TiE Silicon Valley Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Announces TiEcon 2017, World’s Largest Entrepreneurship Conference

Healthcare Pioneer Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to be Grand Keynote Speaker as Event Targets 5,000 Attendees

Sunnyvale, California, UNITED STATES

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship, has announced that TiEcon 2017 will be held May 5th and 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. TiEcon 2017, the world’s largest technology-anchored entrepreneurship conference, is expected to attract some 5,000 attendees and will showcase leaders and bring together innovators, venture capitalists and technology firms from around the world to help advance entrepreneurship.

Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship, TiEcon has attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries since its inception. TiEcon 2017 will focus on the hottest areas of innovation including machine learning, IoT, FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones, digital health, and many more.

This year’s grand keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, American surgeon, professor and researcher, entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. Dr. Soon-Shiong currently is chair of NantWorks, LLC, Executive Director of the Wireless Health Institute at UCLA, an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCLA, and a visiting Professor at the Imperial College London.

“It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to address such an enlightened audience here at TiEcon 2017," said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. “I have said in the past that we are at a pivotal point in the history of medicine where the power of one can serve to inform many, and this could not be achieved without the truly awesome technology breakthroughs made possible by many of those affiliated with the TiEcon ecosystem.”

“It is my honor to welcome Dr. Soon-Shiong as our grand keynote speaker for TiEcon at this year’s Silver Jubilee celebration,” said Ram Reddy, President of TiE Silicon Valley.  “Dr. Soon-Shiong represents the inspiration and vision of TiEcon. The entrepreneurship journey begins when one imagines changing the world, and it becomes a reality through innovation.  TiEcon participants will see firsthand how breakthrough technology and market leadership is realized when an entrepreneur builds on the vision to influence and inflect in a positive manner.”

“TiEcon 2017 participants and attendees will hear about the latest technological innovations across multiple industries, while networking with industry luminaries, VCs, successful entrepreneurs and seasoned executives at the forefront of the hottest trends,” said TiEcon 2017 Chairman, Vish Mishra.

Technology startups are also welcome to participate in the TiE50 annual awards program, which is open to all technology segments.   Enterprises of all sizes and in all domains can showcase their innovations and solutions at the TiEcon Startup Expo.

For more information, please visit our website at www.tiecon.org.

About TiE Silicon Valley
TiE Silicon Valley is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area, as well as globally.  TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities.  With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders, as well as each other.


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