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

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."

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