How about someone who is an actual technologist rather than a policy wonk? And why is the job of the (Dep) CTO seemingly equated with IT (isn’t that what the CIO mainly covers)? There are other kinds of technology… energy, biology, space… Would be nice if someone leapt off the pages of the MIT Technology Review rather than the Harvard Business Review, you know?
No specific names, I don’t like to play that game. But it’s interesting that all the suggestions for Dep CTO are basically of a Government 2.0 vein, which is fine, except that there’s a lot of other stuff out there too. Maybe one of those to replace Beth but to replace Andrew I don’t really see that as nec (the CTO is already knowledgeable on IT anyway). Would love to see a scientist, engineer… maybe a senior professor with real lab cred but also some time in DC with DOE, NIH, etc.
My two cents.
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