Meeting with his America Technology Roundtable yesterday, Trump sat next to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos as he outlined his aim to save $1 trillion over the next decade by upgrading government services.
It is the first time many Americans have heard Kushner's voice.
The meeting Monday of the American Technology Council, which Trump commissioned in May and which is being shepherded by Kushner, kicks off a week of administration events themed on technology. "The Department of Defense, for example, still uses 8-inch floppy disks on some of its legacy systems".
Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, said before the sessions began that the administration wanted to "unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before".
Since Trump was elected, Cook has sent company-wide emails to Apple employees objecting to Trump's immigration executive order as well as the administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris accords.
Photo Tech leaders and investors, some of whom have disagreed with President Trump, met at the White House on Monday about updating government technology.
Group members took part in 10 sessions to generate ideas to transform and modernize government services, according to a White House spokesman. The White House is also interested in using new technologies like big data and machine learning to tackle issues like illegal immigration and federal resource fraud.
The Guardian reported the CEOs used the meeting to push their company's agenda.
During Monday's White House meeting with President Donald Trump, Tim Cook pushed for the US government to make coding a required class for kids.
President Trump, Kushner and other administration staff were able to pick the brains of cloud and digital tech luminaries Alphabet Inc.
"The U.S. should have the most modern government in the world and today it doesn't.", Cook said.
It was one of Trump's latest initiatives to modernize the US government, which spends $80 billion annually on information technology (IT) and employs approximately 113,000 It professionals.
The White House is seeking to shrink government, reduce the federal workforce and eliminate regulations.
Several tech firm executives disagreed with the President's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Agreement on climate change, including Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk who resigned from White House advisory councils.