Pool Report No. 1a – Tech event

From: Gabriella Morrongiello [mailto:xxx@email.com]
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:

Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump

Gary Cohn

Chris Liddell

Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross

Deputy Transportation Sec. Jeff Rosen

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Some highlights:

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


Gabby Morrongiello

Washington Bureau Chief

New York Post

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