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Should President Obama's CTO Come From Silicon Valley?

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 20, 2009

I think President Obama's CTO should be from Silicon Valley because we have some very capable people here, but more importantly, it would serve as a fantastic recognition that we have a national treasure here: an incredible engine of innovation that continues to produce in good times and not.

In fact, Silicon Valley produces its best work during its down times. It is during its periodic recessions that "next big thing" always gets developed. So this is a great time for Silicon Valley and it would be great if President Obama chose someone that comes from this area and understands the dynamics of innovation, imho.

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