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11/4/2015 Past Hall of Fame Celebrations
17th Annual UTC Hall of Fame Celebration

The
Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have
made global contributions to the information technology and life science
industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. A global
CEO is always the featured keynote. - See more at:
http://www.utahtech.org/utc_events/Hall_of_Fame.aspx#sthash.xQkLmr6z.dpuf
The
Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have
made global contributions to the information technology and life science
industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. A global
CEO is always the featured keynote. - See more at:
http://www.utahtech.org/utc_events/Hall_of_Fame.aspx#sthash.xQkLmr6z.dpuf
The
Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have
made global contributions to the information technology and life science
industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. A global
CEO is always the featured keynote. - See more at:
http://www.utahtech.org/utc_events/Hall_of_Fame.aspx#sthash.xQkLmr6z.dpuf

UTC's annual Hall of Fame - our largest fundraiser - honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the industry through new technology, innovation and leadership. This is a black-tie-invited event.

2015 UTC HALL OF FAME KEYNOTE

Jeff Weiner
CEO
LinkedIn

Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals. Jeff joined the company in December 2008, and under his leadership, LinkedIn has rapidly expanded its global platform to 24 languages and more than 30 offices around the world, grown its membership base to more than 380 million members and increased its revenue to $2.2 billion in 2014. Before LinkedIn, Jeff was an executive in residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firms’ consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities.

Previously, Jeff served as executive vice president of Yahoo!'s Network Division, a business that generated $3 billion in annual revenue with more than 3,000 employees and responsibility for many of the company’s consumer-facing and industry-leading products. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2001, Jeff spent more than six years at Warner Bros., where he helped oversee the company’s online efforts and developed the initial business plan for Warner Bros. Online in 1994.

In addition to LinkedIn, Jeff serves on the board of directors for Intuit Inc., DonorsChoose.org and Malaria No More. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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2015 UTC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES


U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch - Proven, Productive Leadership that Puts Utah on the Map

Now in his seventh term as United States Senator for Utah, Orrin G. Hatch has spent nearly four decades fighting to bring Utah commonsense to Washington. The most senior Republican in the Senate and an official member of the Senate leadership team, Senator Hatch serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over taxes, healthcare, international trade, and entitlements. He is a senior member and former Chairman of both the Judiciary Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He also has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Senator Hatch also serves as Chairman of the Republican High Tech Task Force, leading a group of Republican senators in developing policies that will help the technology industry in Utah and the United States continue to grow, create jobs, and lead the world in innovation. The solutions championed by Senator Hatch include fixing our high-skilled immigration system, combatting patent trolls, safeguarding data stored abroad, and protecting trade secrets. Bio Video | Speech Video

Gretchen W.
McClain
- Chief Energizer & Business Builder

Gretchen W. McClain is an accomplished business leader who thrives on energizing organizations and building businesses by enhancing innovation and developing exceptional leadership talent. With more than 25 years of global experience in both Fortune 500 corporations and government service, including serving as founding CEO of an S&P 500 global water technology company, Xylem Inc., and NASA’s Chief Director of the International Space Station, McClain brings extensive business, developmental, strategic and technical expertise. Her distinctive leadership approach – focused on helping companies break down internal barriers to identify new ways to create value and integrate technologies – enables organizations to unlock growth and gain critical competitive advantage.

McClain serves as a Board of Director for three publicly traded companies: AMETEK, Inc., a $3.6B leading global engineering and manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices; Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government and the commercial market; and Con-way Inc., a $5.5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company. Collectively, she serves as member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee in her current Board seats. 
Full Bio | Bio Video | Speech Video

Will West - Business and Community Leader 

West is the CEO of SilverVue, a remote care platform that facilitates the transition from traditional fee-for-service healthcare to accountable care. Prior to founding SilverVue, he was the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL). After co-founding Control4 in March of 2003 with his longtime partner Eric Smith, he led the company's efforts in creating a revolutionary new line of affordable home automation solutions.  He took the company public after surpassing $100 million in annual revenue.  Will retired from Control4 in early 2014 to devote his entire focus to SilverVue.

In addition to taking Control4 public and raising public capital, Will has raised more than $400 million in private capital. In 1998, he co-founded iBAHN (then called STSN). Under his leadership as the CEO, the company became the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers serving millions of customers in thousands of hotels. Prior to founding iBAHN, Will was CEO and co-founder of PHAST Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end home automation equipment. Like his subsequent companies, PHAST became the leader in its field under his direction. Will's other professional experience includes Proctor and Gamble, the FSLIC, and Wasatch Advisors. He holds a degree in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the CFA designation. 
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