Jeff Bezos Among Tech CEOs Expected at White House Meeting

CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Technology CEOs are expected at the White House on June 19th for an event focused on modernizing government.

The White House said expected attendees include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and Facebook board member and vocal Trump supporter Peter Thiel, among others.

This will be the first event for a technology-focused group within the White House Office of American Innovation, which seeks to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, will oversee the event with Chris Liddell, a White House aide who directs the technology effort.

It comes after some technology executives clashed with Trump over his decision to exit the Paris climate accord. Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact.