The BB&T Colloquium on
Competitiveness and Innovation
The Challenges and Opportunities of a Transformed
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
This BB&T colloquium is about leading in a world of rapid and dramatic change.
Tectonic shifts in technology and the global economy have reshaped the
competitive landscape, and driven a deep transition in the world order of
production. Ms. Wince-Smith will discuss these key forces of change, the
challenges and opportunities they present, and what the United States and U.S.
companies must do to set the stage for future economic growth, job creation, and
A pizza reception will immediately follow the event.
Deborah Wince-Smith Deborah
Wince-Smith is the president & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a
group of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to
driving U.S. competitiveness. She has more than 20 years of experience
as a senior U.S. government official, including as the first Assistant
Secretary for Technology Policy in the Department of Commerce. She is a
senate confirmed member of the IRS Oversight Board and served as a
member of the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and as a
member of the the Board of Governors for the Argonne National
Laboratory. Ms. Wince-Smith currently serves on the Smithsonian National
Board and the boards of several other public and private organizations.
Ms. Wince-Smith is the president of the newly formed Global Federation
of Competitiveness Councils, whose creation she led. Ms. Wince-Smith is
the vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Global
Competitiveness and is a member of Japan’s Science & Technology in
Society Forum Council. Ms. Wince-Smith earned a degree in classical
archaeology and graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar
College. She earned her master’s degree from King’s College, Cambridge
University. In December 2006 she received an honorary Doctor of
Humanities degree from Michigan State University.
G. “Anand” Anandalingam has been dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business
since July 1, 2008. As dean, Anandalingam has invested in 10 centers of excellence,
including the Center for Social Value Creation, the Center for Financial Policy,
and the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change. He has raised funds for multiple
endowed professorships, programs on business history and ethical leadership, and
numerous scholarships for students. The recipient of numerous academic and teaching
awards throughout the course of his career, Anandalingam has also served on the
editorial boards of several prestigious business journals.