Technology, Innovation, and Deficit Reduction
The CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program hosted to a discussion on:
"Technology, Innovation, and Deficit Reduction: Lessons from the IT Industry"
Michael Dell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Inc.
Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Moderated by: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS
As mounting public deficits dominate discourse in Washington and in state capitals throughout the country, the technology industry is eager to help address the problem. As industry leaders, Michael Dell and Samuel J. Palmisano will discuss ways in which the federal government can save $1 trillion over the next decade by applying homegrown expertise, technology, and organizational innovation to its information networks and management practices. The discussion will draw on an October 2010 Technology CEO Council report, entitled “One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services.”