Executive Vice-President, Industries, Private Sector
Vivek Kundra is Executive Vice-President of Emerging Markets at Salesforce.com. Previously, he served as the first United States Chief Information Officer by US President Barack Obama and is credited with saving billions in taxpayer dollars, adopting game-changing technologies, strengthening the cybersecurity posture of the nation and launching an open government movement which has been replicated around the world. Kundra was responsible for managing more than US$ 80 billion in technology investments. Prior to joining the Obama administration, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia and as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served as a Fellow at Harvard University at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.