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Invitation: Tech Based Planning, CPA Issues Forum

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 Please come to the upcoming Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Issues Forum.

Tech Based Planning: A Key to American Competitiveness

SPEAKER: Michael Sekora, President of Quadrigy, Austin, Texas

WHEN: 10:30a – 12:00p, Tuesday: Sept 18

WHERE: AFL CIO Headquarters, 815 16th Street, NW, Meany Conf Room, 8th Fl, Washington, DC

COST: $20 (CPA members); $40 (non-members); Free for government employees & media

DETAILS: As founder and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Project Socrates during the Reagan administration, Michael Sekora sought to determine why the US had lost its competitive ability and to use that information to develop a solution that would restore US competitiveness. The Socrates Team built an all-source intelligence system providing a “bird’s eye view” of all competition worldwide. Project Socrates research was one of the most in-depth studies on competitiveness ever conducted anywhere. The results exceeded all expectations, leading to ten findings that became the framework for the “Socrates System.” Socrates is a complete Technology-Based Panning system for achieving and sustaining competitive advantage in any market through superior acquisition and utilization of technology to satisfy customer needs.

The system is supported by two computer tools, a Technologyspace Map® and a Map Navigation Tool®, that enable users to view the entire “technologyspace” or any slice. The “Map” consists of the complete set of technologies for any product or service and all maneuvers of each competitor’s technology strategy. Competitor maneuvers are clearly exposed in real-time enabling users to “navigate” the “Map” and conduct counter offensive and defensive maneuvers to gain and sustain competitive advantage indefinitely. Mr. Sekora will present the Socrates System, describe its application (including public-private partnerships) and assess its potential contribution to an effective national manufacturing policy built on the optimal use of technology and automated innovation. Materials will be circulated in advance to those who register. As always, the floor will be open to all participants to comment and pose questions. This promises to be a lively, stimulating and instructive session.

Space is limited. Register today!

For more information, please contact: LInda Marshall at or 202-904-2474.

CPA is a unique grass-roots coalition of agricultural, labor, and manufacturing interests. The Issues Forum is non-profit, non-partisan, and open to all, members and non-members alike. CPA’s Issues Forum series seeks to facilitate informed discussion of a wide range of public policy issues that impact American competitiveness. 


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