Obama Meets With Tech CEOs

19 Feb

In the latest in a series of meetings involving President Obama and business leaders, a small group of top Silicon Valley executives plans to meet with Mr. Obama at a dinner on Thursday at the home of John Doerr, a prominent venture capitalist.

The list of executives attending, not yet released by the White House, includes:

•John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
•Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo
•John Chambers, C.E.O. and chairman, Cisco Systems
•Dick Costolo, C.E.O, Twitter
•Larry Ellison, co-founder and C.E.O., Oracle
•Reed Hastings, C.E.O., Netflix
•John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
•Steve Jobs, chairman and C.E.O., Apple
•Art Levinson, chairman and former C.E.O., Genentech
•Eric Schmidt, chairman and C.E.O., Google
•Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, The Westly Group
•Mark Zuckerberg, president, and C.E.O., Facebook

The meeting has been shrouded in some secrecy. The White House press office confirmed that Mr. Obama would be in Silicon Valley to meet in private with business leaders. Only his arrival and departure on Air Force One are open to the press. The White House has said that Mr. Obama will travel from California to Hillsboro, Ore., on Friday, where he will visit an Intel plant.

A person familiar with the Silicon Valley meeting said that it will be over dinner at the Woodside, Calif., home of Mr. Doerr.

Article by: Miguel Helft for NY Times, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/top-silicon-valley-execs-to-meet-with-obama/?ref=technology

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