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|March 20, 2000|
Clark, Deshpande, Bhide to address TiE event
A P Kamath
Jim Clark, the legendary start-up billionaire in the Silicon Valley and the subject of a recent bestseller, The New New Thing, is one of the three keynote speakers at the annual two-day conference of the Indus Entrepreneurs.
Clark's new venture, Healtheon/WebMD, a web service that integrates a number of health-related services, is one of the hottest start-ups in recent years. Mining the $ 1 trillion health care industry in America is the latest gamble by Clark and has attracted investors from world across. Clark's right hand man in the business is yet another Indian American in the Silicon Valley, Pawan Nigam.
Clark is one of the first leaders in the industry to recognize the importance of Indian computer engineers and programmers.
The conference will be held in San Jose on May 6 and 7 and, like last year, it is expected to be sold out.
The other keynote speakers are Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, the founder and chairman of Sycamore Networks Inc. Deshpande, one of the founding members of TiE, became a billionaire a few months ago when Sycamore went public.
Amar Bhide, an associate professor, Harvard Business School and author of the recently published book, Entrepreneurship, The Origin and Evolution of New Business, is one of the most in-demand business teachers and convention speakers in America. He recently taught several courses at the University of Chicago while on sabbatical at Harvard University.
TiE events have received a lot of media buzz in recent years. The San Jose Mercury News, for instance, had a lengthy article about TiE during its annual conference last year.
"The TiE conference is more than an opportunity to take stock of the successful entrepreneurs in the IT business," says Kanwal Rekhi, president of the organization and one of its founding members.
"It also brings together, once again today's successful entrepreneurs and tomorrow's start-up men and women."
TiE fosters the guru and chela concept, Rekhi told last year's convention. The Indian tradition of mentorship is very much alive in the Valley, he said.
No surprise then that nearly 20 per cent of the attendees last year were from graduate schools across North America.
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