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The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government - Aneesh Chopra - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:30pm</span>

The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

10/18/2014 - 1:30pm

Central Library - Community Room

In Innovative State, America's first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, tells the story of a new revolution in America. Over the course of our history, America has had a pioneering government matched to the challenges of the day. But over the past twenty years, as our economy and our society have been completely changed by technology, and the private sector has innovated, government has stalled, trapped in models that were designed for the America of the past. Aneesh Chopra, tasked with leading the charge for a more open, tech-savvy government, here shows how we can reshape our government and tackle our most vexing problems, from economic development to affordable healthcare. Drawing on interviews with leaders and building on his firsthand experience, Chopra's Innovative State is a fascinating look at how to be smart, do more with less, and reshape American government for the twenty-first century.

 

This event is being held in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Aneesh Chopra

About Presenter Aneesh Chopra

 

Aneesh Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an "open innovation" strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration - opening up data, convening on standards and staffing "lean government startups." He is the author of the book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government," focused on how we can tap entrepreneurial problem solvers to address challenges in health, energy and education markets among other public and regulated sectors.

 

Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a technology firm focused on improving the productivity of public and regulated sectors of the economy through data analytics. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (#39) and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue. Chopra earned his master's degree in public policy from Harvard University in 1997 and his bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

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The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government


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