Erran Carmel, Professor at the Kogod School of Business, compares D.C. with a wide range of the world’s other cities, and explains how the region can bring itself up to the level of some of the world’s biggest economic powerhouses.
On this EXTRA Episode, Jason MIller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, and Jill Klein, Dean of American University School of Professional and Extended Studies, discuss the Capital CoLab, a recent partnership between regional universities and the GWP to ensure students have the digital literacy that businesses in the area crave.
With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.
To understand how D.C.’s cyber technology community is growing and shaping the economy, we talk to Dr. Erran Carmel, professor at the Kogod School of Business; Jennifer Thornton, director of workforce initiatives at the Greater Washington Partnership; and Rob Terry, senior writer at the Washington Business Journal. Topics discussed include digital convergence, widening the talent pool, and spurring economic growth through the cyber industry.
Greater Washington Partnership is composed of 20 members representing companies such as Under Armour, Capital One, and MedImmune. It addresses issues such as workforce development, and has released a report on the tech workforce in the region.
The CEO of the newly-formed Greater Washington Partnership faces a significant list of challenges from affordable housing to transportation problems.