Cloud Computing: the next big thing or incremental improvement?

| October 25, 2011

Are you interested in hearing from the same technology expert that members US congress turn to for advice?  

Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a Washington DC based, technology policy think tank will speak about how the cloud compares with other technology innovations and about its place in a technologically advanced economy. 

When: Tuesday, 8 November 2011
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: NSW Trade & Investment Centre

Parkes Room, Level 47
19 Martin Place, Sydney 
What does the Cloud mean for the volatile new economy?

Is it revolutionary and how will it be regulated?

The National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing, the National Consultative Committee on Security and Risk and Global Access Partners would like to invite First 5000 members to attend the event.

Robert Atkinsonis founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and one of the US’ foremost thinkers on innovation economics.

With an extensive background in technology policy, he has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally.

He is the author of The Race for Global Innovation Advantage and Why the U.S. is Falling Behind (Yale, forthcoming) and The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005).

Prior to joining ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of its Technology and New Economy Project. Ars Technica listed Atkinson as one of 2009’s Tech Policy People to Watch.

He has testified before a number of committees in Congress and has appeared in various media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC Nightly News. He received his PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. 

To RSVP or enquire about the event contact Olga at Global Access Partners on (02) 8303 2420 by Tuesday 1 November.