Speakers: Irving Wladawsky-Berger (IBM Academy of Technology, MIT), Jerry MacArthur Hultin (Polytechnic University), James H. Singer (A.T. Kearney), Garrick Utley (Levin Institute)
Presented by The Levin Institute and the New York Academy of Sciences
Reported by Theresa Wizemann | Posted July 9, 2008
There is no doubt that New York City is innovative. World-class theater, entertainment, fashion, and art all testify to the creative fiber of New York. But when people think of innovation, they think of advanced technologies, and of places like Boston, Berkeley, and Silicon Valley. So why does New York not feature prominently on the map of science and technology innovation?
On June 10, 2008, the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce and the New York Academy of Sciences cosponsored the inaugural Forum on International Relations, Science, and Technology (FIRST). Moderated by Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute, the event drew over 100 participants eager to discuss where New York stands relative to its competitors and what approaches could help New York capitalize on its strengths, shore up its weaknesses, and plant it firmly on the map as a capital of innovation.