Gary Labovich questions Sidney Harman, Danny Hillis, Dan Mote and William Swope about the state of R & D in the United States.
Sidney Harman is executive chairman of Harman International Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio, video, and navigation products for automotive, consumer, and professional markets. From 1970 to 1973, he was president of Friends World College, a worldwide experimental Quaker college.
Harman founded the Program on Technology, Public Policy, and Human Development at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He has written extensively on productivity, quality of working life, and economic policy. He is the co-author (with Daniel Yankelovich) of Starting with the People and the author of Mind Your Own Business. He also serves as a trustee of the Aspen Institute.
William Daniel “Danny” Hillis is an American inventor, scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a company that developed the Connection Machine, a parallel supercomputer designed by Hillis at MIT. He is also co-founder of the Long Now Foundation, Applied Minds, Metaweb Technologies, Applied Proteomics, and author of The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work.
Gary Labovich is a Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President leading the firm's federal civilian information technology (IT) efforts, with a focus on environment and energy, transportation, finance and entitlements, strategic programs and health.
Labovich also manages the firm's IT investment portfolio which supports capability building and innovation across the technology business.
He directs five Centers of Excellence that support research and development in the strategic application of technology solutions for clients.
He is a member of the Critical Strategic Initiatives (CSI) team consisting of a select group of partners who support the largest and most complex business opportunities across the firm.
He is also a member of the firm's prestigious Professional Excellence Awards (PEA) committee which recognizes those projects that generate the highest impact and most meaningful results for clients.
William A. Swope is corporate vice president and general manager of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and is responsible for ensuring Intel's continued focus on corporate social responsibility as an integral part of Intel's corporate strategy.
In this role, he leads the company's global education and citizenship programs, as well as its community and corporate contribution activities and the Intel Foundation. His team is charged with driving policy, education, and community agendas that effect positive change around the world.
Since joining Intel in 1979, Swope has held numerous roles including manufacturing technology planning, strategic product planning and product management.
Swope was director of Digital Enterprise Brand Management, and prior to that he was general manager of the Software and Solutions Group (SSG), reporting to the president and chief operating officer of Intel.
In that capacity he managed the software products and enabling efforts within SSG. From 1993 to 1995, Swope was the general manager of the IntelÂ® Pentium Pro processor team.
Swope was promoted to vice president in 1996 and corporate vice president in 2003.