An incredibly powerful room here. Can you just imagine the influence (and Klout scores here?)

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Here’s the official list of attendees of the meeting (along with their Twitter ID and current Klout score)

John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers [Klout: 53]
Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo! [Klout: 36]
John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter [Klout: 66]
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix [Klout: 34]
John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google [Klout: 73]
Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook [Klout: 57]

From a description of the meeting by a White House official:

The meeting is a part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work. The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy.”

A little light-hearted fun from The Oatmeal:

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  • Man…how I would have LOVED to be a fly on the wall in that room. That's a lot of genius in one room…

  • @jmatthicks I agree – I just wish the room were a bit more diverse – more women, more minorities – looking for a true representation of today's strong technology leaders.