Restoring U.S. Competitiveness

CPPI Special Report

SPECIAL REPORT“Restoring U.S. Competitiveness: Navigating a Path Forward Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

Innovation and entrepreneurship fuel America’s economy and enable our businesses to grow, create new products and services, and generate good jobs. Maintaining U.S. competitiveness and innovation is one of the most important public policy challenges facing our nation.

The Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) is committed to assisting government officials in this area. To launch our multipart series Restoring U.S.Competitiveness, we convened a thought provoking luncheon panel discussion on fostering innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit here in the United States on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Capitol Visitor Center.


12:00 – 12:15: Welcoming Remarks

Chris’s bio

Chris Long
President, Center for Pubic Policy Innovation,CPPI

12:15 -12:30: Keynote Address

Peggy’s bio

Peggy Johnson
Executive Vice President and President, Global Market Development, Qualcomm

12:30 – 1:45: Panel Discussion


Gautham’s Twitter stream

Gautham Nagesh
Technology & Telecom Reporter, TheHill

Panelists include:

John’s bio

John Backus
Founder and Managing Partner
New Atlantic Ventures

Tom’s bio

Tom Weithman
Vice President
Center for Innovative Technology
Managing Director, CIT GAP Funds

Brink’s bio

Brink Lindsey
Senior Scholar, Research and Policy
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

1:45 – 2:00: Closing Remarks

Congressman Polis’s bio

Hon. Jared Polis
U.S. House of Representatives, Second District of ColoradoCo-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship