Two years ago, I had the opportunity to become a part of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). I walked into the kickoff meeting with much enthusiasm. Yes, it was indeed an honor to be asked to serve our great country in such a role. Yes, I was going to meet other bright minds from all over the country — many of whom I either knew or had read about their work.
As Special Advisor to the Executive Director of SelectUSA, I advise the Executive Director on a range of policy and operational processes that allow us to use the convening power of the U.S. government to showcase this nation as the prime location for investment and ultimately job creation.
This week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews traveled to Silicon Valley to participate in two meetings of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors (DEBA). Today, Andrews delivered opening remarks at the second public meeting of the full DEBA, thanking members for their contributions to the Commerce Department’s successes in the digital economy space.
On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and a delegation of U.S. government officials and company executives arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet with Ukrainian business and government leaders, including President Poroshenko.
Through its Open Data and Mobility program, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revolutionizing how it delivers data, tells stories, promotes transparency, and empowers data-driven decision making.