Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and other tech execs to attend Trump's tech summit this week

Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and other tech execs to attend Trump's tech summit this week
High profile tech leaders are coming together to attend a tech summit being held this Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Alphabet CEO Larry Page will all be attending, as will a number of other executives at major tech companies. The list includes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins; IBM CEO Ginni Rometty; Intel CEO Brian Krzanich; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

Some of these executives have already faced the wrath of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Apple CEO Tim Cook, for one, was lambasted by the real estate developer for not unlocking an iPhone owned by a deceased terrorist and for building products overseas. Apple has reportedly talked with the companies that manufacture its products about moving some production to the U.S.

Considering that the President-elect has had a negative attitude toward technology executives and tech companies, one report said that getting the tech leaders to attend the summit was a difficult endeavor that was left to hedge fund manager Peter Thiel. The investor is a Trump supporter and currently sits on the board of Facebook.

We'd love to be a fly on the wall to hear how this meeting plays out. There is considerable animosity against Trump in the industry, and Amazon's Bezos happens to own the Washington Post which has been heavily against the incoming president. Still, the President-elect does have some fans in this group. Oracle's CEO Safra Catz appears to be among them.


The meeting will take place at Trump Tower in New York City.

source: Recode

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24. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I wonder if he'll discuss the important cyber with them? Maybe bring his expert son with him, appoint him secretary of cyber.

72. benzb

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I don't want to go too much into politics but honestly all politicians are full of s**t. I don't trust any of them.

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