Technology provides critical services and economic opportunities to communities across the U.S. in unique ways. As part of ITI’s Bridge for Innovation campaign, we are highlighting innovation across America. ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman toured ITI members’ innovative and impactful work in Minnesota.

Jason’s first stop was in Bloomington, Minnesota, where he visited Seagate’s operations and wafer fabrication in action. Seagate manufactures innovative and advanced hard drives that enable technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing.

He also visited Medtronic’s Operational Headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota. There he learned about the groundbreaking healthcare technology solutions being developed at Medtronic. Medtronic uses data-driven solutions to improve health and health care for communities across the United States.

You can learn more about how the tech industry is helping drive innovation and competition throughout the United States here and its impact in the state of Minnesota. Stay tuned for the next Innovation Across America trip.

The tech industry drives progress in many visible ways: building products, supporting the economy, and securing infrastructure. As part of ITI’s Bridge for Innovation campaign, we are highlighting innovation across America. ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman toured ITI members’ innovative and impactful work in New Jersey and New York.

Jason’s first stop was in Secaucus, New Jersey. There, he visited ZT Systems and learned about how they are providing solutions to the world’s leading cloud and telecom service providers. ZT Systems helps people all over the world connect, learn, play, explore, and innovate through providing support for hyperscale cloud computing and digital infrastructure providers.

He also visited was at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. There he learned about the groundbreaking research occurring at the center on AI, semiconductor performance, high performance computing, and quantum.

You can learn more about how the tech industry is helping drive innovation and competition throughout the United States here and its impact in the state of New Jersey and New York. Stay tuned for the next Innovation Across America trip.

For more than 100 years, ITI’s members have been creating new technologies in communities across the U.S. that have become a foundation for the economy and society, creating jobs and making the U.S. more innovative and competitive. To highlight how key policies support the technology industry, ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman is traveling across the country to visit ITI member companies and see the impact of innovation happening across America.   

Jason’s first stop was in Austin, Texas. There, he visited AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and saw many of the groundbreaking technological advancements AMD has developed to help solve major challenges facing the world. AMD designs and develops semiconductors that support the larger tech ecosystem and are critical to supporting advancements in areas like healthcare, sustainability, entertainment, science, and automotive.  

Jason also toured Samsung’s semiconductor foundry in Austin. Jason learned more about Samsung’s investments in chips development in Texas and its world-class facility, which primarily focuses on the production of 14nm and 28/32nm chip technologies. This facility had a $6.3 billion total economic impact in Central Texas in 2021, supporting nearly 10,000 jobs. Samsung is scheduled to open a new semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas in 2024 to expand its semiconductor manufacturing capabilities in the U.S.

On his final stop in Austin, Jason joined Dell for a tour of the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin, which designs and deploys computing technologies to power discoveries that change the world. TACC is a prime example of how public and private sector partnerships are critical in advanced computing. The tour of TACC highlighted its leading-edge resources in high performance computing, visualization, data analysis, storage, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, and more.

Through its partnership with Dell and other industry leaders, TACC helps address some of society’s most pressing challenges including combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, developing next generation weather forecasting, and exploring the depths of the universe.

You can learn more about how the tech industry is helping drive innovation and competition throughout the United States here and its impact in the state of Texas here. Stay tuned for the next Innovation Across America trip.

Digital infrastructure provides the foundation for Americans to enjoy the economic and social benefits that come from a reliable online economy. It gives us access to virtual healthcare services and online education. It helps small businesses sell products and services online. And it enables remote working for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Passage last year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act guaranteed historic federal funding to not only improve our current networks and infrastructure but to help close the digital divide and deliver more clean energy to our grid. This is a massive investment in our future and promises to improve the lives of Americans for decades to come.

It’s important to recognize that innovation does not happen in a vacuum.

However, it’s important to recognize that innovation does not happen in a vacuum. Resources such as a reliable global supply chain are critical in helping industries keep America at the forefront of the development and deployment of broadband infrastructure.

While it is vital that we continue to expand supply chains and manufacturing here in the United States, global companies must be able to continue tapping into the global supply chains that will provide full access to materials. Rigid domestic sourcing requirements threaten the success of this funding.

The technology industry has proven that it is possible to expand domestic labor and manufacturing opportunities which promote economic growth, while also using the global supply chain when beneficial to further innovation. This progress must be kept in mind as policy is developed and implemented.

The impact of climate change on landscapes, communities, and the planet is a shared experience across the globe. From our water supplies to the air we breathe, climate change knows no borders. This Earth Day, we were reminded of the importance of acting with speed and efficiency to put in place safeguards that will protect our planet for future generations.

The technology industry is working hard every day to enable sustainability and emission-reducing solutions across communities and economies.

“Addressing climate change will require accelerating innovation…”— ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman

ITI members are leading tech sector efforts to ensure that people around the world will continue to have access to resources and materials for generations to come. Our companies are consistently innovating throughout the entire product lifecycle, from materials sourcing to environmental design, to energy efficiency and proper end-of-life management.

However, ensuring Earth’s longevity and viability is a herculean task. It requires broad partnerships and problem-solving across industries and governments. ITI strongly advocates for public policy and international partnerships, such as the Paris Agreement, that provide the proper funding and programs aimed at avoiding irreversible damage to societies, economies, and the planet.

You can learn more about the tech industry’s commitment to creating a healthier, more sustainable planet at

Tech is a crucial ingredient to shared prosperity and a more equitable, secure society that enjoys better health outcomes and superior educational opportunities for all. Good policy can make our lives better, ensure our economy is strong and support good jobs and opportunities in which innovation can flourish.

The State of the Union comes this week as the list of pressing issues to address seemingly grows longer by the day. It is important to ensure that industry and government are working together to deliver a future that Americans deserve.

Tech and sound policy can both help address today’s most daunting challenges while laying the foundation for a future in which all communities can thrive. 

ITI understands that the tech industry must serve as an important partner in helping drive critical policy initiatives to promote U.S. competitiveness and lift up the U.S. economy. The Bridge for Innovation campaign underscores this spirit of innovation, partnership, and the importance of smart and purposeful policy.

ITI has put forward several policy priorities where the United States can make significant progress in 2022 for the benefit of businesses, workers, and consumers across virtually every sector of the economy. The below priorities included in ITI’s suggestions mirror the policy focus of the Bridge for Innovation campaign.


  • Support Technology Research, Development, and Manufacturing
  • Advance a Tax System that Promotes Growth and is Globally Competitive
  • Accelerate Broadband Deployment to all U.S. Communities


  • Pass Federal Privacy Legislation
  • Ensure A Consistent and Coordinated Approach to Cybersecurity
  • Bolster Supply Chain Security

Equity and Opportunity 

  • Expand Strong, Inclusive Digital Trade Commitments
  • Develop the Workforce of the Future

Read ITI’s Action Plan for 2022 to see how the global technology industry is committed to driving America’s economic competitiveness.

The tech industry supports policies that increase opportunity, protect consumer privacy, makes our networks and devices safer and protects our environment for future generations.

Over the past few years, policymakers and consumers around the world have focused much of their attention on a few large technology companies and how those firms impact our world. But the technology industry is comprised of companies of all sizes creating innovative products and services focused on developing new solutions to old problems and exploring new ways of doing things. 

Since 1916, ITI members have been researching, creating and innovating to provide new products and services that help a wide array of industries and consumers. 

Innovation thrives when we have an environment for growth and development. Our member companies are producing innovations made possible by previous good policy decisions that have allowed these technologies and services to take root and thrive. 

That’s why ITI is launching a new campaign, Bridge for Innovation, to highlight how our members are helping create technologies that help provide solutions for some of society’s most pressing issues, as well as how good policies can help us create a better tomorrow. 

In our increasingly interconnected world, our members are immersed in many of today’s most complex policy discussions. ITI serves as an important convenor for policymakers and stakeholders seeking insights into technology and how good policy solutions can help address hurdles to progress.

At a critical moment when some of society’s most challenging issues are intersecting, ITI is in a unique position to provide insights into technology and policy solutions critical in addressing such issues.

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies. 

Founded in 1916, ITI is an international trade association with a team of professionals on four continents. We promote public policies and industry standards that advance competition and innovation worldwide. 

Our diverse membership and expert staff provide policymakers the broadest perspective and thought leadership from technology, hardware, software, services, and related industries. 

For more information about ITI’s advocacy efforts visit our website here