Monthly Archives: December 2013

Properly Supported Innovation contributes directly to a City’s prosperity and overall economic opportunity

Properly supported Research and Development or Innovation contributes directly to City’s prosperity and overall economic opportunity for communities and their citizens.  The crafting of a strategic plan and policy geared to recruiting investment in university driven research and an accompanying technology through master plan development are the critical actions a community needs to undertake to […]

Keen On… Innovation: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Mojo?

Being “cool” is important to open innovation assuming there is enough good people willing to collaborate, invest and support the entire community. Related articles Samsung launches Silicon Valley incubator ( Measuring open innovation ( Open Innovation could spur diversity (

Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Federal Definition of Telehealth

WASHINGTON, DC – On December 17, 2013 Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Bill Johnson (R-OH), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over health care and technology issues, introduced bipartisan legislation to create a federal definition of telehealth.  The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 would provide principles that states can look […]

Announcing TechCrunch’s 2014 Pitch-Offs: Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington D.C., NYC, Boston, And LA

New Orleans continues to attract the country’s best. Let’s hope the rules change and the winner’s are selected because of the number and type of local jobs created with in the community

New Orleans Health Commissioner Named New National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

City of New Orleans Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo has been named HHS’ new national coordinator for health information technology. She starts Jan. 13. Dr. DeSalvo, a former professor of medicine and vice dean of community affairs and health policy for Tulane University in New Orleans, led the effort to establish a network of primary-care […]

Collaboration is a Critical Ingredient to Succeeding in the Innovation Economy

The science of economic development is changing everyday. I am calling it a science because there are some many ingredients and conditions that must be in place or have the realistic potential to being put into place for a company to choose your location over another. If the blend isn’t perfect than nothing will develop […]

What to do about Detroit? A Q&A with urban planner, Toni Griffin

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Toni Griffin speaks at TEDCity2.0. Photo: Ryan Lash Everyone knows Detroit is in trouble. The list of problems assaulting the once-mighty Motor City is long and, from a look at national newspapers, incessantly documented. Most recently, the city filed for bankruptcy; its former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was sentenced to 28 years…