Collaboration Coming Together as President Trump Meets with Technology Industry Leaders to Modernize America’s Government

LISTEN NOW! (Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM!) As we have declared numerous times, THIS IS A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR! So many sweeping changes are happening in Washington, it’s hard to keep up. Big things are happening. President Trump recently assembled a technology summit at the White House with technology leaders from across the nation to brainstorm and share ideas about how best to tackle the problems in our nation and how to make America more efficient.
The roundtable discussion of business leaders, CEO’s and academic leaders represents a “who’s who” in anything involving technology. The President elaborates on those who were in attendance in his own words. “We’re joined by an incredible group of leaders on the absolute cutting edge of innovation including many CEOs from the world’s most successful businesses. We have approximately $3.5 Trillion of market value in this room.” The President also highlighted what his aim is in having these leaders together in one place.
“Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens, stronger protection from cyberattacks… and up to a trillion dollars in savings for taxpayers over the next ten years.” With these goals in mind, the President also describes some of the steps that have already been taken by his Administration. “My Administration’s already taken very historic steps to modernize critical IT systems and make government more transparent.” He then opens the floor so that all of those in attendance can briefly share about how their companies are effecting technology.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, talked about modernizing our government. With these modernizations, he points to ecology and the importance of the technology industry to work hand in hand with the government, “to skill the people of the United States for the jobs of the future technology will play a role both in creation of the jobs and the skills.” Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, expressed that this Administration “could be the innovation Administration”.
Rafael Reif, President of MIT, shared that “my view is to stay where we are as the most innovative country in the world 30 years from now.” The Chancellor of UNC was also present. As she comments on the future of technology, she shared, “I think of all those kids that have such capacity and what we’re talking about is trying to take every resource we have to put to building that innovation capacity for the country.”
As the President commented earlier on the priority of cybersecurity, Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard, also touched on this as he brought up the Internet of Things. “I think in addition to what technology and the Internet of Things is going to do for all of us as an opportunity, side by side comes a tremendous responsibility on cybersecurity. I think working that the right way with the right public-private partnerships we’re also working it where the weakest link, which is small merchants and the individual consumer, get the right level of safety that they demand from us is really important.”
Eric Schmidt, former President of Google, now Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., expressed his optimism of what he sees taking place during the Trump Administration, because of technology. “I’m absolutely convinced that during your administration, is going to be a huge explosion in new opportunities because of the platforms that are getting built in our industry. Those will create huge, very large new business opportunities for which we entrepreneurs, technical talent immigration, and so forth that you understand. It can drive America very, very positively forward.”
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, expressed his gratitude for the intercommunication between the private sector and the government during this time. “It was a great outreach I think between the private-public partnerships that we can really drive innovation much much faster and so I hope today is just the start of what we can accomplish together.”
It is so powerful to see our President and his team taking such an interactive role with the leaders in our nation to harbor an environment of open dialogue, innovation, and success. See the full exchange between these business leaders, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: American Technology Council, technology, The White House, Ivanka Trump, President Trump, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, The Ohio State University, Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, cyber security, Internet of Things, cellular technologies, 5G Network, government databases, job creation, culture of innovation, and collaboration. Greg shared in this segment. 

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