“As the federal government’s first chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the twenty-first century. Aneesh found countless ways to engage the American people using technology, from electronic health records for veterans, to expanding access to broadband for rural communities, to modernizing government records. His legacy of leadership and innovation will benefit Americans for years to come.” —President Barack Obama

“Chopra has been one of those who have taught me the most about how we can build a better government with the help of technology. . . . Aneesh Chopra is a rock star. He’s a brilliant, thoughtful change-maker. He knows technology, he knows government, and he knows how to put the two together to solve real problems.” —Tim O’Reilly, chairman of O’Reilly Media

“I’ve worked with Aneesh for a (couple of) years, and bear witness that he’s the real deal, and has done a lot for the country, serving citizens well and providing a good return for the taxpayer dollar. In sum, he’s helped connect entrepreneurs to our government in a spirit that makes you feel like we can invent our way out of our nation’s biggest challenges.” —Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist

“He’s done a great job, enthusiastically talking about the role of technology and reinventing government, and how you open up this data to other people, but also been a great advocate and partner in a lot of their entrepreneurial initiative.” —Steve Case, cofounder of AOL