2016 European Union Innovation Teleconference with Robert Madelin Recap

On July 25th, The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies held our 2016 European Union Innovation Teleconference featuring Robert Madelin, the Senior Adviser on Innovation to the President of the European Commission, who most recently has produced a report on innovation for the Commission (for full background, notes and references, click here). Below is a lightly-edited transcript of a teleconference, and should not be quoted without confirmation from the relevant participant. Robert was talking from his position as a senior member of the European Commission’s in-house think tank. His recent report, like all the output of that team, carries the caveat that it reflects the author’s views and not those of his employer.

Conversation with Robert Madelin

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Response to the New York Times Think Tank Articles

The world of think tanks, as the latest  New York Times pieces on think tanks (and here) make clear, is a murky one. The Times’ reports raise serious questions about their sources of funds, potential conflicts of interest, and the lucrative manner in which many of their “scholars”  juggle their not-for-profit and commercial activities. Of course, to those who swim in these waters these reports hold no surprises. And they are timely, as this is  C-PET’s summer request for you to help fund our work. Yes, you.

When I’m asked about how Washington policy institutes are funded my quick answer is this one: Either they are partisan, or they launder lobbying dollars. Since we fall in neither of these categories, funding has always been a challenge for C-PET...

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Neil Armstrong’s Birthday

Today, August 5, is the birthday of the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

To commemorate that extraordinary achievement, and to lament the essential loss of nearly a half-century of American space prowess, we’re re-publishing below the C-PET tribute I wrote on August 25, 2012, the day he died.

As we persist in what is surely the most narcissistic election campaign in our lifetimes, and potentially the most consequent in the history of the Republic, it’s never been more important to recall America’s future-oriented global vision and its cosmological entailments. And, as we penny-pinch our spending, that there was one year in the mid-60s when NASA received almost 5% of the entire federal budget.

Neil Armstrong, thank you for your service.

On the Death of the Man on t...

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Upcoming C-PET Event: Internet of Things Global Summit October 6 and 7

Join The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies for the next Washington, DC Internet of Things Global Summit on October 6 and 7 of this year. Once again C-PET is delighted to partner with Forum Global in the key IoT policy event in the calendar.

We have a galaxy of star speakers. Just confirmed: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny.

Other speakers will include Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Commerce; Dean Garfield of the Information Technology Industry Council; and Nagy Hanna, C-PET Senior Fellow and former head of corporate strategy with the World Bank.

As usual, the event is free of charge to federal and other government employees, and there is a 20% discount to friends of C-PET. Read More  detai...

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2016 Presidential Election Teleconference with James C. Greenwood Recap

On July 12th, The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies held our 2016 Presidential Election Teleconference series featuring James C. Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Association, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania. Below is  a lightly-edited transcript of a teleconference, and should not be quoted without confirmation from the relevant participant.

Conversation with BIO CEO James C. Greenwood
Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
Moderated by Dr. Nigel Cameron

July 12, 2016

Cameron: Good morning, this is Nigel Cameron at the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington D.C...

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Upcoming C-PET Event: EU Innovation Teleconference featuring Robert Madelin

Join the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies as we host a 2016 European Union innovation teleconference on July 25 at 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. featuring Robert Madelin, the Senior Adviser on Innovation to the European Commission.

Please follow this link for registration and more information: http://c-pet.eventbrite.com/

We shall email you call-in details 24 hours before the event. Please mute your phone.

If you wish to ask a question during the call, please email it (beforehand or during the call) to nigel.m.cameron@c-pet.org, and we shall invite you into the discussion at an appropriate point if time permits.

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Upcoming C-PET Event: S and T Policy Update from the White House featuring Thomas Kalil

Join the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies as we host a 2016 science and technology policy update from the White House teleconference on July 14 at 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. featuring Thomas Kalil, the Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council.

Please be advised that this event Is Closed to the Press, thank you for your cooperation.

Follow this link for registration and more information: http://c-pet.eventbrite.com/

We shall email you call-in details 24 hours before the event. Please mute your phone.

If you wish to ask a question during the call, please email it (beforehand or during the call) to nigel.m.cameron@c-pet...

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Upcoming C-PET Events: Election Teleconference Series Featuring James C. Greenwood and Linda Moore

Join the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies as we host our 2016 Election Teleconference on July 12 at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. featuring James C. Greenwood, the President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Association, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.

Join C-PET again on July 20 at 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. with Linda Moore, the President & CEO of TechNet, the nation’s preeminent, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives.

Please follow this link for registration and more information: http://c-pet.eventbrite.com/

We shall email you call-in details 24 hours before the event. Please mute your phone.

If you wish to ask a question during the call, please email it (beforehand or during the call) to nigel.m.cameron@c-pet...

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2016 Presidential Election Teleconference with Norman Augustine Recap

On July 1st, The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies held our first 2016 Presidential Election Teleconference featuring Norman Augustine, the former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, who led the benchmark National Academies report Rising Above the Gathering Storm. Below is a link for the full conversation as well as a lightly-edited transcript of a teleconference, and should not be quoted without confirmation from the relevant participant.

https://www.freeconference.com/Recordings/ConferenceRecording-15975883-403722.mp3

Nigel Cameron: Let me welcome everyone to this teleconference Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies here in Washington DC, the first of a series which we have focusing on S and T policy questions, with the elections coming up in the fall...

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Upcoming C-PET Events: Election Teleconference Series Featuring Norman Augustine and Gary Shapiro

Join the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies as we host our 2016 Election Teleconference on July 1 at 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. featuring Norman Augustine, the former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, who led the benchmark National Academies report Rising Above the Gathering Storm.

Join C-PET again on July 7 at 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. with Gary Shapiro, the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Please follow this link for registration and more information: http://c-pet.eventbrite.com/

We shall email you call-in details 24 hours before the event. Please mute your phone.

If you wish to ask a question during the call, please email it (beforehand or during the call) to nigel.m.cameron@c-pet...

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