Anthropology background a boon for Susannah Fox in role as HHS CTO

Susannah Fox, chief technology officer for the Health and Human Services Department, is not a technologist, but an anthropologist--and that makes her a great pick for the job, Dave Chase, CEO and founder of health IT company Avado, writes in a contributed piece to Forbes.

Her background in anthropology, Chase notes, will lead her to best understand how culture change must tie in with technology.

"Her predecessors, Todd Park and Bryan Sivak, did a terrific job of opening up government datasets and creating new models of innovation within the government," Chase says. "Fox is a natural pick to build off of that and extend into new areas." Article