Friday, April 21, 2006

Public Service Announcement

When I was a magazine editor, we received so many useless press releases that most were tossed unopened into the round file. My blog, however, is not so choosy. If someone thinks us worthy of disseminating their information, and it's relevant to our mandate, we will consider it.

So I am happy to alert you to one of the biggest annual conferences on entrepreneurs and technology, taking place May 12-13 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Silicon Valley). It sounds very cool.

It's TiECon 2006: Disruption and Convergence – Entrepreneurs Unlimited

The theme: Disruption and Convergence are the yin-yang push-pull that periodically demolish and realign the world of business. While the unprepared enterprise risks being destroyed in its wake, the well-prepared entrepreneurial professional knows that the froth that surfaces in the churn promises the freshest opportunities!

Here's the bumph: The 13th TiE Conference is dedicated to providing a collaborative framework for entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and leaders of global ITC companies to discuss the big issues facing the technology industry and entrepreneurism. Keynotes, panel discussions and case studies will focus on various business ecosystems including networking, semiconductors, software, storage, security, Internet, hospitality, wireless, life sciences, and other emerging businesses.

Who: (Talent, Ideas and Enterprise) is a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals. Originally founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, as ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs,’ reflecting the ethnic South Asian or Indus roots of the founders, it is today is an open and inclusive organization with more than 45 chapters in ten countries. TieConference brings together the talent, ideas, enterprise and people who are shaping the future of our electronic world.

What: TiECon features a series of Keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speakers are John Doerr General Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations; Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, UB Group; David Lynch, Director & Writer, Hollywood Producer; Judy Estrin, CEO, Packet Design; Jane Wales, President & CEO, World Affairs Council, NC; T J Rodgers, CEO, Cypress Semiconductor; Howard Dean, Chairman, Democratic National Committee.

Other speakers include: Tom Berquist, CEO, Ingres Corporation; Subrah Iyer, Chairman & CEO, WebEx Communications, Inc.; Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures; Byung Moo Kim, Global CTO, SK Telecom; Nobuharu Ono, President & CEO, NTT DoCoMo USA, Inc., etc.

If any of this excites you, click here for more info.
For Online Registration click here
Conference Contact:, Phone: 408.567.0700 Fax: 408.567.0777

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