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. Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive VP of Hunch Analytics, a technology firm focused on improving the productivity of public sectors through data analytics. He is also the author of the book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government." Chopra holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University.