Obama Talks Jobs With IT Industry Leaders

WOODSIDE, Calif.–President Barack Obama, his entourage fighting

through a driving rain and wind storm, visited the tiny hamlet of

Woodside Feb. 17 for a dinner with the captains of the IT industry to

talk mostly about job creation and education.

It was Obama’s eighth visit to the Bay Area and the first that didn’t

involve political fund raising. It was a private meeting at the home of

Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist John Doerr that allowed no

interaction with members of the press.

The invited group of Silicon Valley executives included Doerr; Cisco

Systems’ CEO John Chambers; Google CEO Eric Schmidt; Facebook founder

and CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Stanford University President John

Hennessy; Twitter CEO Dick Costolo; Oracle CEO Larry Ellison;

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings; Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz; Apple Chairman and

CEO Steve Jobs; Genentech Chairman and former CEO Art Levinson; and

venture capitalist Steve Westly.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini was also on the guest list. The White House

said on Feb. 18 that Otellini will be named to a panel of experts

advising the president about jobs creation.

Otellini will join the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness,

created in January to focus on lifting hiring and promoting growth,

Reuters reported.

For more, read the eWeek article: Obama Visits with Captains of IT Industry to Talk Jobs.

CIO Insight Staff
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