In addition to meeting with Jared Kushner on June 19, leaders from the tech industry will meet June 22 to discuss drones, driverless cars, and more.
A who’s who of tech leaders and CEOs will be converging on the White House next week to meet with top government officials to discuss a wide variety of ways in which government can use technology to become more efficient.
On Monday, President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is assembling tech’s top talent to discuss ways in which the government can modernize its services and operations. Included in that group are Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf, Alphabet/Google’s Eric Schmidt and others.
Then on Thursday, the group – billed as the American Technology Council – will meet for a discussion on exciting new technological innovations:
Days later, the White House will summon another collection of tech experts for a second round of conversations: A June 22 gathering devoted to drones, driverless cars and the 5G wireless technologies that enable the “Internet of Things,” the four sources confirmed. They’ll also explore investments in such emerging sectors.
That second meeting is being organized by the White House’s leading research arm, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which still has no permanent director. Instead, the meeting is being convened by Michael Kratsios, the country’s deputy chief technology officer who has ties to [Peter] Thiel. It does not yet have a formal, final agenda, but invites have gone to about 30 companies, including Amazon, Google and Intel, according to sources familiar with the Trump administration’s thinking.
Next week’s tech focus follows two weeks worth of job-related themes, including infrastructure week last week, and workforce week this week.
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