Aneesh Chopra was sworn in by President Obama in May 2009 as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer.
Chopra has sought to use information technology to raise public awareness about President Obama's policies on health care, energy and the environment. Chopra discusses how investing in technological innovation is a crucial aspect of job creation, reducing health-care costs and protecting the country.
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.
Michael Moritz is Managing Member of Sequoia Capital.
He is a former Board Member of Google, PayPal and Yahoo!, and a current Board Member of GameFly and Kayak, as well as a former Correspondent and San Francisco Bureau Chief of Time.