Google, Cisco, Kleiner, high-tech heavyweights meeting with Obama
Google's Eric Schmidt, Cisco's John Chambers and John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will be among high-tech and other corporate heavyweights meeting with President Obama Wednesday morning to discuss ways to foster jobs and economic growth.
Obama's meeting with CEOs follows similar meetings earlier this year and last year as the administration attempted to include more corporate leadership into decisions about jobs growth and investing in "innovation" businesses such as smart energy and high-tech.
"This meeting continues an ongoing dialogue with the business community about ways to strengthen our economic recovery and spur private sector hiring," the White House said in statement.
Google CEO Schmidt and Cisco CEO Chambers have called for greater attention to broadband Internet infrastructure -- which the administration has made a focus of its tech policy agenda with $8 billion in stimulus funds spent on expansion and adoption efforts.
They will be joined by Motorola Co-CEO Greg Brown, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, Honeywell CEO Dave Cote and Doerr, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and venture capitalist who counts Google and Amazon among his successful investments.
Also attending will be Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, whose company is close to becoming a broadband-cable-media powerhouse with its aquisition of NBC Universal.
| December 15, 2010; 6:43 AM ET
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