Can Open Innovation Regain America's Competitive Edge?

Oct 20, 2010, 16:48 ET from Arizona State University

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Arizona State University:

What:  Forum featuring eight leaders in technology's Open Innovation movement, moderated by ASU President Michael Crow

When:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 29th, 2010 (refreshments at 8:30 a.m.)

Where:  The Ballroom, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Topic:  Sharpening America's competitive edge through Open Innovation

The creation of new global industries, companies, organizations, and partnerships has long been dominated by American innovators. In today's challenging world, the U.S. is often playing catch up to new innovators in India, China and Europe. Is it too late for America to retain the lead? Has our entrepreneurial edge dulled? Will China and India "out innovate" us at our own game?

Join these experts as they examine America's entrepreneurial spirit and propose bold ideas for how Open Innovation can sharpen our edge.  (

The panel of eight Open Innovation leaders includes:

  • Diana Wells, President, Ashoka
  • Amy Stursberg, Executive Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation
  • Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat, Inc.
  • Santokh Badesha, Manager of Open Innovation, Xerox
  • Matthew Von Ertfelda, Vice President of Insight, Strategy, and Innovation, Marriot International
  • Chris Thomas, CTO for Intel World Ahead Team, Intel Corporation
  • Mitzi Montoya, Executive Dean, Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation
  • Rob Pegoraro, Consumer Technology Columnist, The Washington Post

Moderator:  Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

SOURCE Arizona State University