The White House today announced it has named Megan Smith as the next Chief Technology Officer and Alexander Macgillivray as deputy Chief Technology Officer. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):
"We applaud the White House for naming Megan Smith as U.S. CTO and Alexander Macgillivray as deputy CTO. Both are exceptional technology leaders.
"At Google[x], Megan Smith became known for pursuing next-generation projects such as balloon-borne Internet service, drone delivery and solar-powered automobiles. She has also worked tirelessly to bring under-represented groups into the technology industry. Through his work at Google and Twitter, and as a private attorney representing clients such as the Internet Archive and Creative Commons, Alex Macgillivray has become a well-known advocate for an open and uncensored Internet.
"We congratulate Megan and Alex, and look forward to their efforts in crafting pro-innovation policies that will allow the American economy to grow and thrive."
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.