Silicon Slopes announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will headline the annual Silicon Slopes Summit. Cook will take the stage with U.S. Senator Mike Lee for a wide-ranging conversation. To be both held in person and virtually in Salt Lake City on October 13-14, 2021, the Summit brings together the brightest minds in tech and business. Cook’s keynote fireside chat will begin at 2 p.m. on October 13 at the Salt Palace.
“Tim is one of the great technology leaders of this generation and we are thrilled to have his insights shared from our stage,” said Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes. “We know Tim has had a great relationship with many in the Utah business community, and are honored to have him play a key role in this event. We look forward to hearing his insights on the evolution and trends in tech, especially at a time when Utah’s tech scene is growing at lightning 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 lineup, along with 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 ensuring Apple’s technology is accessible for all. Cook’s accomplishments and philanthropy are centered around the company's desire to leave the planet better than they found it — which includes a commitment to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030. In 2018, Cook became involved in the Utah non-profit, Encircle. Now, Apple is a major supporter of the organization that supports LGBTQ+ youth and their families in the Intermountain West through community resource center houses that offer a variety of programs from counseling to peer groups.
Senator Mike Lee serves as the senior U.S. Senator for Utah. Of 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 thrilled to invite him to this year’s Silicon Slopes Summit, and I look forward to welcoming Mr. Cook and introducing him to the Utahns building the future of technology.”
As a member of the Senate’s Commerce Committee and Ranking Member on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, Senator Lee has led legislative efforts to allow tech businesses to grow in Utah and across the nation. Lee’s Social Capital Project highlights the value that Utah’s unique economy and sense of community provide to start-ups, new move-ins, and long-term residents.
As part of the conference, attendees can participate in various tracks covering topics including: company culture, cryptocurrency, customer experience, health, IT/cybersecurity, marketing & brand, product & design, software development, and current trends.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at SlopesSummit.com.
Silicon Slopes Summit is committed to a safe event for all sponsors, speakers, and attendees. Silicon Slopes will work with health officials to follow all recommended safety guidelines in regards to hosting Silicon Slopes Summit 2021.