Aneesh Chopra is a great appointment for CTO. I have heard him give the keynote at the State of the Net conference in January (along with MEP James Elles) at the State of the net conference where I was speaking later that day.
His views are truly refreshing especially on the topic of liberating government data
Watch the talk and an outline on Sean Garret’s blog Aneesh Chopra: National CTO
Certainly one of the most interesting announcements I have seen recently
Also, Don’t miss this excellent article from Tim O Reilly which summarises why his thinking is truly revolutionary