The U.S. President Barack Obama with some CEO from main corporations, together with Apple CEO Steve Jobs. These days the White Home uploaded couple of images which confirmed that Apple CEO (after all wearing black turtleneck) sitting subsequent to Obama, and along side colleagues from different expertise companiesn having a toast.
The executives who attended the dinner were:
- Carol Bartz, President and CEO of Yahoo!
- John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco Systems
- Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter
- Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle
- Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix
- John Hennessy, President of Stanford University
- Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech
- Steve Jobs, CEO of AppleEric Schmidt, Chairman of Google
- Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder of The Westly Group
- Mark Zuckerberg, President and CEO of Facebook
President Barack Obama talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner with Technology Business Leaders in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, are Carol Bartz, Yahoo! President and CEO; Art Levinson, Genentech Chairman and former CEO; Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and CEO of Google.
The meeting, which took place years earlier, according to a statement from the White House planned to discuss a common interest: American technology. Obama wanted to talk about plans for American innovation, and also wants to talk about his commitment to new investments in R & D, education and clean energy to do. The dinner is the first occasion upon which the official Apple CEO shows up, since he several weeks ago for the third time with sick went.
President Barack Obama joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011.
Besides Jobs were CEOs of other large companies present at the meeting. In the picture we see include the CEOs of Yahoo, Cisco, Twitter, Google and Oracle. Even Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, was present. Zuckerberg, which normally carries a sweater and slippers, had a suit for the occasion hoisted. He was with his 27 years probably the youngest in the group. It is not clear what exactly was discussed. It was a private meeting, where the media were not welcome.
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