One of the areas I've worked in over the past few years has been economic development, specifically technology-based economic development in the rural Tennessee-Virginia border area.
During a multi-year stint launching a Chamber of Commerce small business initiative (KOSBE) and the launch of a non-metropolitan World Trade Center (MountainSouth WTC), I had the opportunity to work with Aneesh Chopra.
At that time, Aneesh was the CTO for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but he has since moved on to the national level. I was delighted to hear that he will be speaking at SUPERCOMM on the same day as my session.
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. and Associate Director for Technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will deliver a keynote at SUPERCOMM 2009. Chopra--appointed by President Obama to "promote technological innovation to help achieve our most urgent priorities"--will deliver his vision of how broadband will transform the American economy on Day 2, Thursday, October 22, 2009.