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Megan Smith

CEO, shift7; Former United States Chief Technology Officer

Bio Current as of September 16, 2019

Megan Smith, shift7 CEO; 3rd U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist. Served as the third U.S. Chief Technology Officer from 2014-2017 — working on issues from AI and open data to inclusive economic growth, entrepreneurship, gov tech innovation capacity, and criminal justice reform. Eleven years as vice president at Google leading new business development, and later at Google[x] co-created Women Techmakers and SolveforX. Led acquisitions of Google Earth, Maps, Picasa and engineering transition of Google.org. PlanetOut CEO, Apple Japan, General Magic innovating early smart phones. Board member of MIT, Vital Voices; Member, National Academy of Engineering and Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the Malala Fund and UN Solutions Summit, advisor Silicon Valley Comes to the UK. Bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT. Co-founded shift7, focusing on tech-forward networked innovation for faster scaled impact on systemic economic, social, and environmental challenges.