White House convenes Cook, Bezos and others for talks on tech – CNET

President Donald Trump

White House adviser Jared Kushner.

The Washington Post

Top tech leaders will be coming to DC on Monday for a series of working sessions to discuss cybersecurity, updating the government’s computer systems and future tech trends.

The meeting will be hosted by the White House Office of American Innovation, which is led by President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the American Technology Council.

Those in attendance will include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, CBS News reported.

The meeting comes a little more than two weeks after Trump said he would pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, a move several tech leaders criticized.

Cook plans to bring up a handful of issues at the event, including the needs for strong encryption to protect privacy and immigration to spur the US economy, Axios reported.

Trump also held a meeting with major tech leaders in December, before he became president.

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