Live Webinar

First U.S. CTO Forecasts Federal Modernization Strategies

Thursday, May 6th - 1 pm ET / 10 am PT

As the pace of innovation in both the private and public sectors continue to accelerate; bolstering government and industry led collaborations is critical to adapting emerging technologies to modernized national security initiatives.

Appointed by President Obama, Aneesh Chopra became the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. During Aneesh's tenure, he led key national digital transformation initiatives, to include the President's Strategy for American Innovation,, and a broader agile transformation across the federal government. 

Don't miss this invite only conversation with former United States CTO, Aneesh Chopra, as he shares insights on how he leveraged tech based entrepreneurial ecosystems within the private sector to drive innovation nationally.

Based on his vast experience facilitating innovation within government, he will also discuss:

  • The implications of new and emerging trends (AI and Hybrid Cloud environments)
  • What factors drive innovation and where this may lead in the future
  • Aligning open innovation's priorities of transparency, holistic data strategies, and modernized methodologies to facilitate multisector alliances

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Aneesh Chopra

Former First US CTO,

Aneesh Chopra is the President of CareJourney, an open data membership service building a trusted, transparent rating system for physicians, networks, facilities and markets on the move to value. He served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Obama (’09-’12) and in 2014, authored, “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” He serves on the Board of the Health Care Cost Institute, the New Jersey Innovation Institute, and earned his MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and BA from The Johns Hopkins University.


Derek Holt

GM - Agile & DevOps

Derek brings nearly 20 years of experience leading large enterprise and startup technology companies with a consistent focus on the digital transformation. Derek joined after serving as President & COO of K4Connect, a venture backed IoT software company. Prior to K4Connect, Derek was a member of the founding executive team at Startup America Partnership, a public-private partnership with the White House focused on accelerating entrepreneurship and regional startup ecosystems.