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Obama Meets With Tech Leaders in Silicon Valley

Details of the meeting were not immediately known.

(TNS) -- Former President Barack Obama flew to San Jose Sunday night to meet with Silicon Valley tech leaders, according to NBC Bay Area.

Details of the meeting were not immediately known. The Omaha World-Herald reported Sunday that Obama had stopped into Omaha for lunch with billionaire businessman Warren Buffett and his daughter Susie. Flight logs showed him continuing to San Jose, the paper said.

The former president made several trips to the Bay Area during his eight years in office to meet with technology heavyweights, where they at times discussed job creation, entrepreneurship, and education. Obama was considered a “tech-savvy” president and knows many of Silicon Valley leaders.

Many Obama Administration alumni now work in the Bay Area. The Obama White House also employed former top executives from Google and Twitter as chief technology officers. The administration created the United States Digital Service, a nonpartisan federal agency that focuses on improving government information technology, which attracted people from the Bay Area with technical backgrounds.

Even as Obama — who continues to live in Washington — visits town, a delegation of local leaders are in Washington this week to lobby for policies that the Bay Area’s thriving tech economy relies on — such as comprehensive tax reform, Caltrain funding, and an appeal to not curb visas for high-skilled immigrants.

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