If you missed the second Vision Hampton Roads Regional Day on Friday, May 6, 2011, here are video presentations and resources:
60-second 2011 Regional Day Promo video
Hampton Roads: We Have What the World Needs video
From Governor Bob McDonnell, Congressman J. Randy Forbes and Senator Mark R. Warner, a Welcome Message video
The Honorable Alan Krasnoff, Mayor of the City of Chesapeake, welcomed nearly 500 attendees to the Chesapeake Conference Center. Mayor Krasnoff video
Jack Ezzell, President and CEO of ZEL Technologies and Chair of the Hampton Roads Partnership, explained why this event was taking place. Mr. Ezzell video
Dana Dickens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Partnership: “Vision Hampton Roads is a roadmap for prosperity; it focuses on expanding and diversifying the local economy and positioning Hampton Roads as a strong, competitive and internationally recognized global leader. Achieving this Vision requires careful planning, recognition of our interdependence and regional collaboration, and it opens our communities to greater resources and opportunities. Last year’s Regional Day laid out a bold Vision, a strategy for the future. Today’s Regional Day serves as the first Vision performance report to the interdependent communities that make up Hampton Roads. Today’s program expands last year’s message: In Hampton Roads, we not only need each other … we also have what the world needs …now. I encourage you to visit VisionHamptonRoads.com to see what each task force is doing … and maybe even join one!” Mr. Dickens Introduction and Vision Hampton Roads Report video
Keynote: Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.
Resources shared by Mr. Chopra:
- http://Data.gov provides public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
- http://Challenge.gov is an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership that empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing challenges. This platform uses prizes and challenges to promote innovation.
- http://www.EDA.gov/i6 The $12 million i6 Green Challenge is an important component of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to promote American innovation and win the future. The multi-agency competition builds on the success of last year’s initiative by encouraging Proof of Concept Centers and promoting green growth to increase our nation’s competitiveness and accelerate the economic recovery.
- http://rd-dashboard.nitrd.gov The R&D Dashboard beta web site provides an initial look at U.S. Federal Investments in Science and Research from two agencies; the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from years 2000-2009. The R&D Dashboard will expand in a future iteration to include ALL federal research and development spending and expanded information on outputs.
- http://www.StartupAmericaPartnership.org is a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations and service providers to deliver strategic and substantive resources to help entrepreneurs start and scale companies.
- http://www.BrightScope.com provides open government data helps entrepreneurs find hidden problems that small businesses may incur, for example, excess 401k fees for investment advisory services.
- https://manufacturinghub.org/topics/OpenFOAM Manufacturing Hub’s OpenFOAM is an Open Source Modeling & Simulation Software.
- http://sr.grc.nasa.gov The NASA Glenn Research Center offers their Software Catalog which includes publicly available software codes for the release to US citizens.
- http://OpenMDAO.org is offered by NASA Langley Research Center to advance the science of Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) by promoting collaboration and cooperation among industry, government, and academia through the use of open-source tools.
- http://wiki.directproject.org The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct Project develops specifications for a secure, scalable, standards-based way to establish universal health addressing and transport for participants (including providers, laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies and patients) to send encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet.
- http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/DSO/Programs/Education_Dominance.aspx The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office uses “Education Dominance” software that adapts to how students learn just like the nation’s best teachers, inspiration for the proposed ARPA-ED.
From our Digital Masters of Ceremony (DMCs): “We have ‘Breaking News’ about global innovations discovered right here in America’s First Region. Hampton Roads is not only attracting new business and nurturing existing business, but also “grow your own” technology-based, entrepreneurial enterprises. With innovative ideas and entrepreneurs ready to successfully commercialize the wealth of research in Hampton Roads, the region is embracing the culture of entrepreneurism; a culture that is a requirement for innovation.”
Watch the video above and visit http://InnovateHamptonRoads.com to meet just a few of the featured entrepreneurs creating here in Hampton Roads, USA. The video debuted at the second Vision Hampton Roads Regional Day held Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Chesapeake Conference Center.
If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, post it, tweet it, share it (copy/paste this message): #VisionHR #hrva plz help spread message of global innovations via video http://InnovateHamptonRoads.com join our “man on the moon” moment. If you’re on YouTube, please favorite this video and share it at http://www.youtube.com/HRPartnership.
Closing with a call to action, Dana Dickens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Partnership: this is our “man on the moon” moment. Mr. Dickens “Call to Action” video
Our avatar DMCs were hard at work during the entire program. Here are their presentations on YouTube:
- Invitation to be seated
- Mayor Krasnoff’s introduction
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Political messages introduction
- Dana Dickens’ introduction
- Innovate!HamptonRoads closing of event