2:15PM Panel I: Innovation and Growth: Regional, National, and International Dimensions
Moderator: Jason Miller, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, National Economic Council, The White House
The Global Innovation Imperative
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies
The U.S. Innovation Strategy: The NIST Contribution
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Challenges and Opportunities for the New York Innovation Economy
Darren Suarez, Director of Government Affairs, Business Council of New York
3:45 PM Keynote Address
The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
4:15 PM Panel II: The New York Nanotechnology Cluster
Moderator: Rex Smith, Editor, Albany Times Union
The New York Innovation Economy and the Nanotechnology Cluster: The Role of SUNY
Timothy Killeen, Vice Chancellor for Research, SUNY, and President, Research Foundation for SUNY
New York’s Nanotechnology Model: Building the Innovation Economy
Ken Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development Commission
Pioneering Innovation to Drive an Educational and Economic Renaissance in New York State
Pradeep Haldar, Head of Nanoeconomics Constellation, College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, The State University of New York at Albany
5:15 PM Adjourn, Day 1

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