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Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO, White House
As the nation's first federal CTO and associate director for technology within the White House's office of science and technology policy, Aneesh Chopra serves as an advisor to the president on federal R&D spending on technology, attends a White House staff meeting every morning, and sits on both the National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council.
In addition to priorities such as biotechnology and nanotechnology, Chopra is deeply involved in plotting out administration plans for smart grid, cybersecurity, healthcare IT, and open government.
Chopra helps agencies draw up their R&D budgets. He also helps manage the government's relationships with academia and private industry, with a bias toward private sector innovation. He sees deeper government engagement with innovative IT leaders and the creation of regional university alliances as among the ways to spur innovation.
Before landing the White House job, Chopra served as Virginia's secretary of technology, where he advised the governor on the intersection of government and technology, co-chaired the state's healthcare IT council, and encouraged development of Virginia's technology industry.