The Obama administration once again has shown its commitment to technology and acknoloegment of the importance of the private sector with its participation in the Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative. The nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, keynoted the Council on Competitiveness’ Compete: Technology forum earlier this week. The forum included more than two-dozen prominent technology leaders both from the private and public sectors. The seminar focused on improving US technology innovation, a better public-private partnership and how to use technology to increase efficiency and decrease expenses.
President of the Council on Competitiveness, Deborah L. Wince-Smith, praised Chopra’s commitment to the Technology & Leadership Strategy Initiative. “Mr. Chopra’s involvement today sends a strong signal that the Obama Administration is committed to engaging the private sector in the crucial area of technology, ” “this collaborative effort will result in enhanced prosperity for all Americans.”
Compete: Technology was lead by Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin, Ray Johnson, and Senior Vice President and Director of GE Global Research at the General Electric Company, Dr. Mark Little.
The second meeting for the Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative is scheduled November 9th in Washington D.C.