The summit was designed to rapidly advance business, careers, and organizations, in cities across the nation into the Innovation Economy. We started in Philadelphia by exposing the urgency of establishing stronger tools, attracting talent, building a more-defined pathway for entrepreneurs and new ventures is mission-critical for Philadelphia and other cities.
We need to Accelerate every industry locally and nationally for us to compete Globally.
Rapid change is happening. Widespread, nonstop innovation is impacting every aspect of your life. You see the Internet of Everything (IoE) transforming every industry around people are trying to determine there role, what they can do, how they can participate, the need to learn and maximize there position inside tremendous change. The Acceleration Summit is designed to give immediate tools, skills, connections and knowledge to get better-positioned to win.
The Acceleration Summit showcased the disruption that is occurring in the economy in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and robotics.
It's happening now around the world it is creating a collision of competition.
Pittsburgh has driver-less cars. China has the world's fastest super-computer. Chattanooga, TN has the world's fastest and most affordable broadband. The innovation train is leaving the station, and now is the time, no one can afford to wait.
It's time for Philadelphia to catch up with other cities in our nation and to position itself globally to accelerate faster into the Innovation Economy.
In Philadelphia we need:
* We need world-class, affordable broadband across the Philadelphia region
* We need to increase national and global exports
* We need to attract and retain world-class entrepreneurs and investment capital
* We need the best workforce reskilling system in the world
* We need a relentless focus on internal cost-savings
* We need every organization to reinvest in world-class education and technology
Nothing is immune. Every day we wait, the world is speeding past us. It's transformation time for Philadelphia. Be a part of the solution. Stay connected the leaders that not only are embracing disruption but they are learning and sharing ways to benefit from this tremendous change.
The day was filled with diversity and Inclusion over ever every industry once we have the infrastructure what do we do with it.
Focus on results and how to utilize technology as a tool of growth and improve our economy not to make technology not the end.. Technology is only a means to an end for us to succeed in our communities better in:
- Education (Steam)
- Health Innovation
- Millennial Ingratiation
- Women Business owner
The Innovative Entrepreneur is part of perpetuating the process of learning and replicate development, economic sustainability, inspiration, innovation, relationships and connections than we can transform.
Get agile, Get started, Let's go!!! It's time to GROW.
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Harold T. Epps
Director of Commerce at the City of Philadelphia
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Donald Baker II
MPA & CEO, of FAME
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Richelle Payne, CCP
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The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship
Saint Joseph’s University
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Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr
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The Daly Group at Keller Williams
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