Oct 8, 2019
Stephen Ezell, Vice President of global innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, provides an overview of public policy and the innovations in technology that are impacting economic growth and security.
As Vice President of global innovation policy, Ezell is focused on trade, international competitiveness, science and technology policy, as well as manufacturing and services issues. Ezell discusses his background and explains the mission of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), which is a number one ranked science and technology think tank according to the University of Pennsylvania’s think tank index. As he explains, their mission is to advocate for public policies that drive innovation-based economic growth across the US and around the globe.
Ezell explains how high performance computing is one of their important areas of focus because sophisticated, highest power computing systems are essential for all countries’ economic competitiveness and national security. Ezell explains why super computers are important and how they can rapidly solve computational problems, detailing the reasons why this level of computing is needed in various areas, from national security to performance.
The global innovation policy expert discusses the level of computing that is necessary to participate in new technologies. He talks about the symbiosis and design of the systems, and software. As he explains, high performance computing use and adoption is equally important to production at a national level. Ezell discusses the various nations globally that are investing currently to expand their capacity and increase their abilities, to open new doors to possibilities, especially in the life sciences that deal with chemical and biological interactions, space travel, and many others. Wrapping up, Ezell discusses in great detail some of the incredible tasks that can be accomplished as nations take advantage of the advancing technologies.