Jay Walker joins National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy

We at TEDMED are excited to announce that Jay Walker, TEDMED’s curator, has joined the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

STEP’s mission is to advise federal, state and local governments on how best to create and apply new scientific and technical knowledge, both to enhance productivity and boost American prosperity.

“Innovation is critical to our economic vitality.  We’ve already seen how advances from varied disciplines and groups of all sizes are absolutely revolutionizing healthcare and medicine and propelling us into the future.  We have the will and we have the imagination.

“I’m honored to be invited and glad that I can help the National Academies and STEP reinforce our readiness to be in the forefront of science and technology,” Jay Walker said.

Along with his work curating TEDMED, Jay is well known as a digital innovation leader.  He is 11th on the list of the world’s most patented living inventors, is named on more than 450 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, and was founder of Priceline.com.

We at TEDMED are excited to announce that Jay Walker, TEDMED’s curator, has joined the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

STEP’s mission is to advise federal, state and local governments on how best to create and apply new scientific and technical knowledge, both to enhance productivity and boost American prosperity.

“Innovation is critical to our economic vitality.  We’ve already seen how advances from varied disciplines and groups of all sizes are absolutely revolutionizing healthcare and medicine and propelling us into the future.  We have the will and we have the imagination.

“I’m honored to be invited and glad that I can help the National Academies and STEP reinforce our readiness to be in the forefront of science and technology,” Jay Walker said.

Along with his work curating TEDMED, Jay is well known as a digital innovation leader.  He is 11th on the list of the world’s most patented living inventors, is named on more than 450 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, and was founder of Priceline.com.

The STEP board includes industrial managers, investors and former public officials in a wide range of policy areas. They are:  Chair, Paul Joskow (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation); Ernst Berndt (MIT); Jeff Bingaman (Former U.S. Senator); Ellen Dulberger (Ellen Dulberger Enterprises LLC); Alan Garber (Harvard University); Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University); Laura Tyson (UC-Berkeley); and Hal Varian (Google Inc.).

Congratulations, Jay, and thank you for your leadership.