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Virtual Roundtable on Building Stronger Regional Academia-Industry-Government Computing Research Partnerships

Industry Virtual roundtable

By CRA-Industry Senior Program Associate Helen Wright

The Computing Research Association-Industry Committee is delighted to announce an upcoming virtual Roundtable on Building Stronger Regional Academia-Industry-Government Computing Research Partnerships on Wednesday, April 27th from 3:00-4:30 PM ET.

Regional hotspots for innovative and high impact computing research, including the Boston area and Silicon Valley, are iconic. But how did these regions develop as they did and what are key elements in the collaboration between academia, industry, and government that make them successful?

In this roundtable, CRA-Industry will convene computing research partners across academia, industry, and government from Atlanta, Georgia to understand elements of successful approaches and to discuss the value of partnerships and best practices leading to success. Questions that will be considered include:

  • What kinds of connections with local universities benefit industry computing research the most?
  • What university or government initiatives are likely to lead to successful partnerships with local industry?
  • Is computing research an element of successful partnerships with companies other than tech companies?
  • How might universities increase computing research partnerships with non-tech companies?
  • What are the greatest obstacles to forming strong AIG partnerships and how can we avoid them?
  • How do partnerships differ between regions?
  • What is the best way to engage local government (or federal programs) in such partnerships?

Confirmed speakers include Erwin Gianchandani (National Science Foundation Senior Advisor for Translation, Innovation, and Partnerships), Charles Isbell (Dean of Computing and The John P. Imlay Jr. Chair at Georgia Tech), Phyllis Schneck (Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Northrop Grumman) and Peter M. Williams (Director of Community Strategy & Engagement for BlackRock Atlanta). Read more about them here.

Please register here if you are interested in joining the webinar.