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Founder & President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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 Robert Atkinson Biography

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation economics. He has conducted ground-breaking research on technology and innovation and authored three books, including Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business (MIT Press, 2018). Atkinson is a sought-after speaker and valued adviser to state, national , and international policymakers on topics ranging from tax policy to advanced manufacturing, productivity, and global competitiveness.

As founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), recognized as the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy, Atkinson leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.

Before founding ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project. He received his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and was named a distinguished alumnus in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

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Robert Atkinson

Founder & President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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Robert Atkinson Biography

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation economics. He has conducted ground-breaking research on technology and innovation and authored three books, including Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Mythology of Small Business (MIT Press, 2018). Atkinson is a sought-after speaker and valued adviser to state, national , and international policymakers on topics ranging from tax policy to advanced manufacturing, productivity, and global competitiveness.

As founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), recognized as the world’s top think tank for science and technology policy, Atkinson leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.

Before founding ITIF, Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project. He received his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and was named a distinguished alumnus in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

Robert Atkinson Videos

  • Debunking the Mythology of Small Business | Robert Atkinson ...
    Mar 12, 2018 ... Robert Atkinson discusses when Big is Beautiful at the 2017 Breakthrough Dialogue.
  • [Keynote Session] Robert Atkinson - International Technology and ...
    Nov 3, 2016 ... New Directions for National Innovation Policy.

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  • How to book Robert Atkinson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Atkinson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robert Atkinson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert Atkinson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Atkinson?

    Booking fees for Robert Atkinson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Atkinson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert Atkinson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Atkinson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Atkinson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert Atkinson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Atkinson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert Atkinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Atkinson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Robert Atkinson generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charles Ebinger, Stephen Crawford, Jeffrey Rosen, Ralph Langner and Peter W. Singer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Atkinson for an upcoming event.

Robert Atkinson Speaker Videos

  • Debunking the Mythology of Small Business | Robert Atkinson ...
    Mar 12, 2018 ... Robert Atkinson discusses when Big is Beautiful at the 2017 Breakthrough Dialogue.
    [Keynote Session] Robert Atkinson - International Technology and ...
    Nov 3, 2016 ... New Directions for National Innovation Policy.

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