Apple CEO Tim Cook will visit the White House later this month for the first meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump's American Technology Council, a report revealed on Thursday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella are also expected to be in attendance, but Facebook has not yet responded to its invitation to the event.

The meeting, which was formed as part of an effort to modernize government technology and digital services, will include a gathering of top executives followed by smaller sessions on specific topics, such as technology sales to government agencies and cloud computing, according to Bloomberg.

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The council will be led by Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and will be attended by government officials including the U.S. chief technology officer, said people with knowledge of the matter. Eleven companies have been invited to participate in the June 19 summit, .

The meeting comes just a few weeks after Cook and Nadella publicly criticized the Trump administration for its decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Technology companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have also been critical of a proposed U.S. travel ban on passengers from majority-Muslim countries, with the companies being among 97 that filed a legal brief in February opposing the ban.

Trump held a roundtable discussion with tech executives in December, before his inauguration. The meeting focused on jobs, trade, immigration, and China relations. Afterwards, industry leaders said an area of broad agreement was the potential for the Trump administration to innovate in government services.

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tgara Avatar
88 months ago
People on this forum who keep shouting "Tim should keep out of politics" forget that it's impossible with a company this big and this influencial to be completely unpolitical. And since trump himself keeps asking for his advice, I'm very proud of Tim that he uses the voice that he has to stand up for important issues such as the paris agreement or equality.
This group is not about climate change or equality. According to the Executive Order, the American Technology Council is designed to review and improve the Federal Government's use, implementation, and delivery of information technology and related services. From my work with the government and its agencies, any help Apple could provide to streamline things or make things more efficient would be welcome.

Regardless of his politics, Tim is doing the right thing by participating. A boycott would be completely stupid. Having a voice on the council means he can advocate for, among other things, the privacy issues that much of the tech community is concerned about.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chfilm Avatar
88 months ago
People on this forum who keep shouting "Tim should keep out of politics" forget that it's impossible with a company this big and this influencial to be completely unpolitical. And since trump himself keeps asking for his advice, I'm very proud of Tim that he uses the voice that he has to stand up for important issues such as the paris agreement or equality.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ibookg409 Avatar
88 months ago
Cause Trump is not fit for being President, this is the nice version, I could say he's a ....
After watching the Keynote on Monday I'd say Cook isn't fit to be CEO.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
88 months ago
After watching the Keynote on Monday I'd say Cook isn't fit to be CEO.
Seems to me your opinion on WWDC is completely different than mine, I think it was exceptional.
Tim Cook shouldn't be on the stage, but that doesn't mean he's not a good CEO, would I like Steve back, yes, but he's dead.(RIP)


(Hairforce one should take Tim's place.)


Trump is just a spoiled brat, a con man, juvenile/childish.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
88 months ago
One word to Tim Cook: Boycott







Edited for spelling
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ibookg409 Avatar
88 months ago
By the time the meeting comes around, Kushner will be out.
I doubt it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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