Tech visionaries on Obama’s guest list at Silicon Valley dinner
President Barack Obama has a high-profile dinner date tonight in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s scheduled to meet with a handful of the tech industry’s top business leaders and visionaries.
While the restaurant, menu, and seating arrangements are still top secret, The White House did confirm the invite list today — Steve Jobs will be there, despite being on medical leave from Apple. The list also includes top execs from Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Cisco. You can read the complete guest list after the jump.
But first, a couple of questions I’d like answered:
Who gets to sit between Zuckerberg and Schmidt or Schmidt and Jobs? Who is going to control Larry Ellison? And will there be a drink limit?
We can only guess.
FROM A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL:
Attendees at the President’s meeting with technology business leaders tonight in the San Francisco Bay area are below. The meeting is a part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work. The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo!
John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle
Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
John Hennessy, President, Stanford University
Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple
Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech
Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google
Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, President, and CEO, Facebook
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