About Us - Mission Statement


Publication: 2010-05-21


Innovation goes far beyond the latest electronic gadget in your pocket – although these incredible devices are emblematic of innovation and life-changing technology. Innovation is about the development and widespread incorporation of new technologies in a wide array of activities. Innovation is also about a mindset that recognizes that information is today’s most important capital and that developing new processes for capturing and sharing information are as central to the future as the steam engine and trans-Atlantic cable were for previous eras. This is an exciting time in human history. The future used to be something people had time to think about. Now it shows up every time we go online. At ITIF, we believe innovation and information technology are at the heart of our capacity to tackle the world’s biggest problems, from climate change to health care. We are confident innovation and information technology offer the pathway to a more prosperous and secure tomorrow for all citizens of the planet. We are committed to advancing policies that enhance our collective capacity to shape the future we want - beginning today.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank at the cutting edge of designing innovation policies and exploring how advances in information technology will create new economic opportunities to improve the quality of life. Non-profit, and non-partisan, we offer pragmatic ideas that break free of economic philosophies born in eras long before the first punch card computer and well before the rise of modern China. ITIF, founded in 2006, is dedicated to conceiving and promoting the new ways of thinking about technology-driven productivity, competitiveness, and globalization that the 21st century demands. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.