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Tim Cook and other Silicon Valley luminaries set to meet with Obama tomorrow to discuss Healthcare.gov, NSA surveillance and more

Yoni Heisler, @edibleapple
December 16, 2013
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Tim Cook, along with a sizable number of other executives, will descend upon the White House tomorrow, where the collective brain trust will discuss the Healthcare.gov website and the ever-evolving story that is NSA surveillance.

The news comes courtesy of Time, which relayed a few quotes from a White House official:

"Tomorrow, President [Barack] Obama will meet with executives from leading tech companies to discuss progress made in addressing performance and capacity issues with HealthCare.Gov and how government can better deliver IT to maximize innovation, efficiency and customer service," a White House official said. "The meeting will also address national security and the economic impacts of unauthorized intelligence disclosures. Finally, the President will discuss ways his Administration can partner with the tech sector to further grow the economy, create jobs and address issues around income inequality and social mobility."

Other tech executives slated to attend reads like a who's who of Silicon Valley. The list includes Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, along with a number of other executives from Comcast, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga, Salesforce and Microsoft.

You might recall that this isn't the first time Obama has brought in an all-star lineup of tech executives to solicit advice and establish a constructive dialogue.

Obama initiated a similar meeting back in February of 2011 in San Francisco. Folks on the guest list that night included Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Schmidt.

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