Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer. He served as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. Mr. Chopra worked to advance the Presidentâ€™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 the fourth Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. Prior to his appointment by then-Governor Timothy M. Kaine, he served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazineâ€™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 Harvardâ€™s Kennedy School.