TiE Boston’s signature TiECON East conference set for May 7th , keynote speakers announced

Jim Breyer

BOSTON— TiE Boston, which is holding its signature TiECON East conference on May 7th at Westin Boston hotel in Boston, announced that this year’s keynotes include legendary investor Jim Breyer and software giant Kronos CEO Aron Ain.

Breyer, who has led investments in household names including Facebook, Didi, Spotify and Etsy, will talk about his new focus on Artificial Intelligence driven companies. His recent investment, Boston-based AI fintech startup Kensho, was acquired by S&P Global for $550 million.

Hemant Taneja

Interviewing Breyer will be another venture capital heavy-weight and author, Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst.  Taneja, who’s investments include Snapchat and Stripe, recently authored “Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts are Creating the Economy of the Future”.

The conference’s AI & Robotics track will feature several Boston-based leader and unicorn companies including Teradyne, DataRobot, RapidMiner and Cambridge Mobile Telematics.

Ain, CEO of Lowell-based software giant Kronos, will be another prominent keynote. Under Ain’s leadership, Kronos has grown to a stunning $1.4 billion in revenue while creating an exemplary work culture.  In 2018, Kronos topped Boston Globe’s Best Places to Work list.

Aron Ain

Ain, who recently published “WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization where Everyone Loves to Work” will discuss how company culture is central to building an enduring business.

Digital Health will be another prominent theme at TiECON East 2019. Leaders from Veritas Genetics, IBM Watson, Amazon, Virtusa and John Halamka of BIDMC, amongst others, will discuss how new entrants like Amazon, technologies like big data and AI, and upstart companies are fast changing healthcare as we know it.

Finally, the conference will give attendees a preview of cutting-edge Boston-based innovation in 3D design and printing, space exploration technologies and blockchain.

Sanjay Jain (Photo: Linkedin)

“TiECON East is the place to be on May 7th if you want to network and stay informed about the dramatic new technologies and investments that will upend existing industries and create new ones, all within this decade,” said conference chair Sanjay Jain.

“No other conference in Boston comes close to the quality of speakers and depth of discussion than TiECON East.  This is because our conference is put together by domain experts – our members who are founders and executives of leading companies in their field. As a not-for-profit, we keep ticket prices low to make such a high quality event accessible to a broad range of attendees including engineers, founders, and executives in tech and health care,” added TiE Boston President, Nilanjana Bhowmik.

Nilanjana Bhowmik

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TiE Boston connects tomorrow’s founders with today’s entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists. Founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs who immigrated from the Indus region, TiE Boston champions inclusion in innovation by blending the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with traditional Indian values that place importance on community, mentorship and long-term relationships.

TiE Boston is one of the region’s largest and oldest organizations supporting the Massachusetts entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders.



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