News: Allen Blue, Co-Founder of LinkedIn, will kick off the Summit with a conversation on innovation with Walter Isaacson, President, Aspen Institute.

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D3 Innovation Summit

 

Notice to the Press

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of State will host the D3 Innovation Summit on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The half-day event is an interagency initiative developed in partnership with the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to promote collaborative, whole-of-government, innovation to solving emerging global challenges. The summit will highlight revolutionary technologies developed by interagency teams across the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development designed to strengthen our national security, enhance diplomacy, and improve the lives of people around the globe.

Allen Blue, Co-Founder of LinkedIn, will kick off the Summit with a conversation on innovation with Walter Isaacson, President, Aspen Institute. A panel discussion on “Democratization of Technology and How Emerging Innovative Trends Will Impact Future Strategic Environments” will feature: Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; and Ann Mei Chang, U.S. Global Development Lab Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development.

The D3 Summit will also feature the D3 Pitch Challenge, an interagency call for submissions on how the United States may leverage new technologies to advance its defense, diplomacy, and development goals. Six finalist teams were selected from nearly 500 employee submissions across the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Finalists will present their proposals before a senior government panel, including General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Eric Postel, Associate Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

The event will be live-streamed on video.state.gov/live.

This event is open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 8:00 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 8:30 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Source: U .S  Department of State

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