Aneesh Chopra, U.S. CTO, Describes National Innovation Strategy at SUPERCOMM

Focuses on the need for a smart and secure infrastructure, cybersecurity, and increased R&D investments to drive entrepreneurship and economic growth

October 23, 2009

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NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States and Associate Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, described the nation's innovation strategy during a keynote speech to SUPERCOMM attendees on Thursday, Oct. 22nd. According to Chopra, the nation's priorities include establishing a smart and secure infrastructure to support services and applications, cybersecurity, and an increased investment in R&D to foster entrepreneurship and economic growth. Immediately following his speech, Chopra toured the show floor to meet with companies and preview the latest innovations.

"I had access to the people and companies who are on the front lines building the nation's technology infrastructure," said Chopra. "It was very useful for me to attend SUPERCOMM to be this close to the telecom industry to see innovation and emerging technologies." As America's first chief technology officer, Chopra is responsible for promoting technological innovation to help the country meet its goals such as job creation, reducing health care costs and protecting the homeland.

Thursday also featured high-profile keynote speakers, which included John Stankey, president and CEO of AT&T Operations, Patrick Esser, president, Cox Communications, and Sue Spradley, president of North America, Nokia Siemens Networks represented the entire ecosystem of the telecom sector. Each speech emphasized innovation, better public and private cooperation, and investment in a robust infrastructure as the critical components for meeting customer ever-changing demands and bridging the digital divide in order to truly enable broadband life.

SUPERCOMM is a forum to conduct business with the world's most innovative telecommunications and broadband equipment, applications and service providers. Utilizing broadband-enabled technologies, attendees are leveraging social networking tools like Twitter to initiate business meetings in addition to traditional face-to-face networking.

"We recently re-branded and SUPERCOMM was the obvious choice to promote our new identity," said Steve Gleave, vice president of marketing, Metaswitch Networks. "SUPERCOMM has been a major destination on the trade show circuit for a number of years and as an event that is also evolving its own identity, there was real synergy with the developments at Metaswitch."UPCOMING EVENTS AND KEYNOTES

SUPERCOMM continues on Friday, Oct. 23rd, with keynotes from Hamid Akhavan, COO, Deutsch Telekom, Hardik Bhatt, CIO, City of Chicago, and Richard Cotton, executive vice president and General Counsel, NBC Universal.

The Digital Media & Broadband Forum will continue with a heavy influence on social media. SUPERCOMM conference sessions will conclude with panels on network services and broadband technologies featuring speakers from Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper Networks, NTT America and Cisco Systems.
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About SUPERCOMM

SUPERCOMM provides a foundation for the communications industry to explore the technological transformation created by Broadband innovation. By creating a world-class platform where global brands showcase the entire broadband continuum, large and small service providers, and enterprise and institutional communications buyers have the ability to identify the solutions designed to enhance their networks and monetize their investment in Broadband. From enabling technologies to content delivery and next generation applications, SUPERCOMM is the forum where the vision of broadband technology comes to life. 

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