Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord which led CEOs of many tech companies to publicly express their dismay over his decision. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook even wrote an internal letter to the company’s employees reiterating the need to save the environment.
Now, Bloomberg reports that CEOs of some of the largest tech companies in the world will be meeting President Donald Trump later this month at the White House for the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council. The council has been made to help modernise the government services and comprises of government officials like US chief technology officer, with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner leading the council.
The council was formed by Trump on May 1 via an executive order to “transform and modernize” the government’s efforts in information technology and digital services.
The report says that 11 companies have been invited to attend the summit that will be taking place on June 19. This includes Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Alphabet’s CEO Eric Schmidt, and others.
It remains to be seen if CEOs from Apple, Microsoft, and other tech companies will work closely with Trump’s technology council after they publicly disapproved of his move to quit the Paris Climate Accord.