Tim Cook to give opening night interview at D11 conference

Tim Cook at D10 (image 005)

Tim Cook spent a good 60 minutes addressing the public last week during Apple’s quarterly earnings call. But those hoping to catch him in a more candid setting will be happy to hear that he has a less formal public appearance coming up next month.

Tech blog AllThingsD announced this afternoon that Cook will be a guest speaker at its annual All Things Digital conference in late May. This will be Cook’s second appearance at the conference, and he’s expected to talk about a wide range of topics…

From AllThingsD:

“There’s lots to talk about, from the explosive growth of the mobile market to intense competition from a range of rivals, most especially Google’s Android, as well as innovative offerings from Korea’s Samsung. It will be interesting to talk about the changes at Apple under Cook’s leadership, who took over from the late co-founder and industry legend Steve Jobs. We will also be inquiring about what new products are in the pipeline and how the company is faring in an increasingly high-pressure market.”

Cook rarely makes public appearances, but it’s no surprise that he’ll be attending D11 next month. The yearly conference has been a mainstay for Apple over the last decade, with Steve Jobs himself appearing at the AllThingsD event 6 times in 9 years.

The CEO will be joined by a number of other tech celebrities, including Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, Motorola Mobility’s Dennis Woodside, Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Jeff Immelt of GE, and the new head of Google’s Android OS Sundar Pichai.

The conference will kick off on Tuesday night, May 28, and as usual, we’ll be bringing you all the highlights from Cook’s interview.