US president-elect Donald Trump held a meeting today with various Silicon Valley luminaries.
The invite list for such a meeting, however, only tells us so much. Like at a good wedding, the seating chart is key—each decision should be made with utmost caution and intention. Here is where everybody sat at Trump’s tech meeeting.
Some items of note:
- Peter Thiel, Trump’s most fervent Silicon Valley ally, got a seat right next to the president-elect.
- Three Trump children were present at the meeting.
- Actually four, if you include son-in-law Jared Kushner
- Nobody from Twitter was at “the table,” despite Trump’s avid use of the platform. According to Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer, the table simply was not big enough.
Here’s a list of attendees and their positions, beginning clockwise from Ivanka:
|Ivanka Trump||Trump’s daughter|
|Eric Trump||Trump’s son|
|Brad Smith||Microsoft president|
|Jeff Bezos||Amazon CEO|
|Larry Page||Alphabet CEO|
|Sheryl Sandberg||Facebook COO|
|Mike Pence||Gov of Indiana|
|Peter Thiel||Paypal founder, Facebook board member|
|Tim Cook||Apple CEO|
|Safra Catz||Oracle co-chief executive|
|Elon Musk||Tesla CEO|
|Gary Cohn||Goldman Sachs president/COO|
|Wilbur Ross||Secretary of Commerce nominee|
|Stephen Miller||Trump senior adviser|
|Satya Nadella||Microsoft CEO|
|Ginni Rommety||IBM CEO|
|Chuck Robbins||Cisco CEO|
|Jared Kushner||Trump’s son-in-law|
|Reince Preibus||RNC chairman|
|Steve Bannon||Trump campaign CEO|
|Eric Schmidt||Alphabet executive chairman|
|Alex Karp||Palantir CEO|
|Brian Krzanich||Intel CEO|
|Don Jr.||Trump’s son|