How should we ensure that the highest levels of technology flourish in our region?
That was the major theme in the first “Innovation Crossroads: Creating a Policy Climate for Global Innovation in San Diego,” a two-hour panel session held Saturday, May 31, at Qualcomm Hall.
The invitation-only forum featured two of the region’s hi-tech visionaries, Paul Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm; and Greg Lucier, former chairman and CEO of Life Technologies, now chairman of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla.
Joining them was Congressional Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), with Steve Clemons, editor-at-large of The Atlantic magazine, serving as moderator. The event was co-presented by UC San Diego Extension and CONNECT.
The event was inspired by the late Duane Roth, in tribute to his commitment to understanding the critical ways in which policy, industry, and innovation intersect.