Thursday, November 06, 2008

Memo to Gordon Brown - do this now: CTO-UK

New York magazine contributing editor, John Heilemann, interviewed billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr at a web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this Wednesday. As Heilemann came straight off the campaign trail, he had a question directly from the President Elect, he said:

...Barack Obama wanted to know whom Mr. Doerr would recommend for chief technology officer of the United States, a position that Mr. Obama has promised to create. Mr. Doerr’s first choice was Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, in which Mr. Doerr invested early on. Mr. Joy is now a partner at Mr. Doerr’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mr. Doerr said it would be a sacrifice to lose him to the Obama administration, but that “there is no greater cause.”

From the NYT.

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