The meeting is one main part of the American Technology Council, which was formed by the US Government in May to help governmental agencies find ways to get up to speed on digital services. "America should be the global leader in government technology just as we are in every other aspect, and we are going to start our big edge again in technology - such an important industry", Trump added.
Others attending include Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr and the CEOs of Microsoft Corp International Business Machines Corp, Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Oracle Corp and Adobe Systems Inc. More than a dozen Trump administration officials including Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Kushner and Liddell will hold group sessions with the chief executives before they jointly meet with Trump. Mastercard Inc (MA.N) CEO Ajay Banga said his company wanted to assist with cyber security issues.
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"The US should have the most modern government in the world. Our goal here is simple", Kushner said in discussing the Council.
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Perhaps more significant, however, was its report that 64 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump's performance. He dipped down to 43 percent on May 17, in this particular survey , and has been slowly moving back up since.
In remarks to kick off the event, Kushner said he hopes the technology council will work to update American systems. The White House Office of American Innovation is hosting a series of working sessions to generate ideas to transform and modernize Government Services. Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to raise immigration, a person briefed on the matter said Sunday. The White House thinks it can take lessons from credit card companies in significantly reducing fraud.
Following Trump's June 1 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger stepped down from White House advisory panels.
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Whole Foods Market , which has more than 420 stores in more than 40 states in the USA , soared more than 29.1 percent to $42.68. Hetu said Amazon could make pertinent offers to attract shoppers of one but not the other, or get shoppers of both to buy more.