SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE SV) announced today that Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, will be a keynote speaker at TiEcon 2013 on Friday, May 17.
Since Jeff Weiner joined the company in 2008, LinkedIn has expanded its global platform to 19 languages and 26 offices around the world, grown its membership base from 33 million to more than 200 million and increased its revenue more than tenfold to $972 million in 2012. Weiner serves on the board of directors for Intuit Inc., DonorsChoose.org and Malaria No More.
"LinkedIn is a transformational company that is redefining the boundaries of a number of different industries. As its CEO, Jeff Weiner has led this transformation, establishing himself as a very strong leader. We are honored to have him speak at TiEcon this year," said Venktesh Shukla, President of TiE Silicon Valley.
Prior to LinkedIn, Jeff served as an executive in residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firms' consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities. Previously, Jeff served as executive vice president of Yahoo!'s Network Division, a business that generated $3 billion in annual revenue with more than 3,000 employees, and was responsible for many of the company's consumer-facing and industry-leading products.
Other inspiring keynotes at this year's TiEcon include Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-Hour Energy, Bharat Desai, Chairman of Syntel, and Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director of Disney UTV India.
TiEcon is TiE's premiere annual event and is the largest conference for entrepreneurs in the world. Through various speaker panels, forums, discussions and expos, TiEcon aims to foster entrepreneurship around the world and provide expert resources for startups.
To register for TiEcon and receive more information on the conference, agenda and speakers, please visit www.tiecon.org.
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 http://www.tiecon.org/.
TiEcon 2013 Sponsors Include: CA Technologies, HP, Intel, MergerTech, Qualcomm, SAP, Ernst & Young, Ericsson, Silicon Valley Bank, Trimble, Palantir, Emirates, Applied Materials, Symphony Teleca, 8x8, Inc., Microsoft, Kotak Mahindra Bank and LinkedIn.
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 www.tie.org.