(WASHINGTON, DC) May 22, 2017 – The Technology CEO Council (TCC) today announced that Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, has been named the group’s newest chair, succeeding outgoing chair D. Mark Durcan, former CEO of Micron Technology. In his new role, Mollenkopf will spearhead efforts by fellow information technology industry leaders to advance policies that promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness.
TCC also announced that Dion Weisler, president and CEO of HP Inc., will join the group, along with Sanjay Mehrotra, who recently succeeded Durcan as president and CEO of Micron. Weisler and Mehrotra will add their voices to the IT industry’s only public policy advocacy organization comprised entirely of Chief Executive Officers. The CEOs regularly meet with policymakers regarding issues of importance to the high-tech industry and the nation. The membership changes were made official as the CEOs visited Washington last week to meet with government leaders.
"The U.S. has always been a leader in technology innovation,” said Mollenkopf. "Indeed, we are on the precipice of profound change in areas like healthcare, manufacturing and smart cities, all enabled by information technology. Public policy will either accelerate or hinder this progress and is essential to extend our global leadership. As chair of TCC, I look forward to continuing the group’s legacy of leadership, helping to drive the smart public policy needed to unleash the power of innovation and allow as many people as possible to experience its benefits.”
In addition to Mr. Mollenkopf, Mr. Weisler and Mr. Mehrotra, TCC members include Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle Corporation; Michael S. Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc.; Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox Corporation; Brian M. Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corporation; Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai Technologies and Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, president and CEO of IBM Corporation.
The Technology CEO Council has focused on public policy initiatives related to U.S. competitiveness and innovation for more than 25 years.