Todd Park

Former White House Technology Advisor and Former U.S. CTO

Todd Park served as White House technology advisor based in Silicon Valley until January 2017. In this role, he focused on bringing top technology talent and best practices into government to improve service delivery, national defense, public engagement, and more. Prior to assuming this role, Todd served from March 2012 to August 2014 as U.S Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and, in that position, served as an Assistant to the President. Todd joined the Obama Administration in August 2009 as CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he functioned as an “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. For his work at HHS, Todd was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2010.

Prior to his work in government, Todd co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development into one of the country’s most innovative and successful health information technology companies. After over a decade building Athenahealth, he stepped down from Athenahealth’s management team and co-founded Castlight Health, an online health benefits platform company, in 2008.  Todd has also volunteered as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and as a senior advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Todd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics. He is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.