The Top Trumps of Tech. Who got a seat at Trump’s meeting with tech leaders?

When Donald Trump, president elect, met leaders of the tech industry yesterday, these are the people with seats round the table.

Who is the most obvious omission…?

Attendee List

  • Donald Trump Jr, Family
  • Ivanka Trump, Family
  • Eric Trump, Family
  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
  • Jeff Bezos, Founder /CEO, Amazon
  • Larry Page, Founder, Google, CEO, Alphabet
  • Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
  • Mike Pence, Vice-President elect
  • Donald Trump, President elect
  • Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Trump Supporter & Surrogate
  • Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
  • Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle
  • Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla
  • Gary Cohn, President, Goldman Sachs, Trump’s Chief Economic AdviserĀ 
  • Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary pick
  • Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Adviser
  • Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
  • Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM
  • Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law
  • Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Steve Bannon, Breitbart, Trump Adviser
  • Eric Schmidt, President, Alphabet
  • Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir, (Peter Thiel investment)
  • Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel


  • Men – 21
  • Women – 4
  • Number of Trump family members – 5
  • Number of Trump advisors – 7
  • Senior Leaders (CEO/Founder/President) of major public technology companies – 12
  • CEO of private technology company focused on homeland security with investment from Trump adviser Peter Thiel – 1

Noticeable that Mark Zuckerberg did not attend, Sheryl Sandberg did and there was no invite, or no show, from anyone at Twitter. Also noticeable that Peter Thiel attended as did one of his investments, the only privately held tech company with a seat at the table.

Who do you think is the most obvious missing person?

Seating Plan

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