Todd Park

Todd Park is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President. U.S. CTO, Mr. Park leads a number of initiatives focused on leveraging technology to improve citizen services and government outcomes, such as the President’s Open Data Initiatives to liberate data for the purposes of fueling innovation and economic growth, and the first-ever Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which has fostered new approaches to creative problem-solving within the Federal Government. Todd joined the Administration in August 2009 as Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, he served as a change agent and “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation.  Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth and co-led its development into one of the most innovative health IT companies in the industry.  He also co-founded Castlight, a web-based health care shopping service for consumers.  Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start Healthpoint Services, a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.