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Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Other Thought Leaders Headline the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual “Game Changers” Event on Thursday

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


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