Amazon founder to speak at Utah Technology Council gala

Published: Wednesday, June 13 2012 3:25 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, will keynote the Utah Technology Council’s 2012 Hall of Fame Celebration, which honors the accomplishments of the Utah technology industry.

Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1986, and was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1999.    

The gala, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, begins on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. with a networking reception followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m.    

The annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the information technology, life science and clean tech industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. 

For information on sponsorships, tables or individual tickets, visit www.utahtech.org or contact Devin Spann at 801-568-3500 or dspann@utahtech.org

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