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Ph.D. Robert D. ATKINSON President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.


1989 Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1989-1995 Project Director, (former) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
1996-1997 First Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council
1998-2006 Director, Technology & New Economy Project, Progressive Policy Institute
1998-2006 Vice President, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC
since 2006 President and Founder, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


Appointed by the Obama Administration to the National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board, 2011
Member of U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue, 2011-2012
Board Member of Alliance for Public Technology, Internet Education Foundation, NetChoice Coalition, and the Pacific Institute for Workforce Innovation


Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, 2012
The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth, 2005


Appointment by President Clinton to Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy
Listed in 2009 by Ars Technica as a Tech Policy Person to Watch
Named in 2011 a Washingtonian "Tech Titan"