Mark Kennedy

Winning the Race for Technology Leadership

America has long enjoyed the advantage of being the home of the most innovative technologies due to substantial investments in education and research and a commitment to the global expansion of trade opening markets for its innovative products. This has propelled its prosperity by making its products in high demand and its security by giving its military an advantage over any foe. The United States now trails China in R&D spending, patents and STEM graduates. Its recent trade actions have alienated partners. America is at an inflection point. Depending on its response, it will keep its innovative edge or surrender it at great risk to its future prosperity and national security.

Broadening Digital Transformation: A Fireside Chat with Minister Karen Makishima

Wilson Center Event - July 13, 2022
Interview of Representative Karen Makishima, Minister of Japan's new Digital Agency.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech - California Institute of Technology

Tour of JPL - May 3, 2022
Thanks to Richard Cook, Mars Sample Return Program Manager at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech - California Institute of Technology Here with replicas of JPL's NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover and Ingenuity Mars helicopter.

How the US can lead in the ‘Space Century’

OpEd in The Hill - April 27, 2022

Yasuyuki Kasai, Director General of National Space Policy Secretariat in Japan's Cabinet Office

Meeting in Tokyo - April 27, 2022
Very informative meeting with Yasuyuki Kasai, Director General of National Space Policy Secretariat in Japan's Cabinet Office discussing U.S. - Japan collaboration in Space.

JAXA Tsukuba Space Center

Tour in Japan - April 26, 2022
Learned a lot from my visit to Japan's JAXA Tsukuba Space Center. They are a great NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration -partner. Here inside model of Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station.

Playing Offense in Race for Technology Leadership

Wilson Center Policy Brief - April 2022

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Meeting with JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa - April 5, 2022
Very informative Space Symposium at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

U.S. Space Force Research Partnerships

Meeting with Brig. Gen. Olson, Champion for CU Research Partnership - April 4, 2022
Meeting with fellow U.S. Air and Space Force Civic Leader Christian Anschutz and Brig. Gen. John Olson, Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer for the Department of the Air Force and Col. Marc Brock, Commander of Space Delta 2

UND: ACE Award for Institutional Transformation

Awarded March 8, 2022
I appreciated current University of North Dakota Andrew Armacost recognizing my contributions as the immediate past President of UND as he accepted UND's American Council on Education / Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. Congrats to whole UND Team.

Interview: American in the World

CU Conference on World Affairs - April 5, 2021
Interviewing Bob Zoellick on his new book.

Does freedom depend on technological leadership?

Speech: Winter Night Club - Colorado Springs - January 21, 2021
None of us have lived in a world where a democracy was not home to the most advanced technology. Only recently have we begun to worry about whether an autocratic nation could achieve technological leadership and what the consequences would be if it did.

Competing in the Next Economy

National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers Report - December 2020
Honored to be a member of this commission.

CU BOULDER TEAM BUILDS HOPE FOR TREK TO MARS

PODCAST WITH DAN BAKER AND KEN MCCONNELLOGUE - SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

OUR DESTINY IN SPACE WILL DECIDE OUR DESTINY AS A NATION

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - JUNE 10, 2020

CU closely watching progress of SpaceX

CU CONNECTIONS - MAY 28, 2020

Big day for ‘Big Data’

March 21, 2019
Signing ceremony announces $10 million UND investment in Big Data, hiring of six new computational scientists.