And you thought President Donald Trump forgot about the cyber?
No way. President Trump is planning to establish an American Technology Council, Axios reported Monday, that will help the government “deliver better digital services” and coordinate other strategies on tech policy.
The first meeting is expected to be early June and will include about 20 tech CEOs, according to Axios.
The effort is reportedly led by Jared Kushner and the White House Office of American Innovation. The council’s director is expected to be Chris Liddell, who serves as the White House director of strategic initiatives, and was formerly the chief financial officer of Microsoft and General Motors.
We don’t know yet who will be invited. In December, President Trump held a meeting of Silicon Valley executives including Apple’s Tim Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk, Alphabet’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Palantir’s Alex Karp, Oracle’s Safra Catz, Cisco Systems’ Chuck Robbins, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was notably absent as was Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who stepped down from a separate board on Trump’s economic advisory council after consumer pressure.