Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the Utah Technology Council’s 2011 Hall of Fame Gala, a black-tie event held annually to honor the accomplishments of the Utah technology industry.
The Hall of Fame Gala recognizes employees with ties to the Beehive State who have made global contributions to the fields of clean tech, life science and information technology through their innovation, leadership and use of new technology.
Headlining speakers from the world’s most prominent technology companies are an integral component of the gala, with past speakers including John Chambers of Cisco, Eric Schmidt of Google and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft.
“Each year, I wonder how it could be possible to match the previous year’s event, and our senior senator Orrin Hatch has done it with the addition of Larry Ellison as the keynote,” said Richard R. Nelson, UTC founder and CEO. “Again, the UTC Hall of Fame will be the premier technology event in Utah, if not in the entire Western region. Everyone interested in technology should make plans to attend.”
This year’s gala will be held at the Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City on Nov. 4, 2011. A networking reception will begin 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program 7 p.m.