TiE: Networking Meeting with Victor Tsao; Tuesday Aug 8, 2006
Dear Mr. Jain,
Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Meeting on Tuesday - Aug 8, 2006
TiE Bangalore Chapter is happy to announce a talk by
Victor Tsao Senior Vice President, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
"CHINDIA - The NEW Future"
About the Speaker:
Victor Tsao is co-founder, senior vice president and general manager of Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Tsao has been with the company for 13 years and previously served as the company?s president and CEO before it was acquired by Cisco in June 2003. As president and CEO, Victor Tsao built and led Linksys to become the leading provider of networking hardware for the home and small business with a revenue market share to date of over 50%. Linksys was also listed on Inc. Magazine?s 500 list of fastest growing private companies in North America seven consecutive times.
Prior to joining Linksys, Tsao served as the director of MIS Strategic Systems Development, for Taco Bell Corp from 1985 to 1991. Tsao played a key role in the implementation of in-restaurant automation and networking daily operation results back to the headquarters. He was there at the time when PepsiCo transitioned Taco Bell into a mainstream fast food marketer. Tsao also served as supervisor of technical services for Santa Fe International Corp., a senior systems programmer for TRW Inc, senior software engineer for Kraft, Inc. and a database administrator for Montgomery Ward & Co. Tsao has dedicated more than 30 years in the computer and IT industry.
Mr. Tsao is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation. Mr. Tsao was named ?Entrepreneur of the Year? in January 2004 by Inc. Magazine and Orange County ?Entrepreneur of the Year? by Ernest Young in 1999. Tsao also received the 2003 Orange County Business Journal ?Excellence in Entrepreneurship? award, as well as the 2003 Southern California Monte Jade Science & Technology Association ?Distinguished Business Achievement? award and the 2004 USPAAC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce) ?Excellence in Business? award. Tsao was also the recipient of a BridgeGate 20 award for being one of the Top Industry Leaders in Southern California in October of 2002.
Mr. Tsao has a master's degree in business administration, master of science and bachelor of science degrees in computer science from Pepperdine University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Tamkang University in Taiwan, respectively.