Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra anchors T4A.org TechTable in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA – October 24, 2014 – On Monday, October 27, 2014, T4A.org will sit down for a TechTable with former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra. Since leaving the Administration, Chopra co-founded a company called Hunch Analytics and currently serves as its Executive Vice President. Chopra is also the author of the recent book The Innovative State: How Technologies Can Transform Government, which is “focused on how the country can tap entrepreneurial problem solvers to address challenges in health, energy and education markets among other public and regulated sectors.”¹ Prior to his role in the White House, Chopra served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology and was the Managing Director for the Advisory Board Company.
Originally from New Jersey, Chopra has a B.A. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
According to T4A.org’s Executive Director Autumn Sample Kurtz, Chopra’s current and past roles “make him an ideal Convening Guest. Not only does he represent a public sector view but he can also speak knowledgeably about the role of the private sector with our technology executives at the table. T4A.org anticipates that a large part of the discussion will be about how big data and analytics can help small businesses. And, because the 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, it is also likely that the group will discuss the infusion of technology and innovation into government and the political process.”
The TechTable will be hosted by T4A.org Board Member Craig Newmark in downtown San Francisco. This will be Chopra’s third TechTable with T4A.org. He previously hosted a TechTable in October 2013 to discuss the challenges he faced in his role as CTO and has also participated in an online TechTable on how to reinvent risk and reward.
¹Aneesh Chopra. (n.d.). Hunch Analytics Team. Retrieved from http://hunchanalytics.com/team/