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Megan Smith

Chief Technology Officer, United States
In September 2014, President Obama named Megan Smith the United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she serves as an Assistant to the President. As U.S. CTO, Smith focuses on how technology policy, data and innovation can advance the future of our nation. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer and tech evangelist. She most recently served as a Vice President at Google, first leading new business development, and later serving as a VP in the leadership team at Google[x]. During her tenure, she led the company’s acquisitions of major platforms such as Google Earth, Google Maps and Picasa, and also served as GM of during its engineering transition, adding Google Crisis Response, Google for Nonprofits and Earth Outreach/Engine.