White House Hires VMware CIO Tony Scott

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VMware exec set to aid in ‘changing the way the Federal government manages IT’

The Obama administration has hired VMware executive Tony Scott to be the US government’s new chief information officer (CIO).

Scott (pictured below) carried out the same role at VMware, where he joined only in 2013. He has over 30 years of experience, and has previously worked at Microsoft and Walt Disney.

Remarkable work

tony scott vmwareA White House statement said he will help “build on the remarkable work done by the Nation’s first CIOs Vivek Kundra and Steve VanRoekel in changing the way the Federal government manages IT.”

“The President’s announcement today of Tony Scott as the next United States Chief Information Officer is an important opportunity for our Nation. With the radical evolution of information technology (IT), the Federal Government has unprecedented opportunity to enhance how we deliver services to the American people and spark greater innovation in the digital age.”

It was also revealed this week that one of Silicon Valley’s top data scientists will be working for the White House.

DJ Patil, who has previously done stints at LinkedIn and Salesforce, is now the chief data scientists for the US government. His main area of expertise will be healthcare.

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