Executive Vice-President, salesforce.com
First CIO of the United States (2009-11)
Vivek Kundra is executive vice president at salesforce.com and previously, Kundra was appointed as the first United States Chief Information Officer by President Obama and is credited with saving billions in taxpayer dollars, adopting game changing technologies, strengthening the cybersecurity posture of the nation and launching an open government movement which has been replicated around the world. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Kundra served as the Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia and as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Kundra also served as a fellow at Harvard University at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
The World Economic Forum selected Kundra as a 2011 Young Global Leader, representing a group of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Kundra was named 2011 Government Executive of the year by TechAmerica; the 2009 Chief of the Year by InformationWeek; and 2008 IT Executive of the Year for his pioneering work to drive transparency, engage citizens and lower the cost of government operations.
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