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TiE Detroit Announces TD Ameritrade’s Vijay Sankaran as Keynote Speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016

Vijay Sankaran CIO of TD Ameritrade will be Keynote Speaker at TiECon Midwest 2016.

FARMINGTON HILLS , MICHIGAN, U.S., August 26, 2016 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, largest non-profit entrepreneurial organization, announced today TD Ameritrade’s, Vijay Sankaran as a 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 today by TiECon Fintech Chair, Vineet Katial.

”Vijay is an thought leader in Financial Technology space and is leading one of the most innovative and highly ranked financial institutions in the world. He is responsible for the business technology strategy and delivery of new technology capabilities for TD Ameritrade. These technologies will probably change the shape of Fintech as we know it. I am pleased to have him share his thoughts at the TIECON Midwest”, said Vineet Katial.

Vijay Sankaran is Chief Information Officer at TD Ameritrade. Vijay leads the TD Ameritrade Ann Arbor, MI site which he has fostered from concept to a collaborative innovation center. He and his team are responsible for the business technology strategy and delivery of new technology capabilities for TD Ameritrade. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Vijay held several senior leadership roles at Ford Motor Company. Vijay had also worked as a consultant with both Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong where he focused on analytical systems.

In accepting the invitation Vijay Sankaran said, "I'm excited to be a part of such an event. Powerful technology paradigms like data, analytics, deep learning, artificial intelligence are transforming the way that businesses work. This is no different in financial services where the confluence of these forces will present new opportunities for millennial entrepreneurs and investors in the future.”

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: Fintech, Manufacturing, 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 or

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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