Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel Are Meeting With Trump Today

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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel Are Meeting With Trump Today - World News

A diverse crowd of tech leaders is set to convene at the White House Monday for meetings with President Donald Trump and his top advisers.

During the first gathering of the American Technology Council, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and venture capitalist and noted Trump backer Peter Thiel will be among those in attendance.

The council, formed by the White House Office of American Innovation (which is in turn helmed by White House Senior Adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner), has been tasked with modernizing government technology while also tackling the increasingly pertinent issue of cybersecurity.

The 17 tech elites, who are expected to meet with Trump, Kushner, and other officials throughout the day, will certainly have much to talk about. Some of those on the invite list have publicly spoken out against at least some of the commander in chief’s decisions in the past. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has voiced his concerns over Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, while others, like Cook, have opposed Trump’s stance on immigration.

The full list of CEOs and other tech leaders meeting with Trump includes:

Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Zachary Bookman, CEO of OpenGov
Safra Catz, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
John Doerr, Chairman of Kleiner Perkins
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware
Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel
Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
Steven Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe
Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture
Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

Notably absent from the list are Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, currently on leave from his company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who previously stepped down from Trump’s economic advisory after the Paris decision, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who could not be there due to scheduling conflicts, according to The Wall Street Journal.



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