President Barack Obama will host a tech summit at the White House on Friday, his administration announced Friday.
The summit is a key element of Obama’s digital strategy, which includes investing in more than 10,000 American companies to build up their online presence, the White, the Cabinet Office, and the U.S. Congress.
The event, the first of its kind in the nation’s capital, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
The White House has invited more than 200 companies to the event, including Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter.
Obama will address the group of tech executives, tech workers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders at noon, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
The president will also attend the event at noon.
“We are excited to invite the leaders of these great companies to participate in this groundbreaking event,” Psaki added.
“This will mark the first time in our nation’s history that the President will host an event focused on advancing the digital economy.”
The president is expected to make the announcement at a forum with tech companies that will be hosted at the Pentagon on Friday.
He is scheduled to discuss his plans for expanding Internet access, and he is also expected to deliver remarks during the event.
The White House said the tech summit will be “one of the first events in the United States to focus on building and supporting the digital infrastructure necessary for the 21st century.”
The event, which will be attended by members of Congress, White, Cabinet, and congressional staff, will include panel discussions, panel discussions on innovation, and open forums to promote the U,S.
tech ecosystem and technology, the statement said.
The event is scheduled on the fourth floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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