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Washington Innovation Summit
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)
Designed to focus on what really makes innovation economies grow, the Washington Innovation Summit is the must-attend event for our state's innovation-driven business and economic development community. This day-long conference was designed to identify new, effective strategies that will promote high-impact job growth and provide a framework for Washington's work in technology-based economic development.
Through a combination of expert speakers and interactive panel discussions, the 2012 Washington Innovation Summit will explore how we can grow, retain, and attract top talent; increase the competitiveness of our innovative industries; and expand opportunities for our state's citizens.
Robert D. Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Author, Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage
Author, State New Economy Index
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based technology policy think tank. He has an extensive background in technology policy: he has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and is a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally. Before establishing ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project.
In 2011, Washingtonian Magazine named Atkinson a “Tech Titan." He is also among the top 25 "Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of Information Technology" identified by Government Technology Magazine and the Center for Digital Government.
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The Technology Alliance is a statewide, not-for-profit organization of leaders from Washington's technology-based businesses and research institutions united by our vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state's citizens. Through programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities, we advance excellence in education, research, and entrepreneurship to support the growth of our high-impact industries; the creation of high-wage jobs; and economic prosperity for our entire state.