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Chopra Sets High Bar for Federal CTO Role

BSA Encourages President Obama to Seek Another Visionary Technology Leader

Washington — January 27 —

The Business Software Alliance today praised the work of outgoing US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, and called on President Obama to replace the nation’s first-ever CTO with another visionary technology leader. 

“Aneesh Chopra has been a tireless leader and advocate for the role technology can play in tackling our nation’s biggest problems,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “Chopra looked at every challenge with a focus on how technology can increase efficiency, transparency, and government service to US citizens. We see that in the expanding role of technology in healthcare, in the government’s growing use of cloud solutions, in increased broadband access across the US, and in the rapidly growing smart grid. Chopra has set a very high bar for future CTOs.”

“Aneesh Chopra was a fantastic choice for our nation’s first-ever CTO,” Holleyman said.  “I encourage President Obama to seek another leader who will bring the same level of energy, innovation and passion to the role of CTO.”

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The Business Software Alliance ( is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of nearly 100 world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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