Chris Anderson, Celebrated Author and Entrepreneur, to Deliver Keynote at TiEcon 2013

Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and Former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, Will Deliver the Closing Keynote at TiEcon 2013 on Friday, May 17, 2013

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE SV) announced today that Chris Anderson, celebrated author and entrepreneur, will be delivering the closing keynote for the first day of TiEcon 2013 on May 17. Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics, founder of DIY Drones and former editor of Wired Magazine.

"Chris Anderson is one of the most forward-looking thinkers and articulate speakers in the industry. From journalist to entrepreneur, Chris has had an inspiring career, and we are thrilled he will be sharing his thought-provoking ideas with us at TiEcon this year," said Venktesh Shukla, President of TiE, Silicon Valley.

Named Editor of the Year in 2005 by Adage and one of TIME's most influential in 2007, Anderson is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: The Long Tail and Free, as well as Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. He has held several positions at The Economist, including Technology Editor and US Business Editor, and founded GeekDad and Book Tour.

"It is a testament to the entrepreneurial foundation of Silicon Valley that a volunteer-run conference such as TiEcon has run unabated for 20 consecutive years," said Chris Anderson. "I am delighted and honored to be speaking to the high-caliber entrepreneurial audience at TiEcon, who are always at the forefront of technological innovation."

Other TiEcon 2013 keynotes include Manoj Bhargava, CEO, 5-Hour Energy; Bharat Desai, Chairman Syntel; and Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director, Disney UTV India.

TiEcon 2013 features an exciting redesign of the agenda, including three parallel full-day tracks on Big Data, Mobility and Software Defined Infrastructure on Day one, May 17th. Day two, May 18th features three parallel full-day tracks centered on entrepreneurship, including how to start, scale and grow a company, women and youth issues as well as social and global innovation.

To register for TiEcon and receive more information on the conference, agenda and speakers, please visit

About TiEcon:
TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2012 attracted 3,000+ attendees from across the world -- including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine in their September 2011 issue to be among the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit

About TiE:
TiE is a global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking. We consider entrepreneurship to be the single most powerful instrument to advance global prosperity. Our greatest strength is our network of over 60 chapters in 17 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 14,000 that includes successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information on TiE, visit

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