The world’s biggest leaders in tech will descend on Trump Tower in Manhattan Wednesday to meet the president-elect.
Donald Trump extended invitations to a small group of tech leaders including industry heavyweights like Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook. During the presidential campaign, Silicon Valley united against Trump whose rhetoric against open borders and globalization turned off many entrepreneurs. With Trump set to take office in January though, many tech leaders are coming to grips with a new reality.
The invitation was sent last week by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and investor Peter Thiel, who is an advisor to the Trump Transition team. The invite comes as Trump fills his cabinet with generals and billionaires, most recently considering Exxon Mobil’s CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
Here’s who’s invited to the meeting at Trump Tower Wednesdsay, according to Recode. The list of tech leaders not attending includes those who declined the invitation or were not invited. Whether SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will attend is still unknown.
Larry Page, Google CEO
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO
Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO
Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO
Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO
Safra Catz, Oracle CEO
Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO (inviteD)
Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO (invited)
Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO
Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
Stewart Butterfield, Slack CEO
Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO
Marc Andreesen, Venture Capitalist
Max Levchin, Affirm CEO
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner