Aneesh Chopra was appointed by President Barack Obama as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer in April 2009, with the mandate to promote technological innovation to help the country meet its most urgent priorities - from creating jobs and reducing health care costs to keeping our nation secure.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear and interact with Mr. Chopra in his first Bay Area appearance.
Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland. He was sworn in on May 22nd, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he served as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. He previously served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008. Aneesh Chopra received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, has been with CDT since 1997. He served as Executive Director from 2003 to 2005; in 2005, he moved to San Francisco and launched CDT West.
Mr. Dempsey concentrates on privacy, government surveillance, and national security issues. He coordinates the Digital Privacy and Security Working Group, a forum of over 50 computer and communications companies, trade associations and public interest organizations.
Jim Hawley is Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Acting CEO of TechNet.
Karen Tucker is chief executive of The Churchill Club.
Previously, she served for more than eight years as a senior executive at the Computer History Museum.