Tim Cook Among Top Tech Leaders Meeting with POTUS
Apple CEO Tim Cook is heading to Washington, D.C. for a meeting with President Barack Obama.
Cook will be joined by a number of tech industry heavyweights, including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and others.
These leaders will confer with President Obama on Tuesday in the White House to purportedly "discuss how the tech sector can help the government avoid IT screw-ups like the healthcare.gov website rollout."
National security is also on the agenda.
"Tomorrow, President Obama will meet with executives from leading tech companies to discuss progress made in addressing performance and capacity issues with HealthCare.Gov and how government can better deliver IT to maximize innovation, efficiency and customer service," a White House official was quoted tonight. "The meeting will also address national security and the economic impacts of unauthorized intelligence disclosures. Finally, the President will discuss ways his Administration can partner with the tech sector to further grow the economy, create jobs and address issues around income inequality and social mobility."
Although the top bosses won't be there, representatives from Twitter, Zynga, Comcast, LinkedIn, and Microsoft will also participate in the meeting.