Google's Smith Named U.S. CTO; CEA Praises Appointment
Megan Smith, a longtime executive with Google, has been named Chief Technology Officer of the United States by the White House. In addition Alexander Macgillivray, formerly of both Google and Twitter, has been named Smith's deputy.
The Consumer Electronics Association praised the appointments.
"We applaud the White House for naming Megan Smith as U.S. CTO and Alexander Macgillivray as deputy CTO. Both are exceptional technology leaders," CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. "At Google, 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.