Aneesh Chopra is the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics. In his previous role as (the first) U.S. chief technology officer and assistant to the President, Chopra designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an “open innovation” strategy across the government built on private-sector collaboration—opening data to transform health, energy, and education markets; convening tech leaders to develop consensus standards; and sponsoring prizes, challenges, and competitions to tap into entrepreneurial problem solvers.
Chopra previously served as Virginia’s secretary of technology and has returned as a senior advisor with The Advisory Board Company, a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital executives to better serve patients, where he previously served as managing director. Chopra serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for America Progress. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare‘s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” 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, and his bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University.