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TiE Detroit Announces Jay Vijayan as Grand Keynote Speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016

Jay Vijayan, Founder and CEO of Stealth Startup Company and Former CIO, TESLA will be Grand Keynote Speaker at Ignite2Disrupt.

FARMINGTON HILLS , MICHIGAN, U.S., September 21, 2016 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, largest non-profit entrepreneurial organization, announced Jay Vijayan as the grand keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016, Michigan’s largest conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2016 at The Henry, Dearborn. The announcement was made by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

“We’re thrilled to have Jay address TiECon Midwest 2016 gathering. Jay Vijayan the former CIO of Tesla was responsible to keep electric car maker Tesla at the cutting edge of IT. Jay is a phenomenal leader with a very positive attitude and was among a group of Silicon Valley angel investors who provided $500,00 in seed funding for FixNix. Jay will be an ideal keynote candidate to talk on autonomous cars and connectivity.”, said Tel Ganesan, President TiE Detroit.

Jay (Jayaprakash) Vijayan is an entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the Founder and CEO of a startup that is currently operating in stealth mode. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Tesla Motors reporting to Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect and CEO of Tesla Motors all through his tenure at Tesla. Vijayan lead the development, implementation and Transformation of Tesla's Digital strategy, Information Systems and Infrastructure platform during the period of critical growth and ramp-up phase of the company.

Prior to which, Vijayan was heading the IT Business Applications organization for VMware and held a variety of Engineering and Applications Management positions at Oracle. Sought for his leadership in building simple scalable software for businesses, Vijayan also advises several technology startups around the globe. Jay is experienced in successfully running large collaborative customer focused technology organizations for global fortune 500 companies and fast paced dynamically growing companies, transforming, digitizing and enabling the core business and bringing operational efficiency. Vijayan received the Tamil American Pioneer – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Engineering/Science by the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North American in July, 2014. He was part of the Executive Advisory Council for AT&T, TiE Charter Member and the CIO Advisory Council for Microsoft.

In accepting the invitation to be the grand keynote speaker, Jay Vijayan said, "I am looking forward to share my views on Autonomous Cars, its future and the convergence of hi-tech industry with automotive industry through technology advancements in Big Data, Machine Learning and IoT.”

TiECon Midwest 2016 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Midwest provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. The conference will also host “TiE20", which will showcase the most promising 20 start-up companies across TiECon Midwest's five focus segments: IOT/ Sensors, Fintech, Transportation / Mobility, Health / Fitness and Manufacturing Devices/ Augmented Reality / Artificial Intelligence .

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Midwest 2016 at . For more information about the conference, please contact Sarah Myrand, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4043 or via e-mail at

About TiECon Midwest 2016
TiECon Midwest 2016 is Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. This year’s theme is Ignite2Disrupt. Connected World. Connected Technologies. Our five main tracks will focus on Connected Mobility, Connected Health ,Global Connectivity, Fintech and Artificial Intelligence. This year’s TiECon Midwest is being held on Oct 27-28, 2016 at "The Henry", Dearborn. For more information, visit

About TiE
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 61 chapters in 18 countries comprising 2500 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 13000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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