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My Choice For CTO USA: Judy Estrin - Here Is Why . . .

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 21, 2009

judy-estrin.pngPresident Barack Obama has promised to appoint a Chief Technology Officer for the US. I've heard some great suggestions from readers and I'm sure they would do a great job. My top choice would be Judy Estrin because of these qualities:

- she is a successful serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

- she is a former CTO of Cisco Systems.

- she has studied the subject of innovation in great detail with the recent publication of her book: Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy

- she is one our top thought leaders.

- she sits on the boards of some of the world's largest companies: The Walt Disney Company, Federal Express, and is a former director at Sun Microsystems.

Here is my interview with Ms Estrin from last year in which we talk about her recently published book:

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Please see:

Judy Estrin on the Gender Gap in Silicon Valley

http://www.theinnovationgap.com/

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