Official Launch of US Cluster Mapping Tool


***Video playlist for entire conference [Video]***

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Michael Porter's presentation on "Reshaping Regional Economic Development: Clusters and Regional Strategy" - September 29, 2014 [Video] [Slides]

***Videos and slides by agenda item below***

Conference Program Agenda
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota

7:30 a.m
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Audience - Cluster Conference 9-29-14.jpg 8:15
Moderator for the Day - Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO, MN High Tech Association
Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota
8:30 - 8:45
Clusters and the U.S. Economic Development Administration's Agenda [Video]
Introduction: Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Economic Development Administration Matt Erskine - Mapping Conference 9-29-14.jpg
8:45 - 9:30
The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project: A New Tool for Regional Economic Development [Video] [Slides]
Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management Scott Stern - Cluster Conference 9-29-14.jpg
Mercedes Delgado, Professor of Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University Thumbnail image for Mercedes Delgado - Mapping Conference 9-29-14.jpg
9:30 - 10:00
Using the U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool [Video]
Sarah Jane Maxted, Research Manager, Harvard Business School
Doug Marcey, Director of Engineering, Phase2 Technology
10:00 - 10:45 Mapping Demo - Cluster Conference 9-29-14.jpg
Clusters and Regional Competitiveness [Video] [Slides]
Introduction: Tim Welsh, Board Chair, GREATER MSP and Director, McKinsey & Company
Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School Porter - Mapping Conference 9-29-14.jpg
10:45 - 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:15
The Practice of Cluster-based Economic Development: where we are, and how to get to next level? Interactive Audience Panel [Video]
Moderator: Christian Ketels, Faculty and Principal Associate, Harvard Business School
Chip Laingen, Executive Director of The Defense Alliance, Advanced Power & Energy Cluster [Slides] Interactive panel - Cluster Conference 9-29-14.jpg
Brian Kelsey, Director of Economic Development, National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
David Wolfe, Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs , University of Toronto
John Spears, Director of Clusters and Skills Initiatives, U.S. Small Business Administration
Daniel Cunningham, CEO of The Long-Stanton Group, Ohio [Slides]
Using the U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool: Questions - Sarah Jane Maxted and Doug Marcey [Video]
12:15 - 1:15 Buffet Lunch, Atrium
1:15 - 2:15
Freight Rail: The Backbone of the Midwest Economy [Video]
Introduction: Jim Hovland, Mayor of Edina, Co-Chair, Regional Council of Mayors
Matt Rose, Executive Chairman, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company Matt Rose - Cluster Conference 9-29-14.jpg
Tom Horan, Visiting Scholar, Humphrey School; Professor, Claremont Graduate School [Slides] [Freight Economy website] Thumbnail image for Freight Economy Project.jpg
Steve Weiby, Vice President of Global Transportation, C H Robinson [Slides]
2:15 - 3:15
Transportation and Logistics: Moving the Goods to World Markets [Video]
Moderator - Laurie McGinnis, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Lee Munnich, Director, State & Local Policy Program, Humphrey School, University of Minnesota [Slides]
Glenn Stevens, Vice President, MICHauto, Strategic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber [Slides]
John Spacek, Vice President, Centreport, Winnipeg Inland Port, Manitoba, Canada [Slides]
3:15 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 4:45
Knowledge Creation and Education: The Role of Public/Private Partnerships [Video]
Moderator: David Wolfe, Professor and Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab, University of Toronto
Brian Herman, Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota Brian Herman - Mapping Conference 9-29-14.jpg
Dan Duncan, Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation [Slides]
Mark Norman, Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership (Iowa and Nebraska) [Slides]
4:45 - 6:30
Reception in the Humphrey Forum hosted by Canadian Consul
Remarks from Dean Eric Schwartz and Consul General Jamshed Merchant
Ride the METRO Green Line to dinner with a cluster leader

7:30 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - Welcome Moderator Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, Life Science Alley
8:10 - 8:45
Water Technology: An Emerging Cluster in the Midwest? [Video] [Slides]
Introduction: Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, Department of Employment and Economic
Development Katie Clark Sieben - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab, Inc.
8:45 - 10:00 Doug Baker - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
Food-Water-Energy Nexus [Video]
Moderator: Jeremy Lenz, Lenz Consulting LLC.
Alan Perlstein, Midwest Energy Research Consortium, Milwaukee [Slides]
Teresa Harten, Cincinnati Water Technology Cluster Team Lead
Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency [Slides] Teresa Harten - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
• Dr. Kevin D. Kephart, Vice President for Research, South Dakota State University [Slides]
Stephen Lowe, USDA Geospatial Officer, U. S. Department of Agriculture [Slides] Stephen Lowe - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 10:30
Commercializing Advanced Technologies in the Carbon Value Chain [Video]
Doug Cameron, Co-President and Director, FirstGreen Partners
10:30 - 11:30
Clusters, International Trade and Global Competitiveness [Video]
Moderator: Prof. Myles Shaver, Strategic Mgmt/Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Business
David Griggs, Vice President of GREATER MSP, Bilateral Cluster Focused Opportunities
Christian Ketels, Principal Associate, Harvard Business School and President of The Competitiveness Institute Christian Ketels - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
Jamshed Merchant, Canadian Consul General, Canadian Consulate [Slides] Jamshed Merchant - Cluster Conference 9-30-14.jpg
11:30 - 12:30
How Do We Work Together as a Region? What Are Our Priorities? [Video]
Where the Midwest might go with the topical areas of the conference:
Transportation and Logistics; Knowledge Creation and the Role of Public Private Partnerships;
Food-Water-Energy Nexus; International Trade and Global Competitiveness
Comments by Christian Ketels, Jamshed Merchant, and Jeremy Lenz
Closing remarks
L. Burke Murphy, Conference Coordinator Thumbnail image for Burke Murphy - Mapping Conference 9-30-14.jpg
Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow and Director, State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs