The Global Forum / Shaping the Future
- an annual & independent non for profit international event dedicated to Business and Policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Information Society
- supported by organizations around the world, interested in sharing and influencing global IT agendas, and enabling business and government leaders from all ICT sectors to meet, exchange and create projects and PPP partnerships
- bringing together, since 1992, each year, more than 300 high level key actors from the Information Society, from all over the world
- providing an arena for the exposure of divergent points of views
- presenting a great opportunity for the participants to develop imaginative solutions in partnership with each other during both formal and informal face to face discussions and after the Forum by electronic networking
- enabling its participants to keep abreast with the latest developments in technology, regulation, markets and applications of communications and broadcast (interactive TV, telephony, etc...)
The Global Forum is now in its 19th year. It has been held in numerous cities around the world and is sometimes referred to as the “Davos of IT.” It has the support of the European Commission, many governments and most of the major Western ICT corporations.
Dates: Global Forum 2010, November Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th, in Washington DC
Place: Washington DC, USA
At the Marvin Center, the George Washington University
The 19th edition of the Global Forum is organized by Items International, an international consulting firm based in Paris, France; the Sophia Antipolis Foundation, a science park recognized internationally as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing technological and scientific hubs in Europe, the George Washington University and the support of the US Department of State and the US General Services Administration (GSA).
The focus of the Global Forum 2010 is:
A SMART AND INNOVATIVE WORLD
Innovation America and Items International are collaborating in establishing a session on Innovation “OPEN INNOVATION: STRATEGY & POLICIES” The objective of this session is to strengthen the EU and the USA Innovation Dialogue in order to accelerate the efforts to spur growth, productivity, and entrepreneurial activity, including by sharing best policy practices and identifying steps that will improve the policy environment for innovative activities that draw talents and ideas in both markets.
Richard A. Bendis, President and CEO Innovation America will make a presentation and give us his valuable insights in this session.