Cook appears to believe that having a knowledgeable and tech-savvy populace, especially among the up-and-coming generations, is vital for fully modernizing the country's technological capabilities.
That changed yesterday, when Kushner spoke to the first meeting of the newly created American Technology Council, part of Trump's Office American Innovation, which is meant to nudge government into operating more like the business world.
Chris Liddell, director of strategic initiatives for the Trump administration, told CNBC earlier to day that the summit will especially focus on cloud and cybersecurity.
"We're embracing big change, bold thinking, and outsider perspectives to transform government and make it the way it should be".
Apple's Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz were among 18 tech executives and investors who met the Trump administration.
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Even though Mr Kushner has taken on significant tasks at the White House, such as helping to pave the way for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, he is a man of few public words - a sharp contrast to his wife and first daughter Ivanka Trump, who has led roundtables discussions and often gives television interviews.
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In a White House press briefing following the signing, the administration further pointed out the need to reform the current lottery system due to potentially issuing many H-1B visas to those who aren't getting the higher wages in their field, which might go against the intent of the program to recruit "highly specialized" employees.
The CEOs and White House also planned to discuss Trump's review announced in April of the USA visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country.
Some technology executives have clashed with Trump over his decision to exit the Paris climate accord. He also cited some examples of the current technology infrastructure, noting the use of floppy discs in Pentagon "legacy systems".
What is really more likely is that the they are brown-nosing their way to for lucrative United States government contracts which are up for grabs as the government upgrades its computing systems.
The White House plans to continue its "tech week" with various other meetings with leading tech companies.
The White House on Monday urged technology CEOs to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government.