Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
"Designing an Intelligent U.S. Manufacturing Strategy"
ITIF VP, Global Innovation Policy Stephen Ezell will discuss insights from a forthcoming ITIF report on “Designing an Intelligent U.S. Manufacturing Strategy.” Ezell’s remarks will explain why the United States needs a well-conceptualized manufacturing strategy and speak to key policy actions the incoming administration and Congress can take to sustainably revitalize America’s productive economy. Digital and physical infrastructure represent key elements of this agenda, and Ezell will review what should be key components of a Trump digital infrastructure strategy. The discussion will also note what policies America’s competitors are getting right in these areas, and explain what the United States needs to do to keep pace.
Stephen Ezell is Vice President, Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based technology and economic policy think tank, where he focuses on science, technology, and innovation policy as well as international competitiveness, trade, and manufacturing policy issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, September 2012) and a co-author of Innovating in a Service-Driven Economy: Insights, Application, and Practice (Palgrave McMillan, November 2015). Mr. Ezell came to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he co-founded in 2003. He previously worked in the new product development group at NASDAQ. Mr. Ezell holds a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with an Honors Certificate from Georgetown’s Landegger International Business Diplomacy (IBD) program.
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