White House tech summit: Bezos, Cook, Thiel set to attend – Jun. 19, 2017
Is President Trump ready to mend fences with Silicon Valley?The White House is hosting a summit Monday with top talent in technology. It’s the first meeting of the American Technology Council, which was created by an executive order Trump signed last month.The group will talk about reforming the H-1B visa program, which Trump has criticized and says is abused by tech firms that use it to import cheap labor.Also on the council’s agenda: modernizing the government’s technology infrastructure and keeping its computers safe from cyber attacks.Related: CEOs to Trump: You’re failingAn administration official said leaders from 18 companies are expected to attend, including Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) CEO Satya Nadella, Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOG).
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