ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The innovative state — lean (government) startups | Aneesh Chopra | TEDxUVA

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The innovative state — lean (government) startups | Aneesh Chopra | TEDxUVA

Here’s Great Tip: The innovative state — lean (government) startups | Aneesh Chopra | TEDxUVA


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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. One way to “make government cool again,” according to former former Chief Technology Officer to the President Aneesh Chopra, is to nurture a growing number of entrepreneurs within our governmental bureaucracy. In his talk, Chopra discusses how the growth
of “lean” entrepreneurial startups at all levels of government can work to confront today’s greatest policy challenges.

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 forthcoming 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.

Upon his departure, President Obama noted, “As the federal government’s first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the 21st century. Aneesh found countless ways to engage the American people using technology, from electronic health records for veterans, to expanding access to broadband for rural communities, to modernizing government records. His legacy of leadership and innovation will benefit Americans for years to come, and I thank him for his outstanding service.”

Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a startup 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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