U.S. competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-universities-catalytic-step-toward-revitalizing-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5932 at http://www.itif.org Comments to the NTIA on Big Data and Privacy http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-ntia-big-data-and-privacy <div> </div> <div> Government data policy needs to balance privacy with innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-ntia-big-data-and-privacy#comments Data Innovation Testimony and Filings Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5936 at http://www.itif.org Comments to the Senate Finance Committee on Health Data Transparency http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-senate-finance-committee-health-data-transparency <div> </div> <div> The Center for Data Innovation&#039;s Recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee on Health Data Transparency </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/comments-senate-finance-committee-health-data-transparency#comments Data Innovation Testimony and Filings Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5923 at http://www.itif.org Is India Becoming a Case of Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss? http://www.itif.org/publications/india-becoming-case-meet-new-boss-same-old-boss <div> </div> <div> India’s continued use of mercantilist policies doesn’t bode well for improved trade relations with the U.S. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/india-becoming-case-meet-new-boss-same-old-boss#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5918 at http://www.itif.org The Expendables: Pirates vs. Action Heroes http://www.itif.org/publications/expendables-pirates-vs-action-heroes <div> </div> <div> Pre-release piracy costs films millions, reduces creativity, stalls innovation and harms free speech. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/expendables-pirates-vs-action-heroes#comments Intellectual Property Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5920 at http://www.itif.org From Big Data to Cloud Computing: How IT is Creating a New Era of Disruptive Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/big-data-cloud-computing-how-it-creating-new-era-disruptive-innovation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Industry after industry is being transformed by IT-enabled disruptive innovation. These include not only information-based industries, such as banking, media, real estate, and education, but also "atom-based" industries like transportation, agriculture, and health care.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">At this event, speakers will assess why these transformations are occurring, how they will impact consumers and businesses, and&nbsp;the public policies required to spur even more disruptive innovation. Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring will discuss their book <em>Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business</em>, which describes how new&nbsp;technologies, such as social media,&nbsp;mobile, data analytics,&nbsp;cloud&nbsp;computing, and the Internet of Things, are&nbsp;sparking&nbsp;new commercial models that can dramatically flip market dominance from industry stalwarts to challengers.&nbsp;In addition, Larry Downes will discuss his new book <em>Big Bang Disruption:&nbsp;</em><em>Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation, </em>which provides strategy for companies keeping pace with disruptive game changers.&nbsp;Finally, leading IT analyst David Moschella will discuss why some technologies disrupt the marketplace while others are still only a dream.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">100 signed copies of&nbsp;<em>Code Halos&nbsp;</em>will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. Lunch will be provided.</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">A live webcast will be available on this page.</p><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"><em>Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation</em></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"> 5696,5919 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5696 at http://www.itif.org Why UPP Pricing in the Contact Lens Industry Hurts Consumers and Competition http://www.itif.org/publications/why-upp-pricing-contact-lens-industry-hurts-consumers-and-competition <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson filed comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary&#039;s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights in regards to their hearing on pricing polices in the contact lens industry. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-upp-pricing-contact-lens-industry-hurts-consumers-and-competition#comments Internet Testimony and Filings Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5921 at http://www.itif.org Restoring the Indian Economic Miracle http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-indian-economic-miracle <div> </div> <div> Prime Minister Modi must embrace a comprehensive set of reforms for India&#039;s economy to flourish. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-indian-economic-miracle#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5917 at http://www.itif.org Autonomous Vehicles Poised to Transform the Future of Transportation http://www.itif.org/publications/autonomous-vehicles-poised-transform-future-transportation <div> </div> <div> Self driving cars could be a reality in the near future. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/autonomous-vehicles-poised-transform-future-transportation#comments Transportation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5910 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Embraces Key Principles for the Future of the Internet http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-embraces-key-principles-future-internet Press Releases Internet Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5903 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Report: The Export-Import Bank is Vital to American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-report-export-import-bank-vital-american-competitiveness Press Releases Competitiveness Trade Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5904 at http://www.itif.org The Export-Import Bank's Vital Role in Supporting U.S. Traded Sector Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/export-import-banks-vital-role-supporting-us-traded-sector-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> The U.S. Export-Import Bank remains vital to supporting America&#039;s traded sector competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/export-import-banks-vital-role-supporting-us-traded-sector-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Reports Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5900 at http://www.itif.org Salsa Dancing into the Digital Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/salsa-dancing-digital-economy <div> </div> <div> Colombia can teach the world&#039;s developing economies a thing or two about innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/salsa-dancing-digital-economy#comments Developing Economies Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5902 at http://www.itif.org Letter in Support of the Social Security Commission Act of 2014 http://www.itif.org/publications/letter-support-social-security-commission-act-2014 <div> </div> <div> Bipartisan effort will be key to saving Social Security. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/letter-support-social-security-commission-act-2014#comments Taxes Testimony and Filings Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5906 at http://www.itif.org Guide to U.S. Economic Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/guide-us-economic-policy <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson contributed the chapter “Public Policy, Innovation and New Technologies” to the textbook &quot;Guide to U.S. Economic Policy.&quot; </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/guide-us-economic-policy#comments Economic Theory Books Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5913 at http://www.itif.org Key Principles for the ICANN Transition http://www.itif.org/publications/key-principles-icann-transition <div> </div> <div> ITIF joins others in endorsing a proposed set of principles that should be embedded in ICANN before any transition is allowed to be completed. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/key-principles-icann-transition#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5901 at http://www.itif.org Proposed E-Labeling Act a Homerun for Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things <div> </div> <div> While a modest proposal, E-labeling is a useful step towards more innovation, lower costs, and better design for the Internet of Things. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5905 at http://www.itif.org RAMI Legislation Poised to Revitalize American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/rami-legislation-poised-revitalize-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> The House Science Committee should pass legislation to bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rami-legislation-poised-revitalize-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5896 at http://www.itif.org U.S.-China Solar Trade Dispute: Short-term Profit vs. Long-term Viability http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-solar-trade-dispute-short-term-profit-vs-long-term-viability <div> </div> <div> China’s solar trade policy hampers the clean energy economy and energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-solar-trade-dispute-short-term-profit-vs-long-term-viability#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5897 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Comments on the FAA Model Aircraft Rules http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-faa-model-aircraft-rules <div> </div> <div> The FAA has interpreted its Model Aircraft rules too narrowly and risks limiting innovative new technologies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-comments-faa-model-aircraft-rules#comments Public Safety Transportation Testimony and Filings Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5898 at http://www.itif.org