The following is an excerpt from Steven Musil | June 8, 2017 | CNET.com |
The leaders of some of tech's biggest companies will attend an inaugural meeting of a Trump administration group formed to modernize government services, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
The American Technology Council will focus on a variety of topics, including cloud computing and tech sales to government agencies, Bloomberg said. The group is being led by Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser.
Eleven companies are invited to attend on June 19, sources told the news agency, including the chief executives of Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Google parent company Alphabet plans to send Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to the meeting, according to Bloomberg.
Oracle said CFO Safra Catz would attend the summit.
The group will arrive at the White House meeting just weeks after many of the chiefs criticized President Donald Trump on his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The US joined the Paris agreement in 2015. Nearly 200 countries are part of the accord and have agreed to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions.
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