Presentations: Robert D. Atkinson

October 2, 2014
Rob Atkinson will present the findings from a new report that analyzes the three main sources of U.S. economic evolutionary change.
September 17, 2014
ITIF will host the American release of the Global Innovation Index 2014. The report presentation will be followed by an expert panel.
September 9, 2014
ITIF presents a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms.
August 27, 2014
ITIF and GMU School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs present Professor Douglas Fuller presenting on the respective paths China and India have taken in developing their semiconductor industries.
August 19, 2014
Robert Atkinson participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program on Science, Technology and Innovation.
July 31, 2014
ITIF will host a panel discussion on why disruptive IT transformations are occurring and how they impact consumers businesses and IT policy.
July 11, 2014
Rob Atkinson will speak on a panel at "The Future of Transportation Technology and System Finance" presented by the Center for American Progress.
July 1, 2014
Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel titled "Copyrights and innovation: Understanding the debate," hosted by AEI.
June 11, 2014
Please join the Oregon Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Oregon Business Association and the Oregon Business Council for the unveiling of ITIF’s 2014 State New Economy Index.
May 30, 2014
Please join ITIF for a discussion of its seminal report The Indian Economy at a Crossroads.
May 7, 2014
ITIF will host an expert panel on the current state of investment in university R&D and the policy reforms required to strengthen innovation and growth.
March 19, 2014
ITIF will host a panel discussing the plan’s implementation, focusing on adoption in vertical markets.
March 12, 2014
ITIF will host a lively debate regarding the STEM worker shortage.
February 26, 2014
Please join ITIF for a spirited debate on the R&D Tax Credit.
February 12, 2014
ITIF will host a panel for the release of WIPO's new 2013 World Intellectual Property Report: Brands-Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace.
January 14, 2014
Join ITIF to hear a presentation on the “OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 Innovation for Growth” report, with a particular focus on intangible capital.
January 8, 2014
ITIF will host a rousing discussion with William Janeway on how best to utilize innovation for economic and social good.
January 7, 2014
ITIF and an expert panel will discuss our unique budget and debt proposal that will boost U.S. productivity, innovation, and competitiveness while also reducing the debt-to-GDP ratio.
December 17, 2013
ITIF and a panel of experts will assess how technology can drive government productivity.
December 16, 2013
ITIF will host a panel discussion on the technological and legal aspects of the battle against spam.
November 21, 2013
This panel discussion will investigate the current state of semiconductor innovation and the reforms and investments necessary to meet the potential of Moore’s Law.
November 20, 2013
This event will discuss the nature and importance of next-gen data center technologies and the role government can play as an early adopter.
October 29, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented on IT policy issues at this event sponsored by the Copenhagen Business School.
October 24, 2013
A panel of experts discusses the truths and misconceptions of the DCMA.
October 17, 2013
Atkinson gave the keynote address at Tecnomanagement 2013, one of Mexico’s largest technology conferences.
October 16, 2013
Representatives from Nordic nations will share their experience of crafting innovation policy and building globally competitive, 21st-century innovation economies.
September 30, 2013
Robert Atkinson will speak on forced localization at the "Implications of Localization Barriers in the Modern Global Economy" event in Geneva, Switzerland.
September 29, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented The Whole Picture: Where America's Broadband Networks Really Stand at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference.
September 27, 2013
This panel discussion will explore where the nation stands with the phase-out of the PSTN and the full deployment of IP broadband, on both the policy and technical fronts.
September 19, 2013
Robert Atkinson will present on "Achieving Shared Growth for the U.S. in a Global Economy" to the 2013 LEAD Conference.
September 18, 2013
This colloquium will explore opportunities for self-service innovation in government, identify key impediments to the adoption of self-service technologies and discuss strategies for enabling future implementation.
September 17, 2013
At this event, industry analyst David Price will unveil a new study that examines the size and scope of global Internet piracy.
September 11, 2013
Panelists will examine the policy reforms necessary to transform the U.S. engineering system to better meet the needs of the global technology economy.
September 10, 2013
A debate between Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF.
August 23, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on Innovation-Based Economic Development.
July 10, 2013
As policymakers strive to better leverage IT, while also cutting waste, innovation has never been more important. Numerous proposals including cloud computing have been presented to accomplish these goals.
June 21, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson gave the keynote address at an innovation policy forum presented by the Institute of Education and Research (Insper) in Sao Paulo.
June 21, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented "Brazil in the Global Innovation System" at conferences in Sao Paulo and Brasillia presented by Prospectiva.
June 17, 2013
ITIF will host a panel discussion of leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic who will evaluate the present state of broadband networks in the U. S. and Europe.
May 7, 2013
An event considering policy priorities for the 2013 America COMPETES Act reauthorization.
April 26, 2013
A panel discussion on recent studies on the state of broadband competition in the United States.
April 25, 2013
A panel of experts and stakeholders examine the issues and offer their recommendations for the next FCC Chairman's agenda.
April 11, 2013
ITIF host "The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century" book launch.
April 10, 2013
Exploring the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits.
April 9, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson presented the keynote address at the 2013 NACFAM conference.
April 6, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will deliver the keynote address at the STGlobal Conference.
April 3, 2013
The Policy Network in London will host a lunchtime debate on "Innovation Economics: Growth and Living Standards" in a Global Economy featuring Rob Atkinson.
March 26, 2013
"Innovation Economics" presentation at the Université Paris-Est.
March 21, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present on the issues related to science and technology, as well as investing in research and development for the future, in a presentation hosted by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.
March 19, 2013
Join IPI and ITIF for a lunch briefing to untangle Internet tax policy.
March 13, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present at Leading Edge Forum.
March 6, 2013
The Politico Pro team presents an in-depth conversation with special guest Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
March 1, 2013
Presentation on adoption of IP practices and trade strategies in developed and developing nations at the CES-GMU Workshop.
February 25, 2013
Rob Atkinson will moderate the panel "Get Smart about IP: Pros, Cons and Costs of Your Patent Strategy" as part of the 2013 ARPA-E Summit.
February 14, 2013
An event that will explore the causes, evidence, and consequences of faltering U.S. competitiveness.
February 13, 2013
From an economic policy perspective, the focus should not be on intangible capital vs. tangible capital.
February 6, 2013
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present on a panel at 2:35 PM on the effects of technology on industry.
February 4, 2013
ITIF and a distinguished panel explore issues impacting U.S. innovation and competitive advantage.
January 31, 2013
Rob Atkinson will present a pragmatic road map for how the United States can regain an innovation advantage in the global economy.
January 29, 2013
Energy Innovation 2013: Clean Energy, Ready for Primetime?
January 17, 2013
Does competition and trade with China increase innovation and productivity?
December 18, 2012
ITIF is co-hosting a roundtable discussion on Brazil’s new policies for science, technology, and innovation.
December 17, 2012
Reflection on the history of e-government, its current state, and how it can be improved over the next ten years.
December 13, 2012
China’s semiconductor industry poses an interesting advanced manufacturing puzzle.
December 12, 2012
Rob Atkinson will moderate a panel on entrepreneurialism based around "Innovation Economics" at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia.
December 11, 2012
What benefits the United States should expect to accrue by establishing an NNMI.
December 7, 2012
Rob Atkinson will moderate a panel discussion will address challenges and possibilities for the future of STEM education at the Embassy of Sweden.
December 4, 2012
Event on "Innovation Economics" at GMU Center for Science and Technology Policy.
November 29, 2012
Rob Atkinson will provide the luncheon keynote at the Washington Innovation Summit.
November 8, 2012
A panel discussion with Peter Cowhey on the growth of cloud computing, its impact on developing economies, and the policies that governments should pursue to realize the benefits of cloud computing.
November 7, 2012
Rob Atkinson Presenting "Innovation Economics" at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
October 23, 2012
Rob Atkinson will moderate a Microsoft Conversation on U.S. manufacturing on October 23, 2012.
October 18, 2012
Debate exploring two competing interpretations and examines what the United States needs to do to restore robust economic growth.
October 18, 2012
Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation at the National Press Club.
October 5, 2012
"Innovation Economics" presentation at the New America Foundation.
October 2, 2012
Rob Atkinson will present at FTC workshop "Competition & Consumer Protection Issues in the Pet Medications Industry"
September 24, 2012
A discussion of the opportunities, potential, and challenges of mHealth technology adoption in patient service industries.
September 24, 2012
Rob Atkinson's presentation to the 2012 World Computer Congress.
September 21, 2012
A panel presentation on “A Comparison of National Broadband Strategies in Developed and Developing Countries.”
September 20, 2012
The Budget Control Act would be a hard hit to federal R&D investments in life sciences, aerospace, defense and more, with significant long-term consequences to economic growth.
September 20, 2012
For the United States economy to thrive, its traded sectors, especially advanced manufacturing, must be globally competitive.
September 20, 2012
Rob Atkinson will give a presentation on “Successful Innovation In The Green Economy, The Importance of Legislation.”
September 19, 2012
Rob Atkinson will give a presentation on “Technology and the Future of Work.”
September 13, 2012
Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell present the findings and conclusions from their new book on a panel moderate by David Leonhardt.
August 27, 2012
Rob Atkinson will engage Jonathan Sallet and Jeff Eisenach in an interactive discussion of their views on the dynamics of broadband competition.
July 25, 2012
Rob Atkinson will speak at the annual SRII conference in San Jose, California.
July 23, 2012
ITIF host Lind for a discussion of the remarkable people, innovations and tumult of our history and what it could tell us about the present and future.
July 19, 2012
The U.S. needs to retain the R&D tax credit for innovation-based global competitiveness.
June 27, 2012
WIRE-Net's Board of Directors invited Rob Atkinson to address 2012 Annual Meeting.
June 12, 2012
Rob Atkison will present on the panel "How Labor and Manufacturers Are Forging Manufacturing’s New Path" at the Brookings' forum.
June 6, 2012
Exploring why America is sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline with Ed Luce.
June 6, 2012
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present at the STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness Workshop on June 6, 2012.
May 17, 2012
The U.S. needs to re-examine its competitiveness in the life sciences sector.
April 24, 2012
ITIF will host a debate on the future of the Ex-Im Bank.
April 19, 2012
ITIF, Silicon Flatirons and the Technology Policy Institute host The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond. Register now.
April 12, 2012
ITIF host Tom Kalil to discuss the efforts to meet Grand Challenges.
March 28, 2012
ITIF will explore what can be done at a federal level to improve productivity in higher education.
March 27, 2012
Rob Atkinson will be speaking on the panel "Manufacturing and the U.S. Jobs Base: What’s Gone Wrong?"
March 21, 2012
Join ITIF as we release a comprehensive report that reveals the truth about the troubling state of U.S. manufacturing.
March 19, 2012
Rob Atkinson will present the keynote speech at Global Trends Driving a Renaissance in U.S. Manufacturing.
March 15, 2012
ITIF finds that ITA expansion would benefit the U.S. in many sectors.
March 8, 2012
Release of a new report that benchmarks the competitiveness of the innovation and trade policies of 55 nations.
February 28, 2012
It is time for policymakers in the United States and other countries to wake up to the facts on Chinese trade policies and begin responding to today’s reality.
February 23, 2012
ITIF hosted Eddie Lazarus for reflections and a discussion about what's ahead for the FCC.
February 22, 2012
On February 22, Rob Atkinson will moderate "Why—and Which—Manufacturing Matters: Innovation and Production in the United States."
February 14, 2012
On February 14, 2012, ITIF President Rob Atkinson will be presenting on a panel as part of the American Competitiveness: What Works conference.
February 3, 2012
ITIF is holding a forum on applying the DARPA concepts to energy innovation.
February 1, 2012
The Great Recession has given way to a less-than-great recovery and the pressure is on for Washington to respond. ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will debate progressive economic policies.
January 18, 2012
With its vast holdings, the government has learned a thing or two about procurement and coordinating construction management and it plays a critical role in setting standards and undertaking industry-related R&D.
December 5, 2011
Recent analysis of the economic crisis fails to consider the loss of manufacturing jobs and lack of innovation in the U.S.
December 1, 2011
The thirteen myths of the internet era can be easily dispelled.
November 17, 2011
At Energy Innovation 2011, leading energy policy thinkers will address core issues and counter misguided but widely held beliefs about the clean energy innovation.
November 15, 2011
More government and private industry partnerships are needed for U.S. global manufacturing leadership.
November 11, 2011
Innovation economics will lead nations to developing a cohesive and effective innovation-productivity strategy.
November 11, 2011
Rob Atkinson will be giving the keynote presentation "E-Transformation for Competitiveness" as part of the conference Productivity, Innovation and Prosperity - The Great Australian Challenge.
November 2, 2011
Join us for an international forum discussing the future of health care innovation in times of financial crisis.
October 26, 2011
Rob Atkinson to present on advanced manufacturing and wealth creation as part of jobs conference.
October 24, 2011
The importance of innovation in IT and government leadership in IT practices.
October 18, 2011
Analyzing what lessons the U.S. can learn from Germany’s high-tech and innovation strategy.
October 6, 2011
An important discussion of the urgency and best approaches to USF reform.
October 4, 2011
Examining other countries' experiences with patent boxes in the race for global innovation advantage.
October 4, 2011
ITIF President Rob Atkinson to speak on IBM panel on the topic of frontiers in IT.
September 27, 2011
There is growing interest in corporate tax reform as a way to boost U.S. international competitiveness.
September 14, 2011
An assessment of international approaches to SME manufacturing and competitiveness.
July 20, 2011
A panel of experts debate policies to drive technological innovation for consumer empowerment in the electricity sector.
July 19, 2011
ITIF unveils an update of the renowned report.
July 19, 2011
A discussion of how corporate tax reform can help drive U.S. economic growth.
July 13, 2011
ITIF and National Journal explore the link between innovation and the public policy environment that develops new technology.
June 23, 2011
ITIF marks its 5th anniversary with a special policy forum on U.S. innovation and competitiveness.
June 22, 2011
With the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank upon us, ITIF releases a report that identifies the importance of export credit financing.
June 21, 2011
Rob Atkinson will moderate the panel at the Microsoft Smart Energy Policy Series.
June 1, 2011
A debate on government's role in promoting broadband adoption.
May 25, 2011
ITIF and an all-star panel discuss how the United States should craft the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a model trade agreement for the 21st century.
May 19, 2011
A luncheon to discuss and demystify what cloud computing is, how people are using the cloud, and what the policy implications are on Capitol Hill.
May 10, 2011
A panel explores how changes in the Internet marketplace are translating into new business models and industry structures.
May 6, 2011
Rob Atkinson will speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Forum on Science and Technology Policy.
May 2, 2011
Adam Segal and Rob Atkinson debate the threat of China's innovation policies.
April 26, 2011
A thought-provoking discussion on the urgent but winnable battle to restore U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
March 31, 2011
Members of Congress, senior leaders from the Department of Defense and leading thinkers in the private and NGO sectors discuss energy innovation at DOD.
March 21, 2011
Rob Atkinson and Tyler Cowen debate the premise of Cowen's new book.
March 16, 2011
ITIF reunites the FCC team that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into people’s daily lives.
March 16, 2011
Presentation at the Council of Graduate Schools Research Forum.
March 10, 2011
ITIF hosts a half-day conference on how to boost productivity and competitiveness by advancing emerging growth sectors.
March 9, 2011
ITIF hosts key Obama Administration officials and top private sector leaders for a discussion of the Administration's "Strategy for American Innovation."
February 16, 2011
Rob Atkinson served as moderator at the OECD-NSF Workshop Roundtable Debate.
February 9, 2011
Rob Atkinson moderated for event regarding the release of the SAFE Transportation Paper.
February 7, 2011
Two leading advocates of increased federal investment in innovation face off against two leading opponents.
February 7, 2011
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski makes remarks on Universal Service reform at an event hosted by ITIF.
February 3, 2011
Rob Atkinson gave a presentation at the State of Downtown Economic Forum.
January 31, 2011
ITIF will host a panel of experts to discuss a new study from Envisional that estimates the amount of Internet traffic attributed to online piracy.
January 31, 2011
Rob Atkinson held an online presentation on Broadband for Case University Students.
January 28, 2011
ITIF examines the four principle antitrust doctrines, how they influence approaches to and positions on antitrust, and how the field of antitrust can move forward to better cope with the challenges of the 21st century, innovation-based global economy.
January 26, 2011
Rob Atkinson presentated at the GLOCOM CTO Roundtable Meeting.
January 25, 2011
Rob Atkinson presented at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.
January 19, 2011
Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, and ITIF President Rob Atkinson will offer a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and lay out a vision to restore our global economic leadership.
January 18, 2011
Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel at Senator Klobuchar's Innovation Summit.
January 14, 2011
Rob Atkinson gave the keynote at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.
January 12, 2011
Rob Atkinson participated on a panel at the CAMI Innovation Conference.
January 12, 2011
Rob Atkinson participated in a panel discussion examining how the U.S. can best foster investment in medical innovation.
December 15, 2010
ITIF and other leading policy think tanks host a day-long conference to ask the hard questions about energy technology policy and innovation in America.
December 9, 2010
Rob Atkinson participated in the NCSL Fall Forum panel.
December 7, 2010
Rob Atkinson presented on the importance of STEM Education at the Newseum.
December 6, 2010
Robert D. Atkinson will be presenting/speaking at an event hosted by Boeing "Leading and Nurturing a High Tech Enterprise" in St. Louis, MO.
December 2, 2010
Rob Atkinson discusses the research and development tax credit, innovation policy and U.S. global competitiveness.
November 22, 2010
ITIF presents the report “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (and the Self destructive) of Innovation Policy: A Policy Maker’s Guide to Crafting Effective Innovation Policy.”
November 18, 2010
ITIF unveils the latest data on how the states are doing in efforts to be competitive in the global, entrepreneurial, innovation- and knowledge-based New Economy.
November 18, 2010
Rob Atkinson participated on a panel at the Politico Conference.
November 16, 2010
ITIF and Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications host a discussion of the issues that are shaping the future of digital communications.
November 16, 2010
Jeff Weintraub of Fleishman-Hillard Public Affairs interviews Rob Atkinson about the factors that affect how the U.S. promotes innovation in the global market.
November 16, 2010
"Transforming the World with ICT" presentation at the National Defense University.
November 11, 2010
Rob Atkinson presented at the PILMA Winter Meeting.
October 27, 2010
Rob Atkinson presented at the Rural Smart Grid Summit.
October 21, 2010
Rob Atkinson gave the Keynote Presentation at the Kansas Economic Policy Conference.
October 19, 2010
ITIF unveils the report "Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change."
October 5, 2010
A presentation and discussion of ITIF's report, "Who's Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy Perspectives."
October 1, 2010
A lively panel explores the role of Differentiated Services and similar technologies in the design of the Internet, their status on the Internet of today, and the impact of such plans on future innovations.
September 28, 2010
A discussion of IP enforcement issues with a special keynote from Victoria Espinel, the U.S. IP Enforcement Coordinator.
September 14, 2010
Learn more about the commercial significance of mobile broadband and what policymakers must do to ensure its vitality.
July 28, 2010
Rob Atkinson's presentation at the "Science, Technology and Innovation: Imperatives for National and Economic Security" conference.
July 22, 2010
ITIF presents a conversation with Dr. Rob Epstein, the Chief Medical Officer of Medco to learn more about the latest innovations in healthcare technology.
July 21, 2010
ITIF hosts a discussion on innovation policy both in the United States and the OECD with US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Andrew Wyckoff, Karen Kornbluh, Robert Atkinson and others.
June 30, 2010
ITIF hosts a presentation by Clyde Prestowitz on his new book, "The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era."
June 21, 2010
We have heard for years that the U.S. lags behind many other countries when it comes to broadband. But just how far behind are we and why?
June 1, 2010
What's next for net neutrality after the DC Circuit's ruling in Comcast v. FCC? A panel of experts will discuss the options at an event co-sponsored by ITIF and Free State Foundation.
May 24, 2010
Why does sector competitiveness vary so widely even within developed economies? Does it just happen or is it a result of specific government policies?
April 14, 2010
ITIF will release a new report "Embracing the Self-Service Economy" at this event.
April 8, 2010
This ITIF debate will discuss the role government should play in U.S. innovation and economic policy.
March 26, 2010
A seminar that will explore ways to face various health IT challenges by sharing the vast experiences Sweden and the United States have in this area.
March 16, 2010
ITIF President Rob Atkinson will speak at an event with former President Bill Clinton and others to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first dot-com.
March 9, 2010
ITIF President Rob Atkinson will talk about technologies to lower the cost of journalism and other issues during a two-day work the FTC to explore how the Internet has affected journalism.
March 5, 2010
ITIF, Silicon Flatirons and Public Knowledge host a conference on FCC reform.
March 2, 2010
ITIF event discussing a new report that explains how mobile networks are changing.
February 23, 2010
ITIF hosts a panel discussion on the role of IT in the intelligence community.
February 23, 2010
ITIF hosts a round-table discussion among the leading players in the Open Internet debate.
February 3, 2010
At this event Carnegie Mellon Professor Erica Fuchs examines the impact of offshore manufacturing on innovation, using the photonics and automobile industries as case studies.
January 27, 2010
ITIF discusses a report that offers a set of policy recommendations for how federal and state governments can take steps to accelerate the deployment of intelligent transportation systems.
January 26, 2010
ITIF hosts a presentation by Syracuse University Professor Milton Mueller over the movement to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy.
December 15, 2009
ITIF discusses a report documenting the current state of digital piracy and describing how innovative technology such as content identification can be used to reduce piracy.
December 14, 2009
A discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, UK Business Ambassador and former Minister, UK Trade & Investment.
November 18, 2009
A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Breakthrough Institute, Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant, is the first to benchmark public sector clean energy technology investments in four nations: China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Please join ITIF and the Breakthrough Institute for a discussion of the report’s findings.
November 17, 2009
ITIF releases a report that identifies the leading nations in mobile payments, explains why the United States lags so far behind, and offers policy recommendations.
November 5, 2009
ITIF hosts a discussion of the findings of a new study “Demand-Side Programs to Stimulate Adoption of Broadband: What Works?” by Professors Janice Hauge and James E. Prieger. In addition, ITIF releases the report “Policies to Increase Broadband Adoption at Home” that details a number of policy proposals that could significantly spur an increase in broadband adoption.
November 2, 2009
ITIF hosts a discussion of the tension between regulation and innovation in the Internet context.
October 16, 2009
Professor and author Eric Brynjolfsson, one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of information technology in driving economic growth and business competitive advantage, presents findings from his new book "Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy."
October 7, 2009
American universities play an important role in spurring technological innovation, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. But they can do more, especially if the federal government makes a more concerted effort to help universities commercialize and transfer new technologies.
October 6, 2009
The United States is losing ground quickly in the innovation sweepstakes to Japan, Denmark and other nations. There’s nothing mysterious about why: These and other nations have designed and funded federal policies to spur innovation, and we have not.
September 28, 2009
Join ITIF for an event to discuss the recent ITIF report that benchmarks national innovation policies and analyzes what the United States can learn from the worlds’ ten most innovation-forward countries.
September 21, 2009
Join ITIF and a panel of international experts to discuss IT-based stimulus investments in G-20 countries and the role of ICT in supporting global economic recovery.
July 23, 2009
This ITIF event will examine the issue of corporate tax reform, including laying out the principles that should guide corporate tax reform given the realities of the global economy and the types of specific policy recommendations that should be considered. ITIF will also release a new report, Principles of Corporate Tax Reform in the Global Innovation Economy.
July 20, 2009
Please join ITIF and William Bonvillian, Director of the MIT Washington Office and a former senior adviser in the U.S. Senate, at an event to discuss key finding from his book, Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution.
July 20, 2009
Rob Atkinson's presentations, "Transforming the World with Information Technology" and "Innovation-Based Economic Development" at the 2009 WFS conference in Chicago.
July 16, 2009
Please join us for a discussion of a new ITIF report, How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools with the report authors, Tim McDonald and Curtis Johnson of the Education|Evolving. The authors will discuss why the existing school reform movement has stalled, how information technology can enable the emergence of fundamentally new kinds of schools.
June 24, 2009
In an ITIF report to be released, Duke Law School professors Stuart Benjamin and Arti Rai propose that the Obama administration (or Congress, if Congress is willing) create an Office of Innovation Policy.
June 10, 2009
Please join the Brookings Institution, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Breakthrough Institute to discuss the need for a explicit innovation policy to address the challenge of global climate change.
May 21, 2009
Please join ITIF to discuss how “Fiber to the Library” (FTTL), as a national spearhead deployment project, could quickly deliver access to next-generation broadband.
May 14, 2009
Join ITIF and an expert panel for an event exploring policies Congress and the Administration can consider to drive the use of IT to enhance mobility, increase transportation safety and make a positive impact on the environment.
April 29, 2009
Join ITIF & LSE in London to discuss findings from a report that estimates the impact on employment of additional investment in three important technologies: broadband Internet, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart grid.
March 5, 2009
ITIF release a report on the need for next-generation broadband in the United States.
February 25, 2009
In this event, ITIF will release a report that uses 16 indicators to assess the global innovation-based competitiveness of 36 countries and 4 regions. Thr report finds that while the U.S. still leads the EU in innovation-based competitiveness, it ranks sixth overall. Moreover, the U.S. ranks last in progress toward the new knowledge-based innovation economy over the last decade.
February 6, 2009
Unless broadband stimulus measures are crafted in a way that spurs the most investment for a given amount of public support, the opportunity for stimulus and broadband deployment will be reduced.
January 30, 2009
Under current tax law, U.S. companies can defer the U.S. tax on the profits earned by their foreign-based subsidiaries until they transfer those profits back to the parent company here in the United States. In their new report, Robert Shapiro and Aparna Mathur analyze the impact of temporarily reducing the U.S. tax on repatriated profits on U.S. jobs, capital investment, and the financial squeeze.
January 7, 2009
Join ITIF to discuss findings from a new report that gives a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of spurring investment in three critical digital networks: broadband, the smart grid and health IT.
December 17, 2008
Please join us for an event to discuss how recent theoretical and empirical work has called into question the core tenants of the neo-classical doctrine—that markets are stable, are driven by rational actors responding solely to price signals, and require little role for government in driving growth.
December 11, 2008
If ISPs are to provide customers a good Internet service and operate their networks efficiently, they must be able to allocate bandwidth between users and apply network management tools to shape traffic from multiple applications.
November 21, 2008
A debate on the status of competition in the broadband market.
November 18, 2008
Find out which states are leading, and which are lagging, in the United States’ transformation to a global, entrepreneurial, digital, and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, when ITIF releases its 2008 State New Economy Index. The Index, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ranks states on 29 indicators in five key areas—knowledge jobs, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism, IT, and innovation—on the extent to which their economies are effectively structured to operate and compete regionally as well as globally. The report also lays out an innovation-based policy agenda designed to help states succeed economically in these turbulent times.
November 17, 2008
In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from a recent report that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.
October 8, 2008
ITIF will host a forum to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.
October 2, 2008
ITIF hosted a forum with Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.
September 10, 2008
ITIF will host a forum discussing U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, and release a report responding to RAND’s U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology report.
September 9, 2008
ITIF calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict.
July 10, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson discusses privacy in the digital era at Congressional Quarterly’s Forum on Technology.
May 1, 2008
Rob Atkinson presents the report "Explaining International Broadband Leadership," which examines OECD nations through in-depth case studies and statistical analysis.
March 22, 2008
On April 22, 2008, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. ITIF, MPP and the Council on Competitiveness will host an innovation briefing. The event will preview two major new reports on federal economic policy: “Boosting Productivity, Innovation, and Growth Through a National Innovation Foundation,” by ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Howard Wial, a Brookings economist; and “Clusters for Competitiveness: A New Federal Role for Stimulating Regional Economies,” by venture capitalist Karen Mills; Liz Reynolds, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral student; and Andrew Reamer, a Fellow at Brookings.
March 12, 2008
ITIF hosted an event to debate the technical and economic reasons ISPs may need to manage their networks in the face of increasing bandwidth demands.
March 11, 2008
ITIF President Robert Atkinson’s presentation to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence outlines the intelligence implications of our increasingly digital economy and society.
January 22, 2008
An event marking the publication of an ITIF report articulating a national broadband strategy. ITIF President Rob Atkinson will present proposals from the report.
December 10, 2007
Benchmarking Digital Inclusion, a presentation by ITIF President Rob Atkinson to the Digital Inclusion Forum on December 10, 2007.
October 26, 2007
A discussion of the importance of information technology for health care, featuring former Representative Nancy Johnson, Dr. Alan Lotvin, Senior Vice President, ICORE Magellan Health Services, and Dr. Edna O. DeVries, Central Division Medical Director, Marshfield Clinic. Rob Atkinson, President, ITIF and Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst will release a new report on how electronic health records can improve health care.
October 19, 2007
A distinguished panel of experts discuss the state of broadband competition, how public policy can spur cutting-edge, “killer apps,” and the kind of policies needed to enable America to full advantage of broadband.
October 3, 2007
Professor Ken Kraemer, the co-author of a recent study of IT value chains, discussed the nature of the global supply chain for the iPod and notebook computer: where value is created, what each nation specializes in, and how much value each captures. Kraemer and ITIF President Rob Atkinson then discussed what kinds of public policies the United States needs to adopt to ensure that we stay competitive and capture a larger share of the value chain.
October 2, 2007
A discussion of the white space issue, with a particular focus on how emerging technologies can open up spectrum white spaces to unlicensed devices and thereby spur a new round of digital innovation.
September 24, 2007
A discussion of the importance of four free trade agreements currently under consideration, featuring Jamie Estrada, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce; Marc Lautenbach, Americas General Manager, IBM Corporation; and John Zogby, pollster president of Zogby International.
September 18, 2007
A briefing event to unveil the new ITIF report featuring presentations from Robert Atkinson, President of ITIF, and Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst with ITIF. See details and video from the event.
July 26, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the IBM Forum on Global Leadership, titled Creating Open Partnerships.
June 21, 2007
At this event, ITIF released a new report that outlines specific steps Congress and the Administration can take to combat this new wave of technology protectionism. It featured remarks by Congressman Artur Davis, 7th District, Alabama.
June 15, 2007
ITIF presented a dialogue between Scott Wallsten, Director of Communications Policy at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and author of the forthcoming ITIF report. The debate was moderated by Kathleen Wallman. See video and presentation slides from the event.
June 13, 2007
See video, presentation slides, and other details from ITIF debate to mark the release of new ITIF report.
June 7, 2007
Featuring a presentation from Ian Fletcher, Chief Executive, UK Office of Intellectual Property, followed by a discussion moderated by ITIF President Dr. Robert Atkinson. The Forum took place at ITIF offices in Washington, DC.
May 22, 2007
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), ITIF President Rob Atkinson and ITIF Senior Analyst Julie Hedlund spoke at an ITIF event to release a new ITIF report on patent reform at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226, in Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Senior Analyst Daniel Castro spoke at an ITIF event marking the release of a new ITIF report. See details and video from the event.
April 4, 2007
Takashi Ebihara spoke at an ITIF Policy Forum about the Japanese “Broadband Miracle.” Mr. Ebihara is a Senior Director of the Corporate Strategy Department at NTT East Corporation, the largest local telecommunications provider in Japan.
March 26, 2007
On Monday, March 26, 2007, New York Law School Professor Beth Noveck, Marc Williams, Governmental Programs Executive, IBM and Kaz Kazenske, Senior Director, Microsoft, spoke at an ITIF Policy Forum on the Peer to Patent Project and Patent Reform.
March 13, 2007
On March 13, 2007, Intuit CEO Steve Bennett spoke at an ITIF event to release “Digital Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Impact of the IT Revolution” at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.
May 4, 2006
On May 4th, ITIF President Rob Atkinson debated radio frequency identification (RFID) foe Katherine Albrecht at the 16th Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
April 21, 2006
Remarks by Rob Atkinson at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Conference.