We sat down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to talk about his meeting with President Trump along with other tech CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Nadella is the author “Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone.” Following is a transcript of the video.
Satya Nadella: I’ve had the chance to meet President Trump twice. Once before he was sworn in and once in the White House and both times with many of them my other industry colleagues. And we had conversations about immigration, about infrastructure, the need for the government to invest in digital technology so that the taxpayer money is well spent. And these are conversations that we’ve had, with even previous administrations and mirrored the same — in fact, the conversations I have with heads of state all over are very similar. So I think engaging and making sure that we are able to bring technology, which is what we have expertise in, to bare on some of the pressing societal and public sector challenges, is an important piece. And at the same time, we’ll take principle stance like we have done on DACA or on immigration or like we did even with the previous administration around national security and the need for privacy. These are all places where I think we will be guided by the enduring values and principles with any administration.
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