Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Michael Kratsios, deputy U.S. chief technology officer and deputy assistant to the President at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, was selected to join the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his leadership in the development of quantum, artificial intelligence and other technologies designed to enhance business operations.
This latest honor represents Kratsios’ first Wash100 win.
Kratsios advises the president on a range of technology issues and sets priorities and strategic initiatives for technology development. Under his leadership, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is responsible for managing the development of newer technologies with the Trump Administration’s priorities. Kratsios encourages American companies to adapt to new technology while expanding the necessary tools to succeed.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law providing $1.2B in funding for quantum computing research and development over the next five years in December 2018. The National Quantum Initiative Act will support federally backed research programs exploring quantum information science and building a quantum-smart workforce. Kratsios expects the initiatives to increase jobs, boost economic growth and enhance national security.
The Interagency Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence discussed efforts to boost AI research, training and partnerships during its inaugural meeting in June. Kratsios said the government provides full support for research and development in AI. The committee examined how to collaborate with AI-based organizations and establish an ongoing policy.
Kratsios stressed the need for federal agencies to collaborate with the private sector and academic institutions on artificial intelligence research in July following requests for the White House to provide information to trade groups about the ethics, transparency and fairness of its AI policy.
After Trump signed a memorandum to develop a national policy to facilitate wireless communications advancement with 5G technology, Kratsios noted the next generation of wireless networks will work to process larger amounts of data than the current 4G LTE networks. He wrote that the Trump Administration hopes to maintain the development of its technology, drive employment and economic growth and increase national security efforts.
Prior to serving in the White House, Kratsios was a principal at Thiel Capital. During his tenure, he invested and advised numerous technology companies. Before graduating from Princeton University, Kratsios interned for Sen. Lindsey Graham. He also worked for Barclays Capital and Lyford Group International and was chief financial officer for Clarium Capital Management.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Michael Kratsios for receiving this award.
About the Wash100
The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.
Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.