All Things D has announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed as the opening-night speaker at its 10th All Things Digital conference.

Walt Mossberg and I could not be more thrilled to announce that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, will be the opening-night speaker at our 10th D: All Things Digital conference. 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.

Cook will follow in the footsteps of the late Steve Jobs who made half a dozen appearances at the All Things D Conference over the past ten years; his last appearance was in 2010. Cook will be joined by a host of other high profile speakers; already confirmed are New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz. The All Things Digital conference will take place between May 29 and May 31, 2012.

Source: All Things D