http://www.itif.org/all_event/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><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>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 Creating Value from Government Data: The Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/creating-value-government-data-next-wave-data-driven-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/2014/09/creating-value-from-government-data-the-next-wave-of-data-driven-innovation/ </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Data-driven innovation represents an enormous opportunity for government agencies to become more efficient and effective. Using data and analytics, agencies can make smarter decisions, deliver higher-value services, and increase their productivity. In addition, the data revolution is unlocking new possibilities for government agencies to create economic opportunities through collaborations with the private sector. For example, as a recent report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department showed, their bureaus have released data sets that have created billions of dollars in economic value and have helped entrepreneurs identify new markets, evaluate their competition, and make hiring decisions.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Collaborating across government agencies and the private sector is no simple task, but it is a necessary one if the promises of big data are to be realized. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with experts from government, industry, and civil society, about how policymakers should help guide the coming wave of data-driven innovation.</div><p>Data-driven innovation represents an enormous opportunity for government agencies to become more efficient and effective. Using data and analytics, agencies can make smarter decisions, deliver higher-value services, and increase their productivity. In addition, the data revolution is unlocking new possibilities for government agencies to create economic opportunities through collaborations with the private sector. For example, as <a href="http://www.esa.doc.gov/Reports/fostering-innovation-creating-jobs-driving-better-decisions-value-government-data" target="_blank">a recent report</a> issued by the U.S. Commerce Department shows, their bureaus have released data sets that have created billions of dollars in economic value and have helped entrepreneurs identify new markets, evaluate their competition, and make hiring decisions.<br /><br />Collaborating across government agencies and the private sector is no simple task, but it is a necessary one if the promises of big data are to be realized. Join the <a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/" target="_blank">Center for Data Innovation</a> for a conversation with experts from government, industry, and civil society, about how policymakers should help guide the coming wave of data-driven innovation.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</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"> 5997 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 akey 5997 at http://www.itif.org Stealing for Profit: A Close Look at the Revenue of Online Piracy Websites http://www.itif.org/events/stealing-profit-close-look-revenue-online-piracy-websites <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 past few years has seen a surge in the number of websites dedicated to illegally hosting copyright infringing content, such as pirated movies and music. Many of these websites, such as cyberlockers and streaming video sites, rely on ad networks to generate a handsome profit off of the works of content creators. &nbsp;Until now, the size of these earnings has been unknown. Join ITIF for a presentation from David Price, head of piracy intelligence at the UK firm NetNames, who will present the first major assessment of how much ad revenue is generated by these piracy websites. Following his presentation, there will be a panel discussion about opportunities to combat this problem facing content creators.</p><p>Read <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-netnames-profitability.pdf" target="_blank">"Behind the Cyberlocker Door:A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions."</a></p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</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"> 5992 </div> </div> </div> Intellectual Property Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 bimondi 5992 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 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"> 5974,6057 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5974 at http://www.itif.org The Role of the DOE National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/events/role-doe-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy-0 <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-role-of-the-doe-national-labs-in-the-21st-century-innovation-economy-tickets-13008060459 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system was originally developed around the Manhattan Project to assist in research related to the development of nuclear weapons. However, while the Labs’ image is often still based on this history, today the system is a central cog in America’s broader innovation ecosystem and a national driver of scientific and economic development. In fact, the Labs currently conduct more than $12.5 billion in publicly funded R&amp;D annually on a wide range of national issues, including high performance computing, energy innovation and manufacturing.</p> <p>Please join the House Science and National Laboratory Caucus, the Center for Clean Energy Innovation, and a panel of experts to discuss the fundamental role the Labs play in spurring U.S. innovation and the leading capabilities and research currently being developed.</p> <p>Coffee and refreshments will be served and the event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</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"> 6020 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Science and R&D Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6020 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><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</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"> 5951,6030 </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><p>Read the report, "<a href="http://www2.itif.org/2014-crossborder-internet-policy.pdf" target="_blank">Beyond Internet Universalism: A Framework for Addressing Cross-Border Internet Policy</a>"</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</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/beyond-internet-universalism-framework-addressing-cross-border-internet-policy">Beyond Internet Universalism: A Framework for Addressing Cross-Border Internet Policy</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"> 5926,6026,6018 </div> </div> </div> Internet Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5926 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 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 The Social Impact of Open Data http://www.itif.org/events/social-impact-open-data <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/register?orderid=301736535099&amp;client_token=682aabf8a3fb4ad7a7653933d15bc805&amp;eid=11775253099 </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>This event is hosted by the Center for Data Innovation. To learn more or watch the webcast, visit the<a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/07/the-social-impact-of-open-data/" target="_blank"> event page</a>.</strong></p><p>Government agencies collect a vast amount of data that has the potential to usher in large-scale social benefits, but these agencies must ensure that their data is not locked up. By making their data freely available without restrictions, government agencies can enable individuals and private organizations to leverage public data—including weather information, maps, legal filings, financial statements, health indicators, and education metrics—to make the world a better place. This includes efforts to build sustainable communities, coordinate disaster response, improve health and educational outcomes, reduce crime and recidivism, and strengthen accountability in the public and private sector. Already, a wide variety of organizations and individuals have driven social change using government data that has been made available for reuse.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/" target="_blank">Center for Data Innovation</a> and the <a href="https://sunlightfoundation.com/" target="_blank">Sunlight Foundation</a> for a panel discussion highlighting the impact of open data across education, health care, international development, and other fields.</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"> 5703,5895 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5703 at http://www.itif.org The Foundational Elements of the IP Transition: The Technology Behind the Transition http://www.itif.org/events/foundational-elements-ip-transition-technology-behind-transition <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 telecommunications industry is unquestionably entering a time of sweeping change. With the Technology Transition Trials we begin the evolution from the time-division multiplexed Public Switched Telephone Network (“PSTN”) toward an all Internet Protocol (“IP”) infrastructure. The significant economic and consumer benefits of this transition have long been recognized, making the question of a transition not “if” but “how quickly?”</p> <p>The transition to an all IP infrastructure may well fuel a wealth of new services and capabilities and, given the un-constrained world of IP, could also fuel new business models all at a pace that will challenge innovators, services providers, regulators and consumers. There is no blueprint to navigate this transformation; it will be fraught with challenges and risk.</p> <p>FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has remarked that “[t]he way forward is to encourage technological change while preserving the attributes of network services that customers have come to expect – that set of values we have begun to call the Network Compact.” At a high level, there is general agreement on the values of the Network Compact, but how will the various industry players actually move forward with implementing them? What are the changes to basic infrastructure, routing, and numbering that will have to take place?</p> <p>ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss where the rubber hits the road on the IP Transition. The panel will examine the foundational elements of a successful transition that protects consumers, enterprises, and fair and open competition. Panel participants will discuss how to address interconnection, security, and innovation through the evolution of key services, such as the national numbering and routing database, that support the industry today.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.</p><p>A live webcast will be available on this page.</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"> 5808,5874 </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5808 at http://www.itif.org Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide http://www.itif.org/events/digital-readiness-rethinking-digital-divide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan's recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan's report, presents data from a national survey on broadband adoption and access, with an eye towards users' general readiness to use broadband and other new technologies.&nbsp;</p><p>The report calls for a rethinking of term "digital divide," favoring a measurement of digital readiness instead of adoption/access and indicates that next generation of technologies will face difficulties due to low levels of digital readiness.&nbsp;The report also invites advocates for complementary investments in digital readiness to smooth adoption of new applications.<br><br>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast.</p><p><a href="http://jbhorrigan.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/8/0/30809311/digital_readiness.horrigan.june2014.pdf" target="_blank">Read Digital Readiness: Nearly One-third of Americans Lack the Skills to Use Next-Generation “Internet of things” Applications.&nbsp;</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"> 5727,5795 </div> </div> </div> Broadband Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5727 at http://www.itif.org How Oregon Can Win In The New Global Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/events/how-oregon-can-win-new-global-innovation-economy <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"> mailto:news@oregonbio.org </div> </div> </div> <p>The New Economy, marked by globalization, technological innovation and entrepreneurial development, has replaced the capital-intensive, traditional manufacturing environment that dominated state economies in the second half of the 20th century. As such, old methods of measuring economic success need to be replaced with new metrics that can better analyze how states are adjusting to and thriving in the New Economy.&nbsp;</p><p>Please join the Oregon Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Oregon Business Association, the Oregon Business Council, and the Portland Business Alliance for the unveiling of ITIF's <em>2014 State New Economy Index</em>, which uses indicators to predict how states are faring in the new age of globalization, big data, knowledge-based industries, and innovation. Robert Atkinson, co-author of the report, will report on how Oregon ranks compared to other states and what are the global best-practices in technology-based economic development that Oregon might consider to improve its economic performance.&nbsp;</p><p>Register here: <a href="mailto:news@oregonbio.org">news@oregonbio.org</a></p><p>Live webstream will be available <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/itif-portland" target="_blank">here</a>. Time is displayed as EST.</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/2014-state-new-economy-index">The 2014 State New Economy Index</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"> 5704,5754,5738 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 akey 5704 at http://www.itif.org The Indian Economy at a Crossroads http://www.itif.org/events/indian-economy-crossroads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>With the recent election of Narendra Modi to become India's new Prime Minister, backed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi has an opportunity to chart a new economic growth path for India. With both Indian economic and productivity growth languishing at near-decade lows in 2013, 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 the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation writes in a seminal new report, <em><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001fs-6G_3UGjVzPko_T3fxlyQCLBbkHuUlEbjWGehSPatj2eakM3ZKSdq1w1VbaKR5FbTiFsViR-2DJy1aUjrg2mKCjwHdSSiUP37cJvB_u2paH5aoQwI4QezoAplABUPwRNlITnQo6q2Z82Qojmk4FQ==" target="_blank">The Indian Economy at a Crossroads</a></em>, those same principles still hold the key today, and if India embraces a modern economy path that emphasizes across-the-board productivity growth in all sectors (not just in manufacturing) based on competitive markets, liberalized trade, streamlined regulations, robust innovation policies, and infrastructure investment, India will be able to generate all the economic and employment growth it needs.</p><p>Please join ITIF and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) for a discussion of ITIF's report and the future of India's trade and economic policies, including the new direction in which Prime Minister Modi is likely to take India's economy and a conversation on the policy reforms needed to help India achieve more robust and sustainable levels of innovation, economic, and employment growth.</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/indian-economy-crossroads-0">The Indian Economy at a Crossroads</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"> 5635,5706,5554 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Trade Fri, 30 May 2014 12:30:00 +0000 akey 5635 at http://www.itif.org The Copyright Alert System: Year One in Review http://www.itif.org/events/copyright-alert-system-year-one-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF hosts the one-year anniversary of the Center for Copyright Information’s Copyright Alert System (CAS). The CAS is a voluntary collaboration between leading Internet service providers (ISPs) and copyright holders designed to reduce digital copyright infringement through a progressive series of six graduated notifications. The system aims to educate consumers when unlawful activity appears to be occurring on their Internet accounts and provide them information to avoid such infringement.</p> <p>After operating for over a year, the Center for Copyright Information has generated a substantial amount of data as to the overall impact of the program. On May 28<span style="font-size: 8.181818008422852px;">,</span>&nbsp;ITIF joins a group of CAS participants and advisors to discuss the progress the system has made and the extent to which this sort of voluntary collaboration can reduce digital piracy.&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"> 5610,5692 </div> </div> </div> Internet Wed, 28 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 akey 5610 at http://www.itif.org Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone http://www.itif.org/events/innovations-elections-making-voting-accessible-everyone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Voting is an important activity for citizens in any democracy, but when elections are not accessible for people with disabilities, as many as 20 percent of potential U.S. voters—47 million individuals—face barriers to voting. While elections are more accessible today than in years past, more progress is needed. Advances in technology have created new opportunities for innovation in elections. In addition, many of the voting systems adopted after the Help America Vote Act are coming to the end of their useful lifecycles and will soon need to be replaced, creating a new opportunity to invest in innovative, accessible voting technology.</p> <p>Join ITIF for a discussion of new technologies, practices, and policies that can help make elections more accessible for everyone.&nbsp; This event will showcase technology developed as part of the <a href="http://elections.itif.org/">ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative</a> funded by the <a href="http://www.eac.gov/payments_and_grants/accessible_voting_technology_grant_winners.aspx">U.S. Election Assistance Commission</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/innovations-accessible-elections">Innovations For Accessible Elections</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"> 5584,5648,5641 </div> </div> </div> Accessibility E-Government Wed, 14 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 akey 5584 at http://www.itif.org Accelerating Sustainability: Maximizing the Benefits of Connected Cars http://www.itif.org/events/accelerating-sustainability-maximizing-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"> http://www.eventbrite.com/e/accelerating-sustainability-maximizing-the-benefits-of-connected-cars-tickets-11285387899 </div> </div> </div> <p>The age of the intelligent vehicle is here. Every day new technologies are being announced that allow us to save time, fuel, and emissions when we travel. We are bringing experts together to identify and describe some of the most promising technologies on the market and discuss how government policy can extend their benefits to our communities and our planet. The first of two panels will be "Connected Cars are Cleaner Cars." Please join us for a great discussion!</p><p>Beverages and pastries will be served.*</p><p><em>Panel 1: Connected Cars are Cleaner Cars</em></p><p>Jason Harrison, Director, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&amp;T&nbsp;</p><p>Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected Consumer&nbsp;</p><p>Leo McCloskey, Senior Vice President, Technical Programs, ITS America</p><p>Eric Berkobin, Vice President, Engineering, Verizon Telematics</p><p>Moderator: Matthew Stepp, Executive Director, Center for Clean Energy Innovation</p><p><em>Panel 2: Policy Drivers &amp; the Future of the Connected Car</em></p><p>Mary Brown, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco</p><p>Hilary Cain, Director, Tech and Innovation Policy, Toyota&nbsp;<br /><br />Catherine McCullough, Executive Director, Intelligent Car Coalition</p><p>Paul Feenstra, Senior Vice President for Government and External Affairs, ITS America</p><p>Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum</p><p>Moderator: Dean Garfield, President &amp; CEO, Information Technology Industry Council</p><p><br />*This event is a widely attended event under House and Senate ethics rules and a widely attended gathering under executive branch rules.</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"> 5542,5618 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Transportation Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5542 at http://www.itif.org University Research Funding: Still Lagging Behind and Showing No Signs of Improvement http://www.itif.org/events/university-research-funding-still-lagging-behind-and-showing-no-signs-improvement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>It will come as a surprise to many that America is no longer, and nowhere near, the lead nation in terms of funding university research. In fact, as ITIF has <a href="http://www2.itif.org/2013-university-research-funding-no-sign-improvement.pdf">reported</a>, of 39 nations, the U.S. ranks just 24th in government funding of university R&amp;D and 27th in business funding as a share of GDP. Furthermore, the leading seven nations invest more than double the United States in university research. Given the importance of universities to the innovation ecosystem, these findings do not bode well for future U.S. competitiveness and economic growth.</p> <p>Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion which will examine the current state of investment in university R&amp;D and the policy reforms that are required to improve our international position and strengthen innovation, technology transfer and business and job growth.</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/university-research-funding-still-lagging-and-showing-no-signs-improvement">University Research Funding: Still Lagging and Showing No Signs of Improvement</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"> 5590,5614,5197 </div> </div> </div> Science and R&D Wed, 07 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 akey 5590 at http://www.itif.org Briefing: Why America Needs the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) - H.R. 2996 http://www.itif.org/events/briefing-why-america-needs-revitalize-american-manufacturing-and-innovation-act-rami-hr-2996 <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://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97kdij4c6c16a57&amp;llr=tvgmjbdab </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF will host a briefing on H.R. 2996 - The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act at the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The RAMI legislation supports public-private partnerships between the federal government, local governments, universities, research institutes, and industry to accelerate manufacturing innovation in technologies with commercial applications by leveraging resources to bridge the gap between basic research performed at U.S. universities and research laboratories and product development by U.S. manufacturers.&nbsp;</p><div><div><div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The briefing will feature three speakers presenting about the important role RAMI is poised to play in enhancing U.S. industrial competitiveness by supporting development of technologies that will enable U.S. manufacturers to develop the cutting edge technologies needed to compete in the global marketplace.&nbsp;</p></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"> 5572,5591 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Manufacturing Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 akey 5572 at http://www.itif.org How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility http://www.itif.org/events/how-technology-reshaping-future-mobility <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Transportation is undergoing a technological transformation. Even as companies compete to introduce new and more efficient fuel technologies, increasing consumer demand for connectivity is turning the vehicle into the next mobile platform. Changing demographics and consumer behavior have inspired new mobility models, such as car-sharing and ride-sharing. Cities are also becoming innovative, with smart parking and other intelligent transportation systems. In addition, groundbreaking active safety technologies are paving the way today for the automated vehicles of tomorrow. And, in the near future, cars will be communicating with each other and the infrastructure around them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion about the future of mobility, the new technologies and business models that are likely to emerge, and the policies that can help spur even greater innovation. The event will also include a demonstration of Toyota’s new front-drive, zero emission, concept vehicle: the <a href="http://www.toyota-global.com/showroom/toyota_design/concept_cars/gallery_i-road.html">i-Road</a>. A raffle will be held at the close of the panel giving one lucky attendee a chance to drive the car.</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"> 5470,5522 </div> </div> </div> Transportation Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 akey 5470 at http://www.itif.org The Economic Impact of Open Data http://www.itif.org/events/economic-impact-open-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p>Government agencies collect a vast amount of data that is valuable not only to the agency that collected it, but also to many other stakeholders in the public and private sector. By making their data freely available without restrictions, government agencies can enable the private sector to leverage public data—including weather information, maps, legal filings, financial statements, health indicators, and education metrics—to develop new products and services and create new economic value. Already, a wide variety of companies have created innovations that were born from government data that has been made available for reuse.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/" target="_blank">Center for Data Innovation</a> for a panel discussion highlighting new findings about where demand for open data is strongest and how government agencies can help promote continued data-driven growth in these sectors. At the event, the GovLab at New York University will also officially release the <a href="http://www.opendata500.com/" target="_blank">Open Data 500</a>, the first comprehensive study of U.S. companies that use open government data as a key business resource, and will announce plans for a new program to improve the ways federal agencies and businesses can work together.</p><p>A live webcast will be featured on this <a href="http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/04/the-economic-impact-of-open-data/" target="_blank">page</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"> 5499,5521 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 akey 5499 at http://www.itif.org Bully or Bodyguard? Assessing the Proper Role of the United States in Internet Governance http://www.itif.org/events/bully-or-bodyguard-assessing-proper-role-united-states-internet-governance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>A <a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07oct13-en.htm" target="_blank">variety of organizations</a>, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), have demanded that the United States step down from its historic role in providing oversight of Internet governance. In addition, European Commission Vice President<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-142_en.htm" target="_blank"> Neelie Kroes</a> has called for Europe to begin “redrawing the global map of Internet governance,” and a <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2014:0072:FIN:EN:PDF" target="_blank">committee in the European Commission</a> announced its intentions to “establish a clear timeline for the globalization of ICANN.” In contrast, <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/197786-tech-fears-shadow-campaign-for-global-control-of-internet" target="_blank">others have speculated</a> that if the United States cedes its authority, other countries will begin manipulating the Internet's architecture for political purposes.<br><br>Should the U.S. government give in to these demands to relinquish its authority over the IANA function?&nbsp;If so, could the Administration act unilaterally, or does it need authority from Congress? And what would be the likely consequences to the long-term stability and security of the Internet? Finally, what is a feasible path forward for U.S. involvement in Internet governance?</p><p>The event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will be available on the day of the event on this page. 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"> 5419,5509 </div> </div> </div> Internet Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5419 at http://www.itif.org The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later http://www.itif.org/events/national-broadband-plan-four-years-later <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 March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.&nbsp;</p><p>ITIF reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society and people's daily lives. The team provides an update on the plan's effectiveness in achieving these national purposes during what has already been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate. Lunch will be provided.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast.<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"> 5386,5459 </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5386 at http://www.itif.org