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Big Names Descend on White House for Trump’s Technology Summit

The gathering is the first event for a technology-focused effort within the White House Office of American Innovation.In a document outlining the working-group sessions, the White House said the federal government should require “making it easy for agencies to use the cloud”.She completed the gorgeous look with taupe colored high heels.Accompanied by his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom are presidential advisers, Trump stressed that the “government needs to catch up with the technology revolution”.On Monday, top executives of the tech industry attended the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council at the White House.In the chaotic months since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, few figures in his administration have seemed as enigmatic as Jared Kushner. “Happy #FathersDay to these two incredible dads!”In May, Trump issued an executive order to establish the American Technology Council to that end.The senior aide is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem al-Quds and Ramallah, a White House official said Tuesday.Representatives from the largest U.S. tech companies, including the executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook, and Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, discussed how to make the federal government more efficient.The normally quiet Kushner read from a script and said that he had expected the government sector to be resistant to change, but has found the opposite to be true. The administration’s plan: to have America’s biggest innovators help President Trump transform the government’s technology. But numerous information systems used by federal agencies are outdated and inefficient, according to two senior administration officials who briefed reporters about the meeting on condition of anonymity. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was invited but could not attend because of a conflict, the company said. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is not on the list. IBM was prominent last week during the White House’s push for apprenticeships.Some of the Tech CEOs attending the meeting include Tim Cook of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), who outspokenly in criticized Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change and travel ban on immigrants. from several major Muslim countries.Apple is also expected to argue that immigration is important to the American economy, as well as weighing in on how to better support military veterans, and express a pro-human rights view, Axios reports.