Sunday, November 18, 2007
Kanwal Rekhi - the Sage of Silicon Valley
Kanwal Rekhi has been called 'the dominant investor & a sage of Silicon Valley' by Forbes magazine and is a renowned leader and veteran of the IT industry. In his phenomenal rags to riches life, Mr.Rekhi invented and built hi-tech products and solutions since the mid 80's, built & sold companies as a serial entrepreneur, actively investing as VC/Investor & advising many Corporations and Presidents.
He holds a Ph.D in Business & Engineering from Michigan Tech University, was the CTO and Director on the Board of Novell (since 1989), then founded, invested and advised several technology companies in the valley receiving numerous awards. A humble man, he continues to mentor entrepreneurs through TiE worldwide (www.tie.org).
Over the last 20 years in the Silicon Valley, he has built solid experiences and wisdom to share, on what works and what does not.
BSI and TIE hosted Kanwal at the Grace hotel on 12 November 2007 where he enthralled 100 + BSI and TIE Members with his thoughts of what is hot in the Valley.
Kanwal’s direct, forthright manner, opinions and advice provided us with the most up to date information and clarity on “what’s hot”, how to build & extend business beyond Australia and create super wealth!