Obama Meets Heads of Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo

Feb 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Business and Finance

Thursday evening President Obama will meet in San Francisco with twelve corporate leaders in technology and innovation to discuss how their industries can serve as a model for success in innovation, research and development, education, and clean energy, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon. Attendees will include the heads of Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO Facebook

The full list of scheduled attendees includes:

  • John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo!
  • John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems
  • Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
  • Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle
  • Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
  • John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
  • Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple
  • Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech
  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google
  • Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, President, and CEO, Facebook

Carney described the participants as models for making major contributions to economic growth over the past several decades. President Obama wants to discuss how this model can be used to inspire growth in other economic sectors. Carney said, “It is a remarkable demonstration of the American capacity for creativity and innovation, leadership, and a model really for that kind of economic activity that we want to see in other cutting-edge industries in the United States where jobs can be created in America and kept in America. And that’s what he wants to talk about.”

The meeting will be a closed-door dinner at a private residence.

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