Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Stephen Ezell is the Vice President of Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, September 2012). Mr. Ezell comes to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he co-founded in 2003 to study the practice of innovation in service industries. At Peer Insight, Mr. Ezell led the Global Service Innovation Consortium, published multiple research papers on service innovation, and researched national service innovation policies being implemented by governments worldwide.

Prior to forming Peer Insight, Mr. Ezell worked in the New Service Development group at the NASDAQ Stock Market, where he spearheaded the creation of the NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk and the NASDAQ Corporate Services Network, services for NASDAQ-listed corporations. Previously, Mr. Ezell co-founded two successful innovation ventures, the high-tech services firm Brivo Systems and Lynx Capital, a boutique investment bank. Stephen holds a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with an Honors Certificate from Georgetown’s Landegger International Business Diplomacy program.

Recent Events

June 11, 2015

Please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Technology Policy Institute for an in-depth panel discussion about the European Commission’s recently unveiled strategy.

May 19, 2015

Join us for the release of a new ITIF paper "Innovation Principles for the 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill."

March 10, 2015

Join ITIF for a discussion of a thought-provoking new report "Technology: Reshaping the Global Economy" by Standard Chartered.

March 3, 2015

Join us for a lively discussion regarding the current state of U.S.-China economic, trade, and national security relations.

January 22, 2015

Join ITIF and the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi for a discussion of policy reforms needed to help India achieve more robust and sustainable levels of innovation, economic, and employment growth.

Recent Publications

July 24, 2015

For the sake of both future global innovation and for the interests of consumers and patients worldwide, we must stay the course on robust IP protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.

July 23, 2015

U.S. and EU policymakers will have to get data privacy and trade policies right if they want to maximize the growth potential of the transatlantic marketplace, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.

July 15, 2015

Provisions in the Trade in Services Agreement, which is currently under negotiation in Geneva, are not meant to erode privacy, writes Stephen Ezell in the Christian Science Monitor.

July 13, 2015

The European Commission must embrace the concept of comparative advantage and encourage the use of information and communications technologies if it wishes to forge a successful Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, writes Stephen Ezell in EurActiv.

June 26, 2015

The Senate’s proposed transportation reauthorization bill’s Innovation Title is promising, but ITS remains underfunded.

June 18, 2015

Latest data show competitors continue to significantly out-invest the United States in export credit, underlining the urgency of Ex-Im Bank authorization.

Recent Presentations

February 5, 2015

The presentation contends that the great age of innovation is far from over, but that a faltering policy environment is preventing American innovation from reaching its true potential.

January 26, 2015

Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell presented the Indian Economy at a Crossroads report in New Delhi.

November 30, 2014

This presentation provides an overview of Silicon Valley’s innovation economy, explaining the key elements making it the world’s most fertile innovation ecosystem.

November 20, 2014

Stephen Ezell presented on Mexico’s Innovation Ecosystem at the Wilson Center.

September 2, 2014

Stephen Ezell presented at the Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support’s Innovation by Collaboration conference.

June 13, 2014

Stephen Ezell spoke at PlanSmart New Jersey’s Regional Planning Summit