Apple’s CEO Tim Cook along with other heavyweights from the Silicon Valley like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Alphabet’s CEO Larry Page will be attending a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
This will be the first time since winning the election that Donald Trump will be meeting some of the big executives from Silicon Valley. The President-elect’s team has invited less than a dozen people, with only the major executives from the tech sector being invited.
Besides the above-mentioned names, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; Intel CEO Brian Krzanich; Oracle CEO Safra Catz; and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty have also been invited to the summit. Other high-profile Silicon Valley names like Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have also been invited.
The list of those not invited or invited but not going — the equivalent of the “I’m washing my hair” excuse, I guess — is even more interesting, including those from pretty much all of its most innovative companies. Some just got invites late this week, by the way, which shows how rolling the invites might have been.
The exact agenda of Trump’s tech summit remains unknown, but it’s likely that the President-elect will talk about tax reforms and regulations and urge the high-profile Silicon Valley executives to create more jobs in the United States to make the country great again.[Via Recode]