Procurement is built on standards and rules intended to protect the public trust and to be fair for vendors. How does one carve out space for trying new ideas within a culture where process trumps outcomes? This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature David Gragan, Chief Procurement Officer, District of Columbia, and Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, New York City.
About the Conference At the 2010 Straight to the Top! Conference, participants will learn more about Race to the Top and other innovative education strategies that lead to economic success. Luminary educators, economic development professionals, community leaders, and industry pace-setters will discuss proven strategies including: Race to the Top; 21st century jobs; STEM; strategies for achieving economic excellence; and education and economic development. Learn more>>... Read more about Straight to the Top! Conference
Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series Often the most effective – and disruptive – innovations have the highest expectations for the people they are trying to help. This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature Maurice Miller of the Family Independence Initiative and Judith Kurland of Boston Mayor Menino’s Office.
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Jing Ulrich, J.P. Morgan’s Chairman of China Equities and Commodities
About the Seminar Chinese economic planners in recent months have been engaged in a balancing act of deflating asset bubbles and controlling inflation without dampening growth excessively. This presentation by Jing Ulrich, J.P. Morgan’s Chairman of China Equities and Commodities, will examine the implications of three key shifts that are occurring in the Chinese economy: the shift from an ultra expansionary policy stance toward a tightening bias; recent policy changes in the all-important property sector; and the long-term shift from an investment-driven economy to one that is propelled by private consumption.... Read more about Examining China’s New Policy Climate