Publication Date: May 14, 2009
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama’s vision for technology was off the charts of anyone’s prior expectations.
A self-confessed Blackberry addict, Obama personally understood the power of connectivity. A relentless campaigner, he realized that social networking technology was unmatched in its ability to influence public opinion and rally supporters. A “change candidate,” he saw technology as an integral component of his strategy to rein in the cost and improve the effectiveness of major government programs.