It's been a sobering month for Silicon Valley.
The tech industry was vocally anti-Trump. Internet companies contributed 100 times more money to Hillary Clinton than to Donald Trump in advance of the Nov. 8 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Six Republican candidates received more cash than the industry gave to Trump.
Now that the New York businessman and reality TV star is headed to the White House, technology executives are attempting to chart a path forward. While immigration, trade and climate change remain deep issues of concern, there are potential silver linings for tech in a Trump administration when it comes to tax reform and deregulation.
Expect those topics and more to be on the table on Wednesday, when Trump sits down with technology leaders, including Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and venture capitalist and mega-Trump supporter Peter Thiel. Recode reported over the weekend that Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will also be in attendance.
There was mutual disdain between Trump and tech during the campaign. The president-elect took shots at Apple for its reliance on manufacturing in China, swiped at Amazon for supposedly acting as a monopoly and paying too little in taxes and claimed that Google expressed biased against him by manipulating search results.
Where will they find common ground come January? You can bet a primary focus of Wednesday's gathering will be on sparking domestic investments.