President Barack Obama will host a meeting with executives from some of the largest technology companies in the world Tuesday, and the list of attendees is notably different from when the president held a similar meeting two years ago.
Obama wants to discuss the borderline-disastrous launch of his online insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov, which has been plagued with bugs since its Oct. 1 launch. He’ll also talk with executives about the breadth of government surveillance, which many of them expressed concern over in a recent open letter to the White House and Congress about limiting surveillance.
Plenty of those companies will attend the meeting, but the firms Obama left off the list from the last meeting, and the ones he added, show which companies the president believes will shape the future of America’s tech policy. The White House dropped some venture capital firms, Stanford University, AOL and a few others this time, but added several others, including Comcast, AT&T and Microsoft.
Below, we’ve listed which companies attended both meetings, which were left off the first time, and which won’t be at the White House today.
Will attend both: Yahoo, Twitter, Netflix, Apple, Google, Facebook
Attended first meeting: Westly Group, Genentech, Stanford University, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Attending only today’s meeting: Etsy, Dropbox, Salesforce, Zynga, Sherpa Global, Comcast, LinkedIn, Microsoft, AT&T
Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza