Some technology executives have clashed with Trump over his decision to exit the Paris climate accord.
According to the White House, the industry leaders who are expected to attend include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet. Silicon Valley has never exactly been a hotbed of Trump support.
Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, has been given an outsized role by the president, with his responsibilities reportedly including brokering peace in the Middle East, looking at efficiency in the federal government, reform the criminal justice system, tackling the opioid epidemic, and other tasks.
"Before we can start doing a lot of the things that are very exciting, we actually have to get the government to a place where the technology is supportive of what a modern operation should look like and quite frankly it's a long ways away from that", said one senior official.
The group is expected to talk about reforming the H-1B visa program, modernizing the government's tech infrastructure and keeping its computers safe from cyber attacks.
The White House is hosting 18 high-profile technology executives on Monday for the first meeting of the American Technology Council.
But, they report, "White House officials say they have received an enthusiastic response from executives who see the overall effort to improve government efficiency as an apolitical goal".
"It turns out that federal agencies collectively operate 6,100 data centers, the vast majority of which can be consolidated and migrated to the Cloud, something a lot of you know a lot about", Kushner said. Kalanick is now taking an unspecified leave from the helm at Uber as the company looks to move past a tumultuous few months. Chris Liddell, the White House director of strategic initiatives, is the council's director.
Cook has been a longtime advocate of the merits and economic value immigrants provide for the American economy, contrasting largely with President Trump and some of his top adviser's views that immigrants are taking jobs from American workers and hurting the economy.
It is the first time many Americans have heard Kushner's voice.