Tech giants aren't on the best terms with the Obama administration lately, with the NSA's surveillance revelations getting more widespread by the day. But a lot of big tech names have agreed to visit the White House for a chat. The White House just announced a who's who of tech leaders are coming to Washington on Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and his team about the tech disaster that was HealthCare.gov, how government can better deliver IT and of course, national security.
According to the White House, here are the bigwigs expected to attend:
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
Reed Hastings, Co-Founder & CEO, Netflix
Drew Houston, Founder & CEO, Dropbox
Marissa Mayer, President and CEO, Yahoo!
Burke Norton, Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce
Mark Pincus, Founder, Chief Product Officer & Chairman, Zynga
Shervin Pishevar, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sherpa Global
Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast
Erika Rottenberg, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft
Randall Stephenson, Chairman & CEO, AT&T
No word on whether these tech leaders will do as cabinet members do for the State of the Union and have one group member stay back in case calamity strikes the room while they're all in it.
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