From: Gabriella Morrongiello [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Subject: Pool Report No. 1a – Tech event
June 22, 2017
In addition to Trump and Pence, several White House aides and agency officials attended the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event this morning, including but not limited to:
Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross
Deputy Transportation Sec. Jeff Rosen
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
TRUMP: "My administration has been laser focused on removing the government barriers to job growth and prosperity. We want our innovators to dream big like the folks around me and surrounding me in this room."
"We're on the verge of new technological revolutions that could improve virtually every aspect of our lives. Today's conversation will move America one step closer to that bright future we're all talking about and longing for."
When Verizon's executive VP John Stratton introduced himself, Trump said, "John, how are you getting along with AT&T today?" drawing laughter from attendees.
In reference to the Senate healthcare bill, Trump told a woman involved in medical technology she "must be on pins and needles waiting to see what's coming out just about now."
"I think she's going to leave this meeting," he said.
Following introductions, Trump walked over to another part of the room to view a drone demonstration and examine some model buildings that had been wheeled in (please email your pooler if you'd like pictures of Trump with the drone).
Pool was ushered out of the East Room at 11:39am.
Full list of industry CEOs present for the meeting:
Jaz Banga, CEO, Airspace Inc.
Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Steve Case, CEO, Revolution LLC
Michael Chasen, CEO, PrecisionHawk
Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint
Brandon Declet, CEO, Measure
Nick Efstratis, Managing Director, EPIC Ventures
Barry Eggers, Founding Partner, Lightspeed Ventures
Ben Fowke, CEO, Xcel Energy
Jan Garfinkle, Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures
Dyan Gibbens, CEO, Trumbull Unmanned
Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Nasdaq
Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE
Tim Junio, CEO, Qadium
Ben Marcus, CEO, AirMap
George Mathew, CEO, Kespry
Glen Post, CEO, CenturyLink
Mike Sievert, COO, T-Mobile
Jim Smith, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Randall Stephenson, CEO, AT&T
John Stratton, President, Verizon
Jennifer Tegan, Partner, Cayuga
Aman Verjee, COO, 500 Startups
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