White House Names Dj Patil As The First Us Chief Data Scientist

It’s Finally Official: The White House Has Named Dj Patil Its First Ever Chief Data Scientist And Deputy Chief Technology Officer For Data Policy.

Yes, that’s a mouthful. Even as an acronym, Patil’s new title is ten letters long: CDSaDCTODT. But the gist is that Patil—who has worked inside several big-name Silicon Valley operations, including LinkedIn, eBay, PayPal, Skype, and venture capital firm Greylock Partners—will now act as an evangelist for new applications of big data across all areas of government, with a particular focus on healthcare.

Author: Jessi Hempel

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