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TiE Detroit Announces Nancy M. Schlichting as Grand Keynote Speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016

Nancy M. Schlichting, the CEO of Henry Ford Health System will be Grand Keynote Speaker at Ignite2Disrupt.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, U.S., August 22, 2016 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, largest non-profit entrepreneurial organization, announced Nancy M. Schlichting 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 are thrilled to have inspiring women like Nancy M. Schlichting at this year’s conference. A leader in her field, Ms. Schlichting will share her experience and expertise in healthcare.”, said Tel Ganesan, President TiE Detroit.

Nancy M. Schlichting is Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), a nationally recognized $5 billion health care organization with 27,000 employees and recipient of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Quality Award, and 2004 Foster G. McGaw Award. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives.

In accepting the invitation to be the keynote speaker, Nancy M. Schlichting said “I am delighted to share how Henry Ford Health System creates a culture of innovation that touches all we do, especially clinical care, academics, community partnerships, and employee and physician engagement. "

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: Manufacturing: 3-D Printing/Robotics, IOT, Transportation / Mobility, Health / Fitness and Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Sensors .

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 three main tracks will focus on Connected Mobility, Connected Health and Global Connectivity. 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

Sarah Myrand
TiE Detroit
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