All Things D is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the opening night keynote speaker at the upcoming, and 10th annual, All Things Digital conference.
If the name sounds familiar it’s because Jobs used to attend the All Things D conferences quite frequently where, in the words of Walt Mossberg, he was always the most popular guest. In one of his more memorable appearances, Jobs took the stage with Microsoft founder Bill Gates where the two reminisced about their history and where they saw technology going.
But it’s a dawn of a new day, and now it’s Cook’s turn to serve as Apple’s ambassador.
It will be Cook’s first appearance at D, as well as his first time being onstage at an event not run by Apple or for investors since he was named CEO last August…
So we are looking forward to hearing Cook’s perspective on where the industry and Apple is going, and perhaps to get a glimpse into what makes its new leader — who is also a longtime Apple vet — tick.
It should be a memorable night, unquestionably. Cook has proven to be an able successor to Jobs and despite his reputation as an “aww shucks” kinda guy, his previous speaking engagements – such as when he recently spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference – have been laden with interesting insight from Apple’s man at the top.
Other personalities expected to grace the stage during the All Things D conference include Michael Bloomberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, serial entrepreneur Sean Parker, and famed technologist and alleged patent troll Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures, and Pixar co-founder Dr. Ed Catmull.
Lastly, the conference is schedule to take place from May 29-31 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.