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Satya Nadella and Other Tech Leaders Invited to White House to Discuss Modernization of Government Services

Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and more have been invited to attend an American Technology Council meeting but are yet to respond. All three have been vocal critics of the administration's policies.

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's senior advisor Jared Kushner has invited the country's biggest tech leaders to an American Technology Council meeting to discuss the modernization of government services. The move follows the departure of some CEOs from Trump's advisory board over his Paris climate agreement decision.

Among the invited leaders is CEO , who is yet to respond. Though he attended the first ATC meeting, his company has since taken a vocal stance against Trump.

In January, Microsoft joined Amazon in a lawsuit against the immigration ban, alongside Amazon and Expedia. A month later, it criticized the reversal of transgender rights, and last week the Paris agreement withdrawal.

It's unclear, then, if Nadella will be open to the talk. The ATC meeting will allegedly contain sessions on Cloud , a topic Satya should be well-versed in.

10 Other Companies

As well as Microsoft, Kushner is asking for advisors from ten other companies. So far, Bloomberg has confirmed the following invitees:

  • Apple: Tim Cook, CEO
  • Amazon: , CEO
  • Oracle: Safra Catz, Co-CEO
  • IBM: Ginni Rometty, CEO
  • Alphabet Inc: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman
  • : Unknown

It will be very interesting to see how the tech leaders will respond. So far, Apple, , and Microsoft have declined to comment on the matter, while IBM and Amazon did not respond in time. The only confirmation so far is Oracle's participation.

Either way, it would make sense for Microsoft to attend. It already provides Azure and Windows to several government bodies, so it would be a natural choice for further modernization. We'll keep you updated on Nadella's response when more information becomes available.

SourceBloomberg
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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