My Story: Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur...Featuring Syed Ali

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TiE Conference Center
2903 Bunker Hill LN
Santa Clara 95054
United States
Member/SCM $0.00 - Non-Member $20.00

Member/SCM $20.00 - Non-Member $30.00

Registration and Cancellation Policy:
Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event.
Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations

How to turn your startup into a highly successful publicly listed company with over $1.5 Billion in Market Cap and multi-hundred million in revenues?

Many entrepreneurs get stuck in creating technology and may end up selling their startup to another company as they are not able to grow the business and scale the company to a sustainable enterprise with multi-hundred million dollars in revenue. Of course, sometimes selling your startup to another vendor is strategically the best alternative. However, when huge opportunities for your startup’s technology and products lie ahead of you, how do you transition your company to take full advantage of it.

Come and hear from our My Story speaker Syed Ali from his experience as Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Cavium, Inc., on how he and his team, developed initial technology and products, took it public on NASDAQ and has grown the company into multi-hundred millions of dollars in revenue with a market cap exceeding $1.5 Billions. Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. Cavium’ products have been designed-in by the World's leading networking, wireless, storage and security vendors. Cavium' design wins are at companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, F5 Networks, HP, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Motorola, NEC, Netgear, Nokia Siemens, Palo Alto Networks, Radisys, and Samsung.

Syed’s story will be inspiring not just to founders, entrepreneurs but to many intrapreneurs and executives in large companies. Join us to hear from this amazingly successful entrepreneurial leader, ask all your questions, learn from his successful experiences and connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs at TiE Silicon Valley on Tuesday December 4, 2012.
About Syed Ali

Syed B. Ali founded Cavium in 2000 and has served as its Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors since the inception of the company in 2000. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Ali was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Malleable Technologies, a communication chip company of which he was a founding management team member. Malleable Technologies was acquired by PMC Sierra, a communication IC company in 2000. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Ali was an Executive Director at Samsung Electronics where he started the Flash memory and CPU businesses and put together the business plans that drove sales in each line to over a $100M in less than two years. Prior to that, he had various positions at Wafer Scale Integration, a division of SGS-Thompson, Tandem Computer, and American Microsystems. He received a BSEE from Osmania University, in Hyderabad, India and an M.S.E from the University of Michigan.

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So you want to know how he did it. What are his secrets and learning that you can apply in your business? Then come and join us for this inspiring talk on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the TiE office.

TiE Host:

Naveen Bisht, Chair, My Story and Chair, Programs/Board Member, TiE Silicon Valley

6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

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Introducing My Story – another TiE SV Original Program

This talk is part of TiE SV’s recently introduced monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.