Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with Donald Trump, Elon Musk privately after NYC tech summit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected at President-Elect Donald Trump's tech leaders meeting in New York City, and will be participating in a longer discussion including Elon Musk after the larger discussion concludes.




The Trump transition team's communication director Jason Miller not only confirmed that Cook would be at the meeting, but also revealed that he would be sticking around after the larger gathering, to have a private meeting with the President-elect, alongside Tesla CEO and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Invitations were sent out in the beginning of December and less than a dozen people are attending. Most of the invitees are Silicon Valley executives.

Other expected attendees besides Cook and Musk include Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Oracle CEO Safra Catz. Sources are mixed on if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will attend, or was even invited in the first place.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was not invited.

Musk is a member of Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum, with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and Pepsi Chairman Indra Nooyi.




Live feed from the Trump Tower lobby


Apple, Google, and Facebook were notably absent from the chairs of a business council formed by Trump's administration. Named to that board are leaders of Boeing, GE, GM, and IBM, all four of which have a significantly lower net worth than Apple.

"Most of Silicon Valley is moving from the 'surprised and in denial' phase to accepting the change that's coming," said Semil Shah, general partner at venture capital firm Haystack Fund. "Some of that change, such as immigration, creates anxiety and uncertainty. Some of that change, such as potential for economic stimulus at a national level, gives some folks business confidence."

Specific topics of the private discussion after the main meeting are not known, but based on campaign trail remarks by the President-Elect, Cook's and Trump's conversation will likely focus on Apple's overseas cash hoard repatriation, manufacture of goods in the U.S. instead of China, and encryption implementation.
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  • Reply 1 of 35
    When the invited people chose to not give Kara Swisher a quote about the Trump meeting before the meeting she decided to attack their silence in an article. 

    She he reached out to someone who not invited to the meeting for a quote and she praised him. Since he doesn't run a $100+ billion public entity she scraped the bottom of the barrel for the quote. 

    Since she didn't get invited to the meeting she decided to go after Jack Dorsey and AI decided to follow suit. Why was Jack targeted while so many others were given a free pass for not getting an invitation?

    AI, you really do not need to regurgitate nonsense the people at Recode spew. 
    potatoleeksoup
  • Reply 2 of 35
    sandorsandor Posts: 493member

    Goldman Sachs Finally Admits it Defrauded Investors During the Financial Crisis

    http://fortune.com/2016/04/11/goldman-sachs-doj-settlement/


    ...and three of their executives are now in the White House.


    the 1% will profit highly over the next four years, and the middle class will continue to disappear.

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  • Reply 3 of 35
    Trump will be the dumbest person in attendance.
    king editor the grateroundaboutnowdewmeMacProminicoffeesingularityjohnbear
  • Reply 4 of 35
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,455member
    Trump will be the dumbest person in attendance.
    If he can be that dumb and worth $10 billion, what is your excuse?  :) /s
    holyonepotatoleeksoup2old4funschlackjSnivelygeorgie01patchythepirateSpamSandwichfreshmakergtr
  • Reply 5 of 35
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,080administrator
    When the invited people chose to not give Kara Swisher a quote about the Trump meeting before the meeting she decided to attack their silence in an article. 

    She he reached out to someone who not invited to the meeting for a quote and she praised him. Since he doesn't run a $100+ billion public entity she scraped the bottom of the barrel for the quote. 

    Since she didn't get invited to the meeting she decided to go after Jack Dorsey and AI decided to follow suit. Why was Jack targeted while so many others were given a free pass for not getting an invitation?

    AI, you really do not need to regurgitate nonsense the people at Recode spew. 
    You need to look up the definition of irony. Twitter is the PEOTUS' preferred method of communication, and yet, the CEO wasn't invited.

    You may note that we also noted that Bezos may not have been given an invitation, but I don't see you complaining about that. You'll also note that Apple isn't in Trump's business council, and you also didn't complain about that.

    We will report as we see fit. We don't take anybody's lead.
    edited December 2016 2old4funjSnivelypscooter63
  • Reply 6 of 35
    ben20ben20 Posts: 119member
    I would love to see a video of this meeting. Apple will follow the Presidents advice. Sweet ! Maybe even make a few iPhones here in the USA instead of China or building a plant in India  ?
  • Reply 7 of 35

    I'm surprised that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty isn't included in the extended meeting (emphasis, mine):

    IBM's Rometty to urge Trump to support worker retraining

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will arrive at Wednesday's tech summit at Trump Tower with a message for the President-elect: Big Blue is already creating jobs.

    Rometty hopes to bend incoming President Donald Trump's ear about ways to better train American workers so they are qualified enough to fill the growing number of "new collar" jobs that the Armonk, N.Y. tech giant is creating, many of which it says it cannot currently fill because of a growing skills gap for tech jobs.

    "At IBM alone, we have thousands of open positions at any given moment, and we intend to hire about 25,000 professionals in the next four years in the United States, 6,000 of those in 2017," Rometty said in an opinion column on USATODAY.com. "We are hiring because the nature of work is evolving – and that is also why so many of these jobs remain hard to fill."

    IBM plans to invest $1 billion in retraining and developing its U.S. workers over the next four years, Rometty says. To improve the situation nationwide, she will tout the benefits of reauthorizing the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. That legislation, currently held up in the Senate, funnels funding for technical and vocation education and could help with worker retraining for "new collar" jobs.

    "In fact, at a number of IBM’s locations spread across the United States, as many as one-third of employees don't have a four-year degree," writes Rometty, who has publicly supported the legislation, along with increased funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

    We need to fill 'new collar' jobs that employers demand: IBM's Rometty

    "What matters most is that these employees – with jobs such as cloud computing technicians and services delivery specialists – have relevant skills, often obtained through vocational training," she wrote.

    Expected to be joining the IBM CEO at Wednesday's summit are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt.

    Rometty already has an in with the new administration that her counterparts in Silicon Valley do not. She was named along with more than a dozen business leaders including former GE Chairman Jack Welch to the President-elect's Strategic and Policy Forum, which focuses on job growth, the only tech CEO in the group.

    Much of the tech industry backed Hillary Clinton, and Wednesday's summit represents a chance to mend fences and gain face time with Trump. Executives may embrace Trump's views on reduced taxation and industry regulations, but will likely want to voice concerns about Trump's immigration policy, which could impact the supply of skilled tech workers.

    The President-elect's response to that could be interesting since the tech boom in Silicon Valley and other hot spots has created a multitude of high-paying job for some, but have left behind many of the "flyover" voters who supported Trump.

    Rometty's plan represents one way to bridge that gap.

    Still, the CEO may have a bit of explaining to do. News reports have indicated the company has cut several thousand jobs throughout the year as it shifts toward cloud-based services and data analytics, and away from its legacy systems software and hardware businesses. IBM spokesman Clint Roswell says IBM is undergoing a "rebalancing of skills to meet changing client needs. We're ending year with the same number or more U.S. workers."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/13/ibms-rometty-talk-new-collar-jobs-trump/95370718/

    edited December 2016 patchythepirateanomedewmeration al
  • Reply 8 of 35
    Since Peter Theil is said to be Trump's Silicon Valley adviser, it seems likely that Theil encouraged Trump to meet privately with Cook and Musk.
    patchythepiratecwingrav
  • Reply 9 of 35

    I'm surprised that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty isn't included in the extended meeting (emphasis, mine):

    IBM's Rometty to urge Trump to support worker retraining

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will arrive at Wednesday's tech summit at Trump Tower with a message for the President-elect: Big Blue is already creating jobs.

    [...]
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/13/ibms-rometty-talk-new-collar-jobs-trump/95370718/

    because IBM doesn't Manufacture stuff in any volume anymore.   

    IBM can hire anywhere in the world.   My guess is that the signal has been sent that it's in IBM's best interests to on shore more jobs and avoid H1 Visas and offshoring their work force (likely due to a couple reasons... 1 they've realized they have maxed out profits to off shore skills ratio, and 2) onshoring may give them preferential tax treatment in the future), and that offshoring service jobs is  Corporate beneficial, and Trump is pro-corporate.

    The underlying issue with Apple and Trump is the manufacturing jobs Apple is subcontracting out to Foxconn et al.   Trump can use Apple as a Whipping boy (You should make all US iPhones in the US...), and Tesla as a 'carrot' (We'll give Tesla tax breaks to build solar panels and batteries and cars in the US), knowing it will sound good to his voting base (Mericans making Merican stuff), without changing anything...

    ...Tesla is already in Nevada for batteries, and Elon isn't shipping batteries out of the country to be assembled there, and then shipping the whole lot of them back, and Solar City, could be Trum's 'Green Play'.... as it would have been Clinton's as well.  

    ...Apple isn't going to get a 40Million unit a year iPhone Factory  in the US, because the economies of Scale tell any sane industrialist it's easier to ship 40,000 phones a day in a couple FedEx 747s than it is to build up a 2nd supply and manufacturing chain 10,000 miles away from the first  But Trump will meet, then publically skewer them, and if Apple does open a[nother] Mac Pro or iPad Pro assembly line in the US with massive tax breaks, then Trump has a YUGE win.   
  • Reply 10 of 35
    What bothers me is that there was the word "ingratiate" used in an article relative to this meeting. Everyone doing the gold tower parade. How disgusting. So what will Trump try to talk tech bosses out of? Techno snooping? Controlling the internet? I would have never gone to this meeting. 
    johnbear
  • Reply 11 of 35

    We will report as we see fit. We don't take anybody's lead.
    Written another way, you will take selected facts and then report on them using some personal bias and an agenda ;) Unfortunately that's pretty much expected from 'news' agencies on both sides, so nothing new here.
  • Reply 12 of 35
    jSnivelyjSnively Posts: 326administrator
    Trump will be the dumbest person in attendance.
    icoco already got him, like/funny his comment. We don't need the entire thread to be focused around one lazy comment ;)
  • Reply 13 of 35
    Apple will promise to manufacture electric Apple Cars in the US, if Trump allows them to bring back their $180 billion at a low tax rate provided they invest most of it which will them be earmarked for highway infrastructure including electrical charging stations.   Even if it is a 40 billion dollar bomb, better than a 40 billion dollar tax bill.
  • Reply 14 of 35

    I'm surprised that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty isn't included in the extended meeting (emphasis, mine):

    IBM's Rometty to urge Trump to support worker retraining

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will arrive at Wednesday's tech summit at Trump Tower with a message for the President-elect: Big Blue is already creating jobs.

    [...]
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/13/ibms-rometty-talk-new-collar-jobs-trump/95370718/

    because IBM doesn't Manufacture stuff in any volume anymore.   

    IBM can hire anywhere in the world.   My guess is that the signal has been sent that it's in IBM's best interests to on shore more jobs and avoid H1 Visas and offshoring their work force (likely due to a couple reasons... 1 they've realized they have maxed out profits to off shore skills ratio, and 2) onshoring may give them preferential tax treatment in the future), and that offshoring service jobs is  Corporate beneficial, and Trump is pro-corporate.

    The underlying issue with Apple and Trump is the manufacturing jobs Apple is subcontracting out to Foxconn et al.   Trump can use Apple as a Whipping boy (You should make all US iPhones in the US...), and Tesla as a 'carrot' (We'll give Tesla tax breaks to build solar panels and batteries and cars in the US), knowing it will sound good to his voting base (Mericans making Merican stuff), without changing anything...

    ...Tesla is already in Nevada for batteries, and Elon isn't shipping batteries out of the country to be assembled there, and then shipping the whole lot of them back, and Solar City, could be Trum's 'Green Play'.... as it would have been Clinton's as well.  

    ...Apple isn't going to get a 40Million unit a year iPhone Factory  in the US, because the economies of Scale tell any sane industrialist it's easier to ship 40,000 phones a day in a couple FedEx 747s than it is to build up a 2nd supply and manufacturing chain 10,000 miles away from the first  But Trump will meet, then publically skewer them, and if Apple does open a[nother] Mac Pro or iPad Pro assembly line in the US with massive tax breaks, then Trump has a YUGE win.   

    I worked for IBM in its heyday (1964-1980) -- they had 97% of the computer market.  But they never did manufacture stuff in any volume.  Rather, they had hundreds of thousands of employees writing software, marketing, installing, maintaining, training, supporting and providing services to their customers.

    IMO, IBM can be a major player in the jobs and vocational [re]training challanges facing our country.

    This "new-collar" proposal is of special interest to me, as 2 of my 3 grandchildren, likely, will not obtain 4-year college degrees.  "new collar" offers them a way  to get training for a well-paying, rewarding job.

    FWIW, I never got a college degree.  I (and a few cohorts) went to work for IBM as a [experienced] professional hire at $10,000/year when IBM was hiring college graduates at $6,000/year.  I got promotions and pay raises to the top level of my area of expertise.   I never made less than any manager I ever worked for at IBM.

    Lastly, I never manufactured anything -- except to assure successful installations and satisfied customers!

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  • Reply 15 of 35
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,080administrator
    georgie01 said:

    We will report as we see fit. We don't take anybody's lead.
    Written another way, you will take selected facts and then report on them using some personal bias and an agenda ;) Unfortunately that's pretty much expected from 'news' agencies on both sides, so nothing new here.
    You'll probably find that there's no agenda in this piece, nor will I bow to anybody trying to give me one.
    anomeanantksundaramgatorguyration alpscooter63cwingrav
  • Reply 16 of 35
    Trump has 'persuaded' the CEO's of GM and Tesla to 'advise him'.
    As these are the two companies most into BEV's then it seems Trump is keeping his eneminies very close at had.
    With the head of Exxon as Secretary of state oil and coal and gas will get more voice inside the Beltway than green tech.
    As the President elect is a climate change denier I don't hold out much hope for renewables under his leadership.

    I am sure that apple will come under a lot of pressure to shift manufacturing back to the USA.
    That pressue will IMHO come in the form of Tweets which will go viral.
    I hope that Cupertino has plans in place to counter this. Given recent events, I don't think so,

    cali
  • Reply 17 of 35
    thrangthrang Posts: 755member
    pslice said:
    What bothers me is that there was the word "ingratiate" used in an article relative to this meeting. Everyone doing the gold tower parade. How disgusting. So what will Trump try to talk tech bosses out of? Techno snooping? Controlling the internet? I would have never gone to this meeting. 
    That's why you're posting here and Tim wisely attended.
    SpamSandwichgtr
  • Reply 18 of 35
    That is so weird the media is livestreaming the elevators from the lobby of Trump Tower. 
    cali
  • Reply 19 of 35
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member

    That is so weird the media is livestreaming the elevators from the lobby of Trump Tower. 
    They've been doing that ever since he won.

    Trump tower has become like a fortress now. It's also become a very popular tourist attraction. 

    I think it's funny how all sorts of people, including people that were against him, are now making the pilgrimage to the holy golden tower in order to meet with the emperor. o:)
    edited December 2016
  • Reply 20 of 35

    I hope that Cupertino has plans in place to counter this. Given recent events, I don't think so,

    They should buy twitter and stop tweets going viral (+10K shares or some other random number) unless the original poster pays 99c.
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