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Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Luster? Visionaries Tackle the Rise of the Rest, the Twin Demons of Traffic and Housing and More at Game Changers 2019

SAN JOSE, CA – The whispers are quiet but persistent: Will Silicon Valley’s success lead to its own demise due to ballooning housing prices, snarled traffic and its sheer competitive spirit? Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Steve Case of Revolution speaks to the wooing of tech, dubbed “rise of the rest” during this year’s Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Game Changers 2019 on Friday, September 7th. Case invests in entrepreneurs across America and in a recent article in The Economist “Silicon Valley is changing, and its lead over other tech hubs narrowing,” he predicts that the Valley will continue to be the strongest innovation ecosystem in the world, but it may become less important as other tech regions gain traction.

Nearly 300 attendees will gain more of his perspective as well as the latest analysis on Silicon Valley’s innovation economy and insider insights from an illustrious cast of 15 visionaries and thought-leaders. They will explore game changing solutions to current topics including Transportation of the Future, Housing Solutions for the Bay Area and Beyond and Game Changers in Health Care. There will be full panel discussions as well as spotlight speakers including:

Spotlight Speakers

  • Transportation of the Future – Tekedra Mawakana, Chief External Officer, Waymo
  • Housing Solutions for the Bay Area and Beyond – Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose; David Chiu, Assemblymember, State of California
  • Game Changers in Health Care – Sarah Krevans, President and CEO, Sutter Health

A full list of panelists and the agenda can be found here. Media outlets are encouraged to send representatives or request complimentary staff or audience tickets to this event as the panels are being moderated by the Bay Area’s finest in journalism including: Josh Moss, Editor-in-Chief of the Silicon Valley Business Journal; John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and Ed Clendaniel, Editorial Page Editor for the Bay Area News Group. To register or get more information, please contact Kimberly Ellis at [email protected] or (408) 501-7853.  All registrations are requested by Thursday, September 6th at Noon.


About Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents nearly 360 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment.

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