White House CTO Aneesh Chopra describes President Obama’s challenge to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to digitize health records and allow veterans to download personal health information at the push of a button, and how the initiative spurred the private sector to follow suit.
New Rules: Policy and Progress in a Borderless World
Aneesh Chopra, United States of America CTO
in conversation with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist
NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will feature world-renowned business leaders, technologists, and thinkers exploring the promise and peril of the network’s future, as well as the most pressing digital issues and opportunities today.
Aneesh Chopra is the nation’s first CTO. Appointed to the newly created post by President Obama in April 2009, he spearheads the Administration’s technology initiatives to streamline government, improve transparency, and advance policy goals from job creation to homeland security to health care reform. Chopra also serves as Associate Director for technology in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in which capacity he advises the President on technology and its implications for broader domestic and international affairs.