How 7 Tech Trends will Fare Under President Trump
By Adam Stone and Tobias Naegele
January 3, 2017
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While presidential handoffs always come with an element of uncertainty, the arrival in Washington of Donald Trump as president brings even more unknowns.
Before the election some 140 technology leaders warned Trump “would be a disaster for innovation.” But the president-elect commended tech leaders at a Dec. 14 summit meeting at Trump Tower, saying “there’s nobody like you in the world” and “I’m here to help you folks do well.” The tech titans – including Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s president and chairman; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; Eric Schmidt and Larry Page, the top two officers at Google’s parent, Alphabet; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; IBM CEO Ginni Rommety; Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins; Palantir CEO Alex Karp; and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich – shared their ideas on education, immigration and innovation.
Now just weeks from assuming office, the early dire predictions are giving way to more pragmatic analysis.