The leaders of Twitter, Google, Facebook, Oracle, and Apple are among the twelve attendees at tonight's closed-door dinner meeting President Obama will have tonight in San Francisco.
The White House announced this afternoon the names of the business leaders in technology and innovation the president will speak to tonight at a private residence:
•John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
•Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo!
•John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems
•Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
•Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle
•Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
•John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
•Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple
•Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech
•Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google
•Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group
•Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, President, and CEO, Facebook
White House press secretary Jay Carney described the participants as those who have been a “huge contributor” to the economic growth “in the last several decades” with their business leadership.
“It is a remarkable demonstration of the American capacity for creativity and innovation, leadership, and a model really for that kind of economic activity that we want to see in other cutting-edge industries in the United States where jobs can be created in America and kept in America. And that's what he wants to talk about."
A White House official said the president and the business leaders will discuss innovation, research and development, education and clean energy.
-Sunlen Miller and Jake Tapper