While Jared Kushner's Monday summit on ways to improve government technology in Washington may be as much about PR as it is about overhauling federal IT systems, there will be discussions on substantive matters.
The parties will likely talk about improving defense and anti-terrorism technology, Height LLC analyst Nils Tracy said.
"They do both government applications that are used for that purpose and co-investment in VC deals with the government," Tracy said.
The expected attendees reportedly include Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple Inc. (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Co-CEO Sara Catz, IBM Corp. (IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty and others.
The day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot during practice for a Congressional baseball game, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page about using artificial intelligence and social media to help stop terrorism. Facebook also posted about working with governments and other parties on terrorism in its newsroom.
Editors' pick: Originally published June 16.