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The hits and misses from the PM’s tech trade mission

Peter Griffin
Thu, 02 Jun 2022

The hits and misses from the PM’s tech trade mission
US President Joe Biden meets with prime minister Jacinda Ardern in the Oval Office at the White House on May 31. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
The tech-themed trade mission prime minister Jacinda Ardern led to the United States last week can generally be counted as a success.The days leading up to the PM’s audience with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday saw her meet with some big names in the tech world, including Brad Smith, the vice chairman and president of Microsoft, as well as Amazon Web Services chief executive Adam Selipsky. The meeting with Selipsky was the more important of the two. Ardern already had a well-established relationship with Smith, forged through the w...

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