SVLG Annual Forum, Presented by Amazon
SVLG’s most exclusive networking event of the year is just around the corner. This year’s Annual Forum, Presented by Amazon, is focused on sustainability, business competitiveness, DEI, and Silicon Valley’s leading edge in the innovation of the future.
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis will be joining us for a keynote conversation to deep dive into California’s increasing competitiveness through investment, infrastructure, and innovation. SVLG CEO, Ahmad Thomas, will moderate this conversation with her.
We’ll have executives from ChargePoint, View, and United Airlines on a panel to talk about “The Sustainability Moment” and how the forces of this year will shape the next 10-20 years. What will this look like for our companies?
Senator Dianne Feinstein will be virtually honored as our Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. We’ll also be sharing our top successes and priorities from 2022 and then continuing these conversations & networking at the cocktail reception immediately after the event.
3:10 Building Forward 2023: Increasing California’s Competitiveness Through Investment, Infrastructure, & Innovation
Eleni Kounalakis, Lt Governor
Moderator: Ahmad Thomas, CEO – SVLG
3:40 The Sustainability Moment Panel
This year is going to be the year that changes the next 20, what are your companies doing?
Pasquale Romano, CEO – ChargePoint
Rao Mulpuri, CEO – View
Papia Gambelin, Managing Director of State and Local Government Affairs – United Airlines
Moderator: Laura Wilkinson, SVP & Head of Communications – SVLG
4:20 The Innovations of Lab 126 with Amazon
A high-level presentation about the nature of creativity and design and turning blue sky thinking into the future of voice and home and new products.
Ken Washington, VP of Consumer Robotics – Amazon
4:50 Spirit of Silicon Valley Award
Intro of Award – Siva Sivaram, President of Technology and Strategy – Western Digital
Introduction of Feinstein’s Virtual Acceptance – Ahmad Thomas, CEO – SVLG
5:02 Cocktail Reception & Networking
6:30 Event Concludes
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Ahmad ThomasCEO, SVLG
Eleni Kounalakis50th Lieutenant Governor of California
Ken WashingtonVP of Consumer Robotics, Amazon
Laura WilkinsonSVP, Head of Communications, SVLG
Lisa GauthierSr. Vice President, Inclusion & Belonging, SVLG
Papia GambelinManaging Director of State and Local Government Affairs, United Airlines
Pasquale “Pat” RomanoCEO, ChargePoint
Rao MulpuriCEO, View
Senator Dianne FeinsteinVirtually Accepting Award
Siva SivaramPresident of Technology and Strategy, Western Digital Corp