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Suggested Citation:"C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy." National Research Council. 1988. Globalization of Technology: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1101.
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APPENDIX C
The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy

Monday, March 30, 1987

Auditorium

4:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

H.Guyford Stever Council President

 

Presidents of Council Member Academies

Sir David Zeidler

President

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences

 

 

Poul Vermehren

President

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

 

 

Jaime Cervantes

Vice President

National Academy of Engineering of Mexico

 

 

Hans G.Forsberg

President

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

 

 

Sir Denis Rooke

President

The Fellowship of Engineering

Suggested Citation:"C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy." National Research Council. 1988. Globalization of Technology: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1101.
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Robert M.White

President

National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America

 

Introduction

Stephen D.Bechtel, Jr.

Chairman

Bechtel Group, Inc.

United States

 

Keynote

 

 

Globalization of Industry and Implications for the Future

Simon Ramo, Co-Founder TRW Inc., United States

Tuesday, March 31, 1987

Lecture Room

9:00 am

Session 1: Cutting Edge Technologies and Their Effects Chairman: Marco A.Murray-Lasso, National Academy of Engineering of Mexico

9:15 am

Manufacturing Technologies

Pehr Gyllenhammar

Chairman

AB Volvo, Sweden

10:00 am

New Materials

Pierre Aigrain

Scientific Advisor to the President of the Thomson Group, France

11:00 am

Information Technologies

Lars Ramqvist

Executive Vice President Ericsson Group, Sweden

1:30 pm

Session 2: Changes in Industry Sectors Resulting from Technology Advances

Chairman: Sir Francis Tombs, Chairman Rolls-Royce, Ltd.; Director, Rothschilds, United Kingdom

1:45 pm

Construction

Alden Yates

President

Bechtel Group, Inc.

United States

2:30 pm

Software

George E.Pake

Group Vice President

Corporate Research (retired)

Xerox Corp., United States

Suggested Citation:"C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy." National Research Council. 1988. Globalization of Technology: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1101.
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3:30 pm

Telecommunications

Hiroshi Inose

Chairman

Faculty of Engineering,

University of Tokyo; Director General, National Center for Science Information Systems, Japan

Wednesday, April 1, 1987

9:00 am

Session 3: Technology and the Global Economy: The Effects of Each on the Other

Panel Chairman: Alf Akerman, Vice Chairman, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences; Former President, SE-Banken, Gothenburg Group, Sweden

9:15 am

Panel:

Umberto Colombo, Chairman, Italian National Commission for Nuclear and Alternate Energy Sources, Italy

Gerald Dinneen, Vice President, Research and Development, Honeywell Inc., United States

Hajime Karatsu, Professor, Institute of Research and Development, Tokai University, Japan

Ralph Landau, Consulting Professor of Economics and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, United States

Enrique Martin del Campo, Executive Secretary for Education, Science and Culture, Organization of American States

10:45 am

Discussion

1:00 pm

Session 4: Regional and National Consequences of Globalizing Industry

Chairman: Sir David Zeidler, President, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, Australia

1:10 pm

Latin America, Mexico, and the United States

Emilio Carillo Gamboa Director General, Telefonos de México, Mexico

1:50 pm

Western Europe

Harry L.Beckers

Group Research Coordinator

Shell International;

Chairman, Industry Research & Development Advisory Committee, EEC, the Netherlands

Suggested Citation:"C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy." National Research Council. 1988. Globalization of Technology: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1101.
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2:45 pm

Pacific Rim

Jan E.Kolm

Chairman

National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Council (NRDDC),

Former Director

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Australia Limited, Australia

4:00 pm

Session 5: Overall Assessment

Panel Chairman: Morris Tanenbaum, Vice Chairman of the Board, AT&T, United States

4:15 pm

Panel:

Wolf Häfele, Director General, Nuclear Research Center, Jülich, Federal Republic of Germany

Sir Robin Nicholson, Executive Director, Pilkington Brothers plc, United Kingdom

Robert Malpas, Managing Director, British Petroleum Company, United Kingdom

Suggested Citation:"C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy." National Research Council. 1988. Globalization of Technology: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1101.
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