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First IEEE-USA Innovation Forum coming to Washington area in November
Date:10/18/2007

WASHINGTON (18 October 2007) -- IEEE-USA will host its first Innovation Forum (http://www.innovation-institute.org/dcforum/) at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va., on 6-8 November. The event is designed to promote the innovation process, highlight new technologies and trends, and help high-tech professionals improve their innovation skills.

Current and future leaders from industry, academia and government are among those who should attend. Participants can earn 1.5 CEUs or 10 PDHs.

The forum is part of the IEEE-USA Innovation Institute (http://www.innovation-institute.org/). IEEE Fellows Norm Augustine and Joseph Bordogna serve on the institutes advisory board.

In the global economy, there are but two choices: innovate or evaporate, said Augustine, retired chairman and CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corp. The IEEE-USA Innovation Institute is a leader in assuring that America, its firms and its citizens are among those who do the former innovate.

Unlike programs offered by and for business school graduates, the IEEE-USA Innovation Forum is grounded in the experience of successful technology innovators. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a distinguished faculty that includes:

  • Mike Austin, who has served as president and CEO of numerous U.S. steel companies.

  • Alain Rostain, co-founder and principal of Innovation Styles, Inc., a strategic innovation consulting firm.

  • Mauro Togneri, a former president and senior executive of U.S. companies with R&D, sales and manufacturing operations around the world.

  • Steve Walker, an entrepreneur and former Defense Department engineer who helped develop the ARPAnet packet switching system that evolved into the Internet.

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Contact: Chris McManes
c.mcmanes@ieee.org
202-530-8356
IEEE-USA
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