Contact: Steve Wright, 408.501.7853
Game Changers, a signature event produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 7:30a to noon.
At Game Changers we look toward the year ahead and focus on the game changers a variety of thought leaders expect to lead in 2013. This year’s event will feature a special guest, former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.N. Ambassador and Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson. Other panelists will include SV Angel’s David Lee, Vantage Point Capital Partners’ Alan Salzman, Alsop Louie Partners’ Bill Coleman, Kiverdi’s Lisa Dyson, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and member Mark Ferrell, among others. (See the agenda below)
Our 2nd “Game Changers – Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration” booklet also will be released at the event. Authors include KPCB’s John Doerr, eBay’s John Donahoe, Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Governor Jerry Brown and 19 others.
Media is invited to attend. Contact Steve Wright for more information.
Game Changers Agenda
7:15 – 7:50 am: Networking and Continental Breakfast
7:50 am: Welcome by Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Erica Wood, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
8:00 – 8:40 am: Game Changers in the Energy Space
Panelists Include: Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.N. Ambassador and Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson and Alan Salzman, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Moderated by: Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
8:43 – 9:23 am: Game Changers – Investing for Social Good
Panelists Include: Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey Global Institute, Lisa Dyson, Kiverdi, Priv Bradoo, BlueOak Resources and Nancy Heinen, SV2
Moderated by: Moryt Milo, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
9:25 – 10:05 am: Game Changers – Changing Needs and Boundaries of Silicon Valley
Panelists Include: David Chiu, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San Jose, Bill Coleman, Alsop Louie Partners and Jes Pedersen, Webcor Builders
Moderated by: Mac Tully, San Jose Mercury News
10:20 – 11:00 am: Game Changers – Education, Technology and Policy
Panelists Include: Dr. John Porter, Franklin McKinley School District, Joe Di Salvo, Santa Clara County Board of Education, Neeru Khosla, CK-12 Foundation, John Danner, Rocket Ship Education and Jack West, Sequoia High School
Moderated by: Tina Barseghian, KQED
11:05 – 11:45 am: Game Changers – Startups and Employment in Silicon Valley
Panelists Include: David Lee, SV Angel, Jill Isenstadt, Samasource, Alexis Ringwald, LearnUp and Mark Farrell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Moderated by: Miguel Helft, Fortune Magazine
11:50 am – Noon: Closing Comments