USA CTO Aneesh Chopra in Silicon Valley

USA CTO Aneesh Chopra in Silicon Valley

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Hey, Aneesh is one of the guys helping the US Federal government serve Americans much more effectively, liberating us from the ineffectiveness of recent years.

Techcrunch documents his talk in the heart of Silicon Valley:

Chopra kicked off the evening by stating that this is the first of
many visits to Silicon Valley, where he hopes to continue an onging
dialogue throughout his tenure as CTO. He then began exploring some of
the ways that technology is having a major impact on our personal
lives, briefly describing some of the ways he and his wife have used
the Internet to help seek advice in raising their child. But while
we’re doing a great job leveraging technology in our personal lives, he
says this hasn’t translated to “global competitiveness” and public
policy.

In a recent report put out by the Information Technology and
Innovation Foundation, it was found that the US, while doing well with
regard to innovation in terms of an absolute measurement, was seeing
very little growth compared to other countries. Likewise, our growth in
E-Government has been stagnant, as have our improvements in higher
education and improving the next generation of our workforce. Even in
areas that we’ve done well in, we’ve largely failed to continue improving, setting the stage for the Unitied States to fall behind in the future.

I played a purely symbolic role during his interview at cnet Buzz Out Loud:

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