A former CEO-turned Congressman and two experts on the emerging new economy and entrepreneurship will offer their unique perspectives on cultivating Maryland’s future capacity for innovation and related job growth at the GBC’s September 26 Economic Outlook event in Baltimore.
Featured speakers at the 8 a.m. program at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel are:
• Congressman John Delaney. The only former CEO of a publicly-traded company in the House of Representatives, Delaney represents Maryland 6th District and has made himself a visible advocate on Capitol Hill for entrepreneurship, problem-solving through compromise and focusing the issue of economic competitiveness. He is a vocal advocate for public policies that nurture national competitiveness for economic growth and job creation. Among other things, he has proposed the creation of a privately-funded $50 billion national infrastructure bank to guarantee infrastructure-related debt of state and local governments.
• Stephen Ezell. A senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Ezell’s focuses include innovation economics and best practices for policymakers. His work encompasses science and technology policy and international competitiveness. In June, he authored a report on the true cost to the United States of IP theft. He blogs on issues ranging from U.S. competitiveness in life sciences research to policies for revitalizing American manufacturing.
• Newt Fowler. A partner at the Baltimore law firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP, Fowler heads one of the region’s leading business transaction and technology practices. He advises entrepreneurs and technology companies on “what really matters to their success.” He also advises many of the region’s technology companies on technology and intellectual property issues including commercialization, licensing and other IP transactions.