Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
"Industry Perspective on Science Policy"
Abstract: As he promised during the his campaign, President Trump has brought significant change to public policy, including science policy. Corporations develop research agendas based on many variables, including technology trends, near and long-term opportunities, client and partnership dialogue, and the business and regulatory climate. Government priorities significantly affect the business and investment climate. This talk will provide an example of how a company establishes priorities, develops a research agenda and works with government and other partners to create a positive climate for growth.
Bio: Kathleen Kingscott is responsible for developing collaborative research partnerships between IBM, industry, academia and government. Kingscott is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Innovation Policy Forum, chairs the CTO Work Group of the Semiconductor Industry Association, and is IBM’s alternate member of the SIA Board of Directors. She also co-chairs the Task Force on American Innovation, a coalition of companies, university associations and professional societies that supports federal investment in scientific research. Kingscott is a member of the AIP Public Policy Committee and the Executive Committee of the newly formed Electronics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association.
Prior to this, Kingscott held the
Earlier roles include Director, Worldwide Innovation Policy for the
Kingscott has been a guest professor on technology and innovation policy, industry/government/university relationships, technology partnerships, corporate public policy organization, advocacy strategy and related topics at Thunderbird University and Princeton University. She has been with IBM for 44 years and holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.