Executives from Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Alphabet say they will be in attendance for the June 19 summit…
The American Technology Council, the brainchild of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, will convene its first meeting of high-level tech company executives on June 19.
Their goal? To modernize government services. But don’t be surprised if other controversial topics crop up. Tech groups almost uniformly joined together in opposition to Trump’s decision to excise the United States from the Paris climate agreement earlier this month.
More on the gathering, from Bloomberg:
The American Technology Council meeting will include a gathering of top executives followed by smaller sessions on particular topics, including those involving tech sales to government agencies, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. The council is made up of government officials, such as the U.S. chief technology officer, and is led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
Eleven companies have been invited to participate in the June 19 summit, the people said. The list of planned attendees include Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz and International Business Machines Corp. CEO Ginni Rometty, the people said. Alphabet Inc. plans to send Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Twenty-five U.S. companies penned a letter to President Trump back in May to express their hope that Trump would remain in the climate agreement. Numerous reports also cited Kushner as one member of Trump’s inner circle in favor of the Paris agreement.
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