Can technology innovation – coupled with the boldest kind of leadership – work together to start fixing the most intractable problems facing America?
On July 21 – we’re going to find out. The countdown to MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is on.
The forum is convening bipartisan leaders from Congress, the Biden administration, and America’s tech industry for a frank examination of the most pressing problems facing citizens in our democracy. Then we’re mapping out creative solutions to those from the nexus of policy and technology.
The transformational work begins on July 21 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The first steps in a long journey to making a better country and society for all start here.
Here are the big problems – and bigger opportunities – that we’re tackling:
- Education and Workforce;
- Global Competitiveness;
- Security and Privacy;
- Diversity and Inclusion;
- Citizen Services
Here is who’s coming to lead the way from the Biden administration:
- Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja;
- National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan;
- S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro [pending].
Along with the leading tech-thinkers from all viewpoints in Congress (with more to come):
- Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.
- Gerry Connolly, D-Va.
- Gary Palmer, R-Ala.
- Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
- Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill.
- Tom Emmer, R-Minn.
- Jim Himes, D-Conn.
- Stephanie Bice, R-Okla.
- Bill Foster, D-Ill.
- Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J.