Northern Virginia Technology Council | Press Room | Case, Appleton and Ballmer to Headline 2011-2012 NVTC Titans Events
July 12, 2011
Case, Appleton and Ballmer to Headline 2011-2012 NVTC Titans Events
Mark your calendars! Three of technology's top names will headline NVTC’s 2011-2012 Titans Series to share their insights on the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in our industry!
Steve Case – October 14, 2011
Case is one of America's best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists. In January 2011, he was named Chairman of the Startup America Partnership
, an independent alliance of the country's most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, foundations, universities and other leaders working with President Obama
to increase the prevalence and success of U.S. entrepreneurs. The Partnership aims to expand entrepreneurship education, increase the supply of entrepreneurs and create an upturn in the success rate of entrepreneurs by reducing non-market obstacles.
Case co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985 and served as Chairman of the Board of AOL Time Warner until 2003. In 2005, after years of partnering with more than a dozen entrepreneurs as an investor and mentor, he created Revolution to oversee his rapidly expanding investments. The success of AOL, coupled with Case’s success building businesses through Revolution, led CNBC to call him “one of the nation’s greatest entrepreneurs.” Case is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, which has invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives and partnerships in the U.S. and around the globe.
Steve Appleton – December 16, 2011
Appleton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Micron Technology Inc., one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Appleton joined Micron in 1983 and has held a series of increasingly responsible positions. In 1991, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer and in 1994 he was appointed Micron’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He assumed his current position in 2007.
Steve Ballmer – April 19, 2012
Ballmer is CEO of Microsoft Corporation. He joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates
. Since then, Ballmer's leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company.