This week, French President Emmanuel Macron convened the Tech for Good Summit, gathering up top Silicon Valley executives – including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fresh off of his appearance in front of EU lawmakers.
Beyond just Zuckerberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was there, as was Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, along with execs and leaders from IBM, Salesforce, Samsung, and many other companies, according to TechCrunch.
Macron used the summit to remind the gathered Silicon Valley leaders of their responsibility to consumers and the world, in the wake of the recent scandals that have rocked companies like Google and Facebook. He also reminded them that France is in favour of strong tech regulation.
“There is no free lunch,” Macron told these tech leaders, asking them to make more of a commitment to bettering their companies in light of their responsibilities.
Here are the big names that were in attendance.
The Tech for Good Summit took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Wednesday, March 23. 50 tech leaders gathered for the event.
Included in the gaggle, in no particular order: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Samsung President Young Sohn, and SAP CEO Bill McDermott, among others.
TechCrunch has the full guest list.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was there, as well as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Chairman of United Bank of Africa Tony Elumelu snapped a selfie alongside Zuckerberg while mingling during a group photo.
Zuckerberg shook hands with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. IBM announced that it was bringing 1,600 jobs to France, ahead of this summit.
IBM’s pals at Salesforce also announced a $US2.2 billion investment in its French operations recently.
She also had a chat with Samsung President Young Sohn.
And Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also took part in the summit.
After the lighthearted photo opportunity, things got down to business: President Macron had one-on-one talks with tech CEOs.
On a less official note, Zuckerberg and Facebook’s VP of Messaging Products David Marcus sauntered through Paris’ famed Louvre Museum courtyard while in the capitol city.
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