Its still unclear if Obama will select a Chief Innovation Officer for his cabinet. In the meantime, Tech Daily Dose is reporting on President-elect Barack Obama‘s technology, innovation and government reform working group within his transition team is being led by Sonal Shah, Julius Genachowski, and Blair Levin. I’ve been checking out the background on a couple of these folk.
Sonal Shah heads up global development of Google.org, interesting post here about the controversy of the Indian American Economist’s appointment in India and Pakistan given her alleged ties to right-wing groups. In the scope of things … there is something in everyone’s closet – we still need to learn from the perspective and diversity.
Julius is touted as a business executive – not much exciting here, hard to see the compelling connection. Blair Levin is the managing director of Stiefel Nicolaus as the principal telecom, media and tech regulatory and strategy analyst.