Speaker: Joe Trippi Speaker: Lee Rainie Presider: Drew J. Ladner
As more citizens turn online for information and opinions, the Internet plays an increasingly central role in empowering and shaping public involvement in the political process on issues ranging from the war inIraq to the Dubai Ports controversy. As elections approach, join Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie for a discussion on how the Internet has changed the public’s role in policymaking, and how current trends may impact the future.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini discusses his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He also describes the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Against the backdrop of the global debt crisis and its lingering aftershocks, enormous technological changes have steadily unfolded. SAP, as the largest business software company in the world by sales, is at the center of how these technologies are changing the ways that businesses and governments operate, plan, and act on information. SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing impact of technology on the global economy and on policymakers. He also addresses the potential of technology to help businesses around the world drive growth, jobs, and innovation.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini will discuss his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He will also describe the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Research prepared by the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice offers the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the Internet on GDP and growth, while also considering the most relevant tools governments and businesses can use to get the most benefit from the digital transformation.
In his piece for the Financial Times Magazine, Shawn Donnan discusses Google's latest venture into the world of philanthropy: Google Ideas. Described as a "think/do-tank", it either amounts to a bold attempt to stretch the boundaries of corporate social responsibility, perhaps even to rewire the entire role of business in today's world -- or, with its brief to find solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems, the ultimate expression of new tech bubble bravado.
The Center for Strategy and Technology suggests that the Air Force continue to anticipate and develop countermeasures to emerging threats in order to proactively protect and dominate the cyberspace domain of the future.
In his EPI guide, L. Josh Bivens reports on the ubiquitous offshoring of jobs that were once reserved for domestic labor and are now available to a foreign work force. The rise of internet commerce and technology enables positions to open up to international competition. In the past, these jobs were insular, excluding foreign labor. The offshoring trend has consequences on the U.S. economy.
If Congress does not approve the U.S.-India nuclear deal, “it would damage the bilateral relationship,” concludes a new Special Report. Congress should adopt a two-stage approach: formally endorsing the deal’s basic framework, while delaying final approval until it is assured that critical nonproliferation needs are met.
While the "threat of a nuclear attack by terrorists has never been greater," the U.S. government has yet to make prevention the highest priority, says a new Council on Foreign Relations report that outlines ways to reduce the possibility of nuclear terrorism.