Open Innovation

Tools to Solve Problems and Grow the Economy

President Obama appointed Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer in May, 2009, to spur innovation and collaborative processes to solve problems and grow the jobs and industries of the future. Along with a growing team of leaders across the Federal Government, Chopra has worked to increase the potential of open innovation in areas like health IT, learning technologies, and smart grid. He has also championed the role of the White House as an “impatient convener” of public- and private-sector parties to tackle grand challenges.

As Chopra wraps up his tenure this month as the first U.S. CTO, please join him and a panel of innovation experts for a discussion of progress made and lessons learned—and for the unveiling of a new “Open Innovator’s Toolkit” that will facilitate wider use of these strategies across government, including at the state and local level.

Featured Speaker:
Aneesh Chopra, Assistant to the President, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and Associate Director for Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Moderated by:
Tom Perriello, Counselor for Policy to the Center for American Progress, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured Panelists:
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Peter Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Chris Vein, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

Coffee will be served at 8:30 AM