The National Chamber Foundation hosted a series of small events to examine our nation's current job crisis, assess the new administrations' efforts to stem the losses, and evaluate what steps need to be taken to get America back to work.
The third event in this series was entitled: A Pro-Tech Agenda: Rebooting the Digital Economy
Technology has the ability to transform every sector of the U.S. economy. President Obama recently signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which includes significant funding to spur the deployment of broadband across the country, modernize the electric grid, and improve the nation's healthcare system through the use of information technology. This event looked at how this funding will be distributed and whether it will put Americans back to work in meaningful jobs that will endure, bolster the nation's economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life for everyone.
Robert Atkinson, PhD, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Sharon F. Canner, Senior Director, Advocacy Programs College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME)
Raquel Noriega, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Connected Nation
Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Ph.D., Chairman and Manageing Partner, Empiris LLC
Discussion Leader: Jason Goldman; Counsel, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce