University of Wales makes an impact at the Milken Institute, LA

Posted on 5 May 2010
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The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Andre Agassi, Wesley Clark and Maria Shriver to Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone and Richard Beckman.

More than 3,000 attendees gathered in Los Angeles last week for this year's event, representing some 60 nations. The Global Conference provided a stimulating setting for attendees to meet informally, forge business ties, hear groundbreaking ideas and gain fresh perspectives from a diverse group of thought leaders.

The panel discussions spanned the world, from the future of the Eurozone and growth in China to investment opportunities in India, Brazil and Africa. Speakers tackled everything from rebalancing America's energy portfolio to nuclear non-proliferation, from financial regulation to the process of innovation.

Focusing on innovation in his speech to delegates, Marc Clement, University of Wales Vice-Chancellor, was delighted to be a part of this year's event. Marc explored innovation and access, in particular, how technology is revolutionizing higher education on a global scale.

A renowned Physicist, Marc Clement joined the University of Wales as its Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in 2007. His previous academic posts have included head of the Swansea University Institute of Innovation and executive director of its Institute of Life Science, an interdisciplinary medical research center working in partnership with IBM and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Marc was also a part of the innovation and access panel at the conference. The panel explored how the growing prevalence of digital interactions and more personalized Web experiences can enhance educational delivery. It also analysed the potential of data and mass cloud computing infrastructure to provide richer, more relevant interactions and better assessment capabilities to help address the needs of growing student populations across the world.


Notes for Editors:

1. The Milken Institute is a publicly supported, non-partisan, independent think tank whose work makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide by helping create a more democratic and efficient global economy.

2. For more than 15 years, the Milken Institute has used capital-market principles and financial innovations to address social and economic challenges, from energy independence to poverty, in the United States and around the world. We help business, foundation, academic and public-policy leaders identify and implement new ideas for creating broad-based prosperity.

3. Michael Milken has been a leading philanthropist since the 1970s, activities that he formalised as co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation in 1982. He is also chairman of the Milken Institute, and helped launch the Melanoma Research Alliance and heads FasterCures, which accelerates progress against all life-threatening diseases. As a financier, he is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets, making them more democratic by innovating a wide range of financing techniques previously unavailable to most companies. Since 1969, he has financed thousands of companies that created millions of jobs. More information at

4. To learn more about the Milken Institute and to access Marc Clement's presentation on screen please visit:

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