Tech executives began to filter into Trump Tower Wednesday afternoon to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz were among the first to arrive.
About a dozen tech A-listers — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, among them — were expected to sit down with the president-elect to discuss jobs, immigration policy, free trade, cybersecurity and taxes.
The summit, roughly one month before the billionaire real-estate tycoon is sworn in as 45th president, could offer an early litmus test on how Trump plans to bring jobs to the Rust Belt and other non-tech regions. The attendees represent more than 1.3 million U.S. jobs and a total market cap of $2.9 trillion, according to the Consumer Technology Association.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Jon Swartz, Jessica Guynn and Edward Baig