Just days after winning the election, President-Elect Barack Obama has recruited some of the country's foremost technology minds, in keeping with his campaign promise to
Obama's transition team, announced this week, includes executives from some of top technology companies in the U.S. Sonal Shah, head of global development initiatives at Google.org has been named to the transition team's advisory board, along with Donald Gips, group vice president at Internet specialist Level 3 Communications (LVLT).
Probably the biggest name from the technology and telecommunications sector in the transition team is Julius Genachowski, co-founder of technology investment firm LaunchBox Digital and a former chief counsel to ex-FCC chairman Reed Hundt.
"They have found people that are connected to some of the more innovative and open companies," said Ed Black, president and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association. "We're seeing the more dynamic side of the