I hope that some of our readers will join me at TiECON East, June 15-17, in Boston, MA. With over 1,200 expected attendees, TiECON East plans to become the largest Global Innovation conference on the East Coast. The sponsoring organization is TiE, whose members receive roughly 5% of the venture capital investment in the United States.
– Howard Anderson, Founder Battery Ventures and The Yankee Group
– Nikesh Arora, VP & GM Europe, Google
– Clayton M. Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, Author, The Innovator’s Dilemma
– Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner Worldwide, McKinsey & Co.
– Ray Kurzweil, Author & Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence
– Venkat Ramaswamy, Ross School of Business at University of Michigan
– Paul Sagan, CEO, Akamai
– Mohanbir Sawhney, Professor, Kellogg School of Management
– Howard H. Stevenson, Professor, Harvard Business School
– Hatim Tyabji, Executive Chairman, Bytemobile Inc.
I’ll be participating in two panels, one on innovation in social software and online networks, and one on innovation in investment research. Confirmed speakers include John Younger, CEO of Accolo, and Torsten Jacobi, CEO of Creative Weblogging.
The keynote speaker is Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations (although I somehow doubt he will be talking about innovation, given that’s not the UN’s strength.)
With prices starting at $269 for TiE Members and $100 for student members, the conference isn’t expensive. For more information or to register, contact the TiE-Boston office at (781) 272-3875 or visit www.tieconeast.com .