08 December, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name two more individuals from Silicon Valley-both of whom are close to billionaire investor Peter Thiel-to his transition effort, a source familiar with the situation told FORBES on Wednesday.
Thiel, chief of staff Reince Preibus and Trump adviser/son-in-law Jared Kushner have formally extended an invitation to a roundtable event set for December 14 at Trump Tower in NY. Though, given recent rhetoric, it seems likely that hot topics like cyber security, net neutrality and, of course, jobs are all fair game in the lead up to inauguration.
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Among those scheduled to attend the December 14 meeting in New York City are Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins and Oracle Corp. The industry is (broadly speaking) liberal in its politics, and many prominent figures within it were vocal critics of Trump prior to his election - with his anti-immigration platform a particular point of concern. The only technology executive included in the forum is IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Spokespeople for Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft declined The New York Times' request for comment. Trump wrote that Masayoshi "said he would never do this had we. not won the election!" Silicon Valley is more focused on receiving higher skilled immigrants, and has lobbied to raise the ceiling for H1-B visas, which are temporary visas for higher skilled workers.
In November, the Consumer Technology Association, the Internet Association, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and other trade organizations sent a letter to Trump asking him to consider principles that they say will foster growth and innovation nationwide. "While it is good that the president-elect is reaching out to the tech community ... the proof is still in the pudding in how Trump's presidency will communicate with, deal with, and work with the greater technology community".