Apple CEO to Share Experience as a Technology Leader and Thoughts on Future of Industry at Leading Business and Tech Conference in Salt Lake City
September 23, 2021 (SALT LAKE CITY) – Silicon Slopes announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will headline the annual Silicon Slopes Summit. Cook will take the stage with US Senator Mike Lee for a high-profile conversation. The Summit, which will be held both in person and virtually in Salt Lake City from October 13-14, 2021, brings together the brightest minds in tech and business. Cook’s Fireside Chat will begin at 2 p.m. on October 13 at the Salt Palace.
“Tim is one of the great tech leaders of this generation and we are delighted that his ideas are being shared from our stage,” said Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes. “We know that Tim has had a great relationship with many members of the Utah business community and we are honored to see him play a key role in this event. We look forward to hearing his take on the evolution and trends of technology, especially at a time when Utah’s tech scene is developing at breakneck speed. “
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple. In his role, Tim has overseen the introduction of some of the world’s most innovative products and services, including the all-new iPhone 13 line-up, as well as the Apple Watch Series 7, the latest iPad and iPad mini, and more. . He has championed inclusion and diversity at Apple, investing in coding programs and educational opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds, and making sure Apple technology is accessible to everyone. Cook’s accomplishments and philanthropy are centered around the company’s desire to leave the planet better than they’ve found it, which includes a commitment to be 100% carbon neutral for its supply chain and businesses. products by 2030. In 2018, Cook became involved with Utah non-profit, Encercle. Today, Apple is a major supporter of the organization that supports LGBTQ + youth and their families in Intermountain West through community resource centers that offer a variety of programs ranging from counseling to peer groups.
Senator Mike Lee is the first United States Senator from Utah. Commenting on the summit, Senator Lee said: “I have known and worked with my friend Tim Cook for years. Under his detailed and dedicated leadership, Apple is a hallmark of American growth and innovation. I was delighted to invite him to this year’s Silicon Slopes Summit, and look forward to welcoming Mr. Cook and introducing him to the Utahns who are building the future of technology.
As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and a leading member of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, Senator Lee has led legislative efforts to enable tech companies to thrive in Utah and across the country. Lee’s Social Capital Project highlights the value Utah’s unique economy and sense of community offer to start-ups, new homes, and long-time residents.
As part of the conference, attendees can participate in a variety of tracks covering topics such as corporate culture, cryptocurrency, customer experience, healthcare, IT / cybersecurity, marketing and branding , product and design, software development and current trends.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.SlopesSummit.com.
Silicon Slopes Summit is committed to providing a safe event for all sponsors, speakers and attendees. Silicon Slopes will work with health officials to follow all recommended safety guidelines for hosting Silicon Slopes Summit 2021.
About silicon slopes
Silicon Slopes is the voice, hub and heart of Utah’s startup and tech community. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization enabling the Utah startup and tech community to learn, connect and serve with the goal of making entrepreneurship and opportunity at Silicon Slopes open and accessible to all. Stretching from Logan to St. George, Utah, Silicon Slopes is a statewide organization and the official nickname for the state’s startup and tech community. For more information, visit: www.siliconslopes.com.
About Silicon Slopes Summit
Silicon Slopes Summit is a globally recognized two-day summit organized and hosted by the Silicon Slopes organization and community. With some of the most prominent and influential minds in the tech industry, Silicon Slopes Summit is one of the world’s largest annual business and tech events, bringing together over 20,000 attendees. The Silicon Slopes Summit features top-notch keynotes, premium breakout sessions, breathtaking entertainment, amazing parties, and amazing networking opportunities. The amount of talent and experience on display makes this a unique event that could only take place at Silicon Slopes.