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CTO: Time for govt innovation has arrived | ZDNet Government | ZDNet.com

Innovation in government not easy road


U.S. chief technology office Aneesh Chopra says he’s working hard to enable the federal government to embrace innovation, user-friendliness and best practices, but doing so means modernizing purchasing rules and procedures.

The time for innovation has arrived for all industries with the increasing maturity of cloud computing.

-Tune The Future-

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Ray DePena worked at IBM for over 12 years in various senior global roles in managed hosting sales, services sales, global marketing programs (business innovation), marketing management, partner management, and global business development.
His background includes software development, computer networking, systems engineering, and IT project management. He holds an MBA in Information Systems, Marketing, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Systems from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

Named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers in 2009, Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2010, and Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2011, he is the Founder and Editor of Amazon.com Journal,Competitive Business Innovation Journal,and Salesforce.com Journal.

He currently serves as an Industry Advisor for the Higher Education Sector on a National Science Foundation Initiative on Computational Thinking. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. DePena now lives in northern California. He can be followed on:

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