With more than two decades of experience spearheading technology companies, Steve Shillingford works as an advisor for Signal Peak Ventures. In addition to his work with Signal Peak, Steve Shillingford maintains membership with professional groups such as the Utah Technology Council.
The state’s premier professional organization for technology and life science companies, the Utah Technology Council includes more than 5,000 companies and represents almost 10 percent of the state’s total payroll. Established in 1991, the council helps businesses by offering networking connections, addressing talent shortage faced by member companies, and assisting them with gaining access to funding.
One of the events sponsored by the Utah Technology Council is its Hall of Fame Celebration, with the 2016 event occurring on September 30. This annual event honors individuals with ties to Utah who have contributed globally to information technology and life sciences industries by utilizing innovation, leadership, and new technology. The chief operating officer of Apple, Tim Cook, will serve as the keynote speaker for this 18th annual celebration. The 2015 event featured LinkedIn’s chief executive officer Jeff Weiner as its keynote speaker.