SOURCE: TiE Silicon Valley

TiE Silicon Valley

April 27, 2010 10:30 ET

Sir Martin Sorrell CEO of WPP and Global Communications Leader to Provide Keynote at TiEcon 2010

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -   TiE Silicon Valley announced today that Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, will provide a keynote address at TiEcon 2010, the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 14-15

"One of the essential goals of Marketing is to galvanize your target customers around your product, service, or idea. It is reinvigorating to rub shoulders with entrepreneurs working on the edge of what was deemed impossible and hear stories of how they are using marketing to propel the adoption of cutting-edge technology. It is also a great venue to share some of my experiences on how our clients have moved through that process and built successful enterprises," said Sir Martin, whose company WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services, advertising, and public relations.

"We continue to attract an illustrious group of entrepreneurial leaders every year," according to Vish Mishra, President of TiE Silicon Valley and Venture Director at Clearstone Venture Partners, with offices in Silicon Valley, Southern California and Mumbai. "In the era of competing media, messages and interactivity the importance of clear and concise communications is critical to the success of any enterprise. Having Sir Martin share his experience in this arena expands the breadth of topics covered and arms entrepreneurs with a broad set of tools to compete effectively."

"Sir Martin is always among our most sought after speakers," according to Joe Schoendorf, a partner with Accel Partners a leading venture firm based in Palo Alto, London, India and China. "At our last gathering with him we probably had a two hour line of entrepreneurs anxious to meet him personally and hopefully begin an engagement with WPP. We are indeed fortunate to have him join us this year."

According to Sir Martin, "Branding and innovation are key to building top line growth. You cannot cost cut your way to prosperity. It is really exciting to meet entrepreneurs working on the front line of what was deemed impossible and to hear how they are deploying marketing to speed the adoption of their cutting edge technologies. TiE Silicon Valley is also a great way to share our mutual experiences and see how our clients have developed successful businesses through entrepreneurial enterprise."

TiEcon brings together world-class entrepreneurs and leaders from business, technology, venture capital, and media for two days of education, networking and business building. TiEcon 2010's theme, "It's in your DNA," emphasizes the qualities inherent in all successful entrepreneurs. TiEcon 2010 features tracks focused on key industry segments, including a new BioSciences, Cleantech, Internet, Software and Wireless tracks. Building on their past popularity, expanded sessions will provide entrepreneurs with the tools, insights, connections and inspiration to launch a business, grow a team, or join a budding start up.

Register for TiEcon 2010 today by visiting or calling 408-567-0700. Follow TiEcon 2010 on Twitter at, on LinkedIn at, and on Facebook at

About TiE
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its global network sponsored by top venture capital, legal and accounting firms and Fortune 500 corporations. TiE is spread across 55 chapters in 13 countries comprising 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, and 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members.

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