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Megan Smith served as the ' third-ever (and first woman) United States Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Smith and her team helped the president and the administration harness the power of data, innovation and technology on behalf of the American people. Prior to the White House, Smith was a VP at Google, leading New Business Development for nine years and later service as a vice president in the leadership team at Google[x] where she co-created Solve for X and Women Techmakers. Smith led acquisition of major platforms such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Picasa, and also served as general manager of Google.org, the company’s social impact arm. She's the former CEO of Planet Out, an Internet company for the LGBTQ community in the early days of the web, worked on early smart phone technologies at General Magic, and co-lead multimedia work at Apple Japan in Tokyo. In 2012, Smith co-founded The Malala Fund, an organization dedicated to impacting girls education and empowerment around the world. Smith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and currently serves on the boards of Vital Voices and of MIT, her alma mater where she graduated with a BS and MS in mechanical engineering and completed her masters thesis work at the MIT Media Lab.

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Posted: 2 weeks ago
Recorded: Mar 31, 2017
Posted By: Project X-ITE
Running Time: 1:29:07
Views: 67

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Megan Smith

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