Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 AM PST
(Formerly known as Annual Lunch)
This year’s annual gathering of members, partners, community leaders and elected officials will focus on building resiliency and navigating purposeful change in volatile times.
No two issues have shaken the foundations of Silicon Valley, and the whole country, in recent years as much as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our reckoning with racial and social justice. They have taught us the importance of resiliency in the face of uncertainty and commitment to change, both in public health and in broadly shared opportunity and inclusion.
As an industry, we have a duty to take a leadership role in making our community safer and more equitable. Our Annual Forum is a time to recognize and address these important issues that serve as a call to action for the coming year. Join us!
SPEAKERS & PANELS
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio devoted to preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Fauci has been a key advisor to six Presidents and their administrations on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza. As an HIV/AIDS researcher he has been involved in the scientific effort since AIDS was recognized in 1981, conducting pivotal studies that underpin the current understanding of the disease and efforts to develop therapies and tools of prevention. Dr. Fauci was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has helped save millions of lives throughout the developing world.
CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Dr. Sara Cody
Health Officer and Public Health Director, Santa Clara County Public Health Dept.
Dr. Marty Fenstersheib
Former Health Officer and Public Health Director, Santa Clara County Public Health Dept.
Dr. Fauci will headline our program, which will include a one-on-one interview with CEO Ahmad Thomas. They will discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at the national level. Afterwards, Dr. Fauci will join a panel of local experts, including Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody and former Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Health Officer Dr. Marty Fenstersheib for a discussion focused on COVID at the local, regional and state levels.
In addition, we will moderate a Racial Justice & Equity panel to discuss solutions to the challenge of underrepresentation of minorities in Silicon Valley with a call-to-action to make impactful changes to the recruiting and retention of minority talent and executive leadership in tech.
SPIRIT OF SILICON VALLEY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD
Each year, at the Annual Forum, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group honors an individual who has had a transformative impact on Silicon Valley with the Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient is AMD CEO, Lisa T. Su, for her incredible leadership turning AMD into a global leader, her engagement with the community and commitment to Silicon Valley as Co-Chair of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable.
Dr. Lisa T. Su is president and chief executive officer of AMD. Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2009. In 2018, Dr. Su was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, was named “Businessperson of the Year” by Fortune Magazine and received the prestigious Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2019, Dr. Su was named one of the World’s 50 Best CEOs by Barron’s, one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine and she was included in The Bloomberg 50 list of people who defined the year. In 2020, Dr. Su was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Science.
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