Tag Archives: ITIF

RNC forum focuses on rethinking STEM education

This week, I was fortunate to attend the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) policy panel at the Republican National Convention (RNC), “How the next administration can foster innovation, boost productivity, and increase U.S. competitiveness.” The discussion evinced a key tension in the debate over the role regulation should play in innovation, and the means by which policymakers can foster ... Read More »

What will the future look like? Consumers may decide

Last week, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a panel discussion on IT and disruptive innovation featuring the authors of Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business. The discussion focused on the way in which consumers leave a code trail, or “halo” in virtually everything they do from ... Read More »

Time to retire the “digital divide”?

Today prominent researcher John Horrigan proposed a new take on what many have referred to as “digital literacy” as part of a new report released at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). “Digital Readiness” shares findings from a 2013 national survey and proposes recommendations to address the “twin challenges of trust and skills in a society in which digital ... Read More »

RSVP now: ALA to participate in digital readiness panel in DC June 17

In spite of the growing prominence of and reliance on Internet-connected devices, nearly one-third of American adults lack the digital readiness necessary to properly utilize many new technological applications. Next Tuesday, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will convene an expert panel to analyze the current state of digital readiness and present policy recommendations for improving American’s technical know-how ... Read More »