Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue invited to Allen & Co.'s 2014 Sun Valley conference

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in General Discussion edited February 2020
Investment bank Allen & Co. has once again extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services honcho Eddy Cue to attend the bank's annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries.

Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook at the 2012 Sun Valley retreat. | Source: Business Insider


It is not clear whether Cook and Cue plan to attend, but they have received invitations, according to a copy of the guest list published by Re/Code. It would be Cook's third appearance at the retreat and the second by Cue, who has become an increasingly prominent executive at Apple as Cook has gradually reshaped the company following his ascension in 2011.

The Sun Valley conference is an annual one-week affair at which powerful executives and cultural icons are invited to participate in panels on politics, business, and other issues of the day while conferring socially over meals and drinks. The conference's networking opportunities are thought to have been responsible for a number of major business deals in recent years.

Specifically, many believe that megadeals including Time Warner's sale to America Online, Dow Jones & Co.'s acquisition by News Corp., and Comcast's takeover of NBCUniversal were hatched or sealed in Idaho.

Joining Cook and Cue on the guest list are fellow Silicon Valley executives Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Square, Dropbox founder Drew Houston, and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, among others. Also invited are a number of executives from rival electronics company Samsung, possibly setting the stage for some awkward dinnertime chats as the two companies work to resolve a number of legal disputes around the world.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member

    Cue does not come off as a very relaxed or natural speaker. I assume his business skills are far more advanced than his public presentations suggest.

  • Reply 2 of 8
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    Is this conference google-free?

    shame samscum will be there.
    "can I get what that guys eating over there?"
    *points to Cook*
  • Reply 3 of 8
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,610member

    They need to invite Sir Jonny. You just haven't lived until you've had his homemade chili from a champhored edge, diamond cut aluminium spoon.

  • Reply 4 of 8
    Cue does not come off as a very relaxed or natural speaker. I assume his business skills are far more advanced than his public presentations suggest.
    You may not be familiar with the annual Sun Valley event, but, as in most extremely high level 'mixers' nobody goes to give speeches and if speech making were a requirement to be a CEO and CFO/COO then we'd likely have lots of vacant offices. And yeah, I suspect Steve pretty much thought Eddy had SOME biz acumen, or maybe he liked Cue's days as a rocker wannabe. Doubtful.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 2,424member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

     

    Cue does not come off as a very relaxed or natural speaker. I assume his business skills are far more advanced than his public presentations suggest.


    In the beginning neither did Craig Federighi.  Now look at him, he's killing it on stage.  Maybe you just need to give Cue some time.

  • Reply 6 of 8
    cali wrote: »
    shame samscum will be there.
    "can I get what that guys eating over there?"
    *points to Cook*

    Weird. But they're thrilled to be in the same room with so many Silicon Valley big wigs. Finally, a seat at the big boy's table! :lol:
  • Reply 7 of 8
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,251member
    canukstorm wrote: »
    In the beginning neither did Craig Federighi.  Now look at him, he's killing it on stage.  Maybe you just need to give Cue some time.

    Craig certainly does have the Apple required level of presentation skills doesn't he? Eddy doesn't need them really.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,961member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cali View Post



    Is this conference google-free?



    shame samscum will be there.

    "can I get what that guys eating over there?"

    *points to Cook*

     

    That would be Fries...

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