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Innovation vs. Maintenance in the Drive Toward "Hybrid" Infrastructure
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Nov 9 - Thursday
10:00 AM
11:30 AM


The emergence of hybrid infrastructure, infrastructure that integrates digital technology with physical infrastructure­, will be more efficient and sustainable than the concrete roads and bridges of yesteryear. Indeed, these solutions are very much in need, as the United States recently earned a D+ on a infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, with $4.6 trillion in necessary repairs. But new technologies raise the question of whether to prioritize maintaining existing infrastructure or deploying innovative new infrastructure. And either way, Congress has only appropriated $77 billion for transportation and infrastructure improvements in FY2017. So, how do we move forward?

Please join ITIF and Senator Chris Coons for an expert panel discussion on how best to strike a balance between maintenance and innovation in future U.S. infrastructure investments.

A recording will be available following the event. Follow @ITIFdc during the event and join the conversation using #ITIFinfrastructure.

Speakers

Chris Coons
Senator (D-DE)
U.S. Congress
Keynote Speaker

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator

John Casana
Director
American Society of Engineers
Panelist

Andrew Russell
Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Panelist

Robert Puentes
President and CEO
Eno Center for Transportation
Panelist

Lee Vinsel
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Panelist


Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Avenue NE - Room 485
Washington, DC 20002


Free

  • Yes


Online: https://itif.org/events/2017/1... |

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