Skip to comments.President Obama to hit Bay Area Thursday for jobs session with high tech leaders
Posted on 02/15/2011 11:29:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge
President Barack Obama will visit the Bay Area Thursday to meet with high tech business leaders -- a session that will stress jobs, innovation, green tech and education themes, White House sources tell the Chronicle.
So far, no information on where the meeting will be held -- or whether any part of it will be public -- but here's what we know from a White House official: the session 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, and get the American people back to work.''
This will be Obama's first visit since his Oct. 21 trip to the state to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and to campaign for Democratic candidates including U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, then-gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. candidate Gavin Newsom, who also won his seat. That visit was also tech-heavy in themes: he met with Steve Jobs, and starred at a pricey fundraiser at the Palo Alto home of Google honcho Marissa Mayer.
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A guy who's never even run a hot dog cart is having a meeting with highly successful major business executives. Let me guess: He will be doing most of the talking.
who will have the balls to tell him the truth about why they can’t hire more folks?
I’m sure he’ll squeeze in a $20k per plate fundraiser while he’s there.
It is not a matter of can’t. The problem the gov needs to address is to make it more beneficial for companies to hire here instead of India and China.
Obamma to hit bay area. Well, they got half the headline correct.
Will their anybody there with the wisdom and courage to say laissez-nous faire? Laissez faire!!!!!
According to historical legend, the phrase stems from a meeting in about 1680 between the powerful French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and a group of French businessmen led by a certain M. Le Gendre. When the eager mercantilist minister asked how the French state could be of service to the merchants and help promote their commerce, Le Gendre replied simply “Laissez-nous faire” (”Leave us be”, lit. “Let us do”).
We all know why Obummer is "Hitting" the Bay Area. Folsom St. must be gearing up again.
In todays SF Gate:
Tim Lincecum (baseball star) isn’t the only local celebrity sprouting new facial hair.
Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan - the city’s leading lesbian politico - has begun sporting a goatee and mustache.
Obama will just go to Silicon Valley and complain we are not importing enough Indians and illegals to replace American workers.
That is the only jobs policy he has had so far.
Yet another junket for Obama, to continue to avoid doing any real work in Washington. Kick back on a cross-country flight on AF1, gladhand a bunch of hand-picked lefty executives like the Google guys, maybe get in a round of golf, do a little fund-raising, and then kick back on the return trip. Bet the guy doesn’t do more than 15 minutes of actual work on these trips.
“Ah want you folks out there inventing stuff!”
Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan
Will there be more fundraising squeezed in?
You'd think in 2011 he'd be able to save the cost of a trip and try GoToMeeting.
Looks like the wet bar will be open on his latest Royal FRequent Flyer Visit to the Land of Loot&Booty.
The Eastern Pacific
not sure where or what businesses he will visit..
What he didn’t touch on was the surfeit of H-1B workers that the industry keeps clamoring for, claiming that US workers aren’t “smart” enough.
The gathering is at John Doerr’s shack..
Obama meets with Silicon Valley tech elite
By John Boudreau
Amid a struggling economy and high unemployment, President Barack Obama was scheduled to meet Thursday night with a small, elite group of Silicon Valley business leaders to sound them out on his economic policies.
The president was expected to touch down at San Francisco International Airport shortly before 6 p.m. and to meet with 12 tech executives at a private dinner at the Woodside home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr. Those invited included Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Here’s the list of tech executives scheduled to meet with President Obama Thursday night.
Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo
John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
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
Source: The White House
U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (L-R), Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L-R), Pia Carusone (Chief of Staff for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords D-AZ) and Representative Ed Pastor (D-AZ) as he signs the John M. Roll United States Courthouse Bill in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 17, 2011. The legislation names a new federal courthouse in Yuma, Arizona, for Roll, the judge who was killed in the January 2011 shooting in Tucson which also injured Giffords. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Looks like a list of Scwharzenegger and Fiorina contributors.
Den of thieves.
@cmarinucci: Obama wraps up dinner at Doerr estate,— sprawling home, gorgeously lit,on huge Peninsula property studded with big oaks...truly amazing
@cmarinucci: CA Gov. Jerry Brown, busy in Sacto with budget issues, didn’t meet Obama in SF, hasn’t talked to him by phone on this trip, his office says
@cmarinucci: Press food note on Obama dinner duty: No, media menu not same as Pres, Zuckerberg, Jobs, et al. It’s ham sands, turkey, cookies..and beer
@cmarinucci: President just landed at Canada College, we are at Woodside home of VC John Doerr; press parked in garage but a really really fancy one