Public Hearing on Pennsylvania as an innovation leader

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Friday, September 15, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Pitt. Tech Council
Nova Place
100 S. Commons, Room 172
Pittsburgh, PA


9:00        Opening Remarks
                Senator Dan Laughlin, Majority Policy Chair

               Current State of Industry
                Mark Muro, Senior Fellow & Robert Maxim, Senior Research Associate Brookings Metro – Maxim Testimony, Muro Testimony, Appendix, Appendix Summary
                Matt Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Allegheny Conference – Testimony
                Anselm Sauter, Vice President, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia – Testimony

               Life Science Advances
                Chris Molineaux, President & CEO, Life Sciences Pennsylvania – Testimony, Appendix
                Teresa Whalen, CEO, CytoAgents – Testimony
                Jeanne Cuccinelli, Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
                Evan Facher, Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Pittsburgh – Testimony

               Cutting-Edge Robotics
                Mike Embrescia, Chief Development Officer, Carnegie Robotics – Testimony
                Henny Admoni, Professor from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, HARP LAB – Testimony
                James Atkin, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, Gecko Robotics – Testimony               

               Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough
                Dominic Folino, President, Spectrum Strategies, PA Blockchain Coalition – Testimony, Appendix
                Dr. Rebecca Nugent, Head of Statistics & Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University
                Cara Jones, CEO, Marinus Analytics – Testimony

11:50     Closing Remarks
                Senator Laughlin
                Committee Members

Additional Testimony
Innovation Works

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