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Join us on March 2, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 PM for the public release of the National Academy of Engineering’s new report on Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work. The event will convene distinguished business, academic, and government leaders to discuss recommendations to help U.S. businesses and regions prosper in an era of rapid technological advances and increased competition.
Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed in the U.S. and around the world. These forces present challenges—lower wages and fewer jobs for a growing fraction of middle-class workers—as well as opportunities for “makers” and aspiring entrepreneurs to create entirely new types of businesses and jobs. The Academy’s Making Value for America report examines these challenges and opportunities and offers recommendations for collaborative actions between government, industry, and education institutions to help ensure that the U.S. thrives amid global economic changes and remains a leading environment for innovation.
Registration is now open. Participation in the event is free. However, space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended.
Confirmed speakers include:
Larry Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan, and former General Motors Corporate Vice President of R&D and Planning
Nick Donofrio, former Executive Vice-President for Technology and Innovation, IBM
Steve Hoover, Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Theresa Kotanchek, Chief Executive Officer, Evolved Analytics
Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Professor and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
Chad Syverson, J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer, Boeing
Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia