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John Chambers is Grand Keynote Speaker at TiEcon 2023

TiEcon has ranked among the 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship.

John Chambers. Image-Twitter/@JohnTChambers

TiEcon 2023, the world's largest technology-anchored entrepreneurship conference, is being organized by TiE Silicon Valley – a nonprofit dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship.

TiEcon, which has ranked among the 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship, will take place between May 3-5. The event will showcase thought leaders and bring together innovators, corporate business decision-makers, next-gen entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and technology firms to inspire and advance entrepreneurship. This year’s conference will focus on the hottest areas of innovation: artificial intelligence & machine learning, cloud technologies, crypto, cybersecurity, healthcare, supply chain, semiconductors, manufacturing, and more.

John Chambers, a highly accomplished and honored global technology legend, will be the grand keynote speaker for the conference on May 4.

Chambers is the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, which focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He is also the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). He was most recently appointed Global Ambassador of French Tech by President Emmanuel Macron of France.

Chambers not only invests and mentors entrepreneurs, but also  promotes entrepreneurship, gender equality, and accelerating overall new business creation. According to Chambers, startups will be the core driver of economic growth and job creation in the Digital Age.

"TiE has continued to be a champion of change and growth, as it has been for the past 31 years. It gives me great pleasure to return to the TiEcon stage and address a global audience of innovators and changemakers who are here to dream, believe, and achieve what's possible,”  Chambers said in a statement.

Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, where he served as CEO, Chairman, and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.

Chambers has received numerous awards for his leadership, including being named the number two "Best-Performing CEO in the World" in 2015 by Harvard Business Review and receiving the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation. He was also awarded the Outstanding Civil Service Medal by the U.S. Army, as well as France's National Defense Gold Medal, the only foreign business leader to ever receive the award in its 35-year history.

His most recent accolade includes the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the trade and tech industries in India.

Chambers was also named one of Barron's "World's Best CEOs", Chief Executive Magazine's "CEO of the Year", Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," 20/20's "Best Boss in America", one of BusinessWeek's "Top 25 Executives Worldwide", the Business Council's "Award for Corporate Leadership," "Best Investor Relations by a CEO" from Investor Relations Magazine three times, and the 2012 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute.

"We are beyond excited to have John Chambers, an iconic leader, to inspire our global audience attending TiEcon 2023.,” Anita Manwani, President, of TiE Silicon Valley said.

Vish Mishra, Council of Trustees and Former President, TiE Silicon Valley, added: "I am deeply honored to welcome and host John Chambers to the grand stage in an intimate conversation with Scott Thurm, Senior Editor at The Information."