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LinkedIn Co-Founder Hoffman to Speak at Aspen Forum

LinkedIn Co-Founder Hoffman to Speak at Aspen Forum

Reid Hoffman to give Keynote Address

Contact: Amy Smorodin
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July 20, 2010 – Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Partners, will be a keynote speaker at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 22nd – August 24th. Hoffman will offer remarks on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship in the tech sector and the influence of public policy. An accomplished entrepreneur, executive and angel investor, Hoffman has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. He will join other influential industry leaders and policy experts at the event to discuss key issues affecting innovation in the technology and communications sectors.

Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock, a venture capital firm, and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn. Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service, in 2003. Prior to LinkedIn, Hoffman served as Executive Vice President at PayPal, where he was a founding board member. Reid is a board observer at Gowalla and Swipely and is a director at Zynga, Mozilla Corp., Six Apart, Shopkick, and Kiva.org. He is an angel investor in numerous influential Internet companies, including Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, Ning, Six Apart and Zynga. Hoffman earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where he graduated with distinction.

Other top leaders from the technology and policy sectors scheduled to speak at the forum include Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation; Mark McLaughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of VeriSign; Brad Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer at Intuit; and Thomas Tauke, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications at Verizon. Edward Mueller, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Qwest Communications, will offer opening remarks at the premier policy event.

TPI’s Aspen Forum will bring together notable representatives from business, government, and academia in a relaxed, informal setting to discuss and debate the key public policy issues surrounding information and communications technology. Discussions at TPI’s Aspen Forum will explore the state of innovation in the U.S. and how public policy concerning such topics as broadband, competition, intellectual property and data security can create a favorable environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Aspen Forum will be held at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, August 22nd – 24th. To register, please visit www.techpolicyinstitute.org/aspen2010. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/

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