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17 Industry Groups Ask Trump to Advance Tech Infrastructure Investments

PeopleThe chief executives of 17 technology industry organizations have asked President-elect Donald Trump to advance investments in technology infrastructure as part of efforts to create jobs and build up the U.S. economy.

The trade groups’ CEOs wrote in a letter published Tuesday that the Trump administration should also promote technological innovation through tax reform and updates to regulations related to international data transfers.

They also submitted to Trump’s transition team their recommended personnel for several key administrative posts as well as their qualifications, according to the letter.

“We recognize a critical early step in achieving your goals of moving the country forward in a productive way will be identifying the right people for critical positions,” the executives added.

The signatories to the letter include:

  • Bruce Mehlman, executive director of the Technology CEO Council
  • Carl Guardino, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • David Heard, interim CEO and chairman of the board of the Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council
  • Edward Black, president and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Evan Burfield, CEO of startup incubator 1776
  • Evan Engstrom, executive director of Engine
  • Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association
  • John Neuffer, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Ken Wasch, president of Software & Information Industry Association
  • Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet
  • Melissa Blaustein, founder and CEO of the Allied for Startups
  • Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Association
  • Mike Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association
  • Morgan Reed, exeutive director of The App Association
  • Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA
  • Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of the BSA | The Software Alliance

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