My choice for President Obama's CTO . . .

President Obama has promised to appoint the nation's first Chief Technology Officer and I have the perfect candidate.The perfect candidate should have these qualities (imho):- They should be from the Silicon Valley region (because Silicon Valley is a national treasure and the global engine of innovation (bar none)).

President Obama has promised to appoint the nation's first Chief Technology Officer and I have the perfect candidate.

The perfect candidate should have these qualities (imho):

- They should be from the Silicon Valley region (because Silicon Valley is a national treasure and the global engine of innovation (bar none)).

- They should be a serial entrepreneur (so that they understand the ups and downs, the elation and the depression of an entrepreneur, and yet they go back and do it again, . . . and again, and again)).

- They should have several years of experience at a senior VP executive level at one of Silicon Valley's top technology companies.

- They are on the board of directors of some of our largest companies.

- They have made an academic study of innovation and they understand the dynamics of how innovation is done and what can destroy it.

- They are very comfortable talking with the media about their ideas.

- They have met with top government officials on the subject of innovation and how to preserve US leadership.

- They are in the prime of their life.

- They have a near universal respect from their peers.

Who am I describing? Let me know if you know someone that fits this profile . . . ( I have the perfect candidate I'll give you my suggestion later this week but maybe you can guess from my description.)

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