Silicon Valley Leadership Group Convenes Inaugural SVLG Retreat to Highlight Next-Generation Advancements in AI, Technology, and Innovation

Thoughtful, TED-style talks will showcase the latest innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, healthcare and financial services

SAN JOSE, CA (October 13, 2023) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – will convene its inaugural SVLG Retreat today to showcase the latest innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.

The morning event – hosted by SVLG member Synopsys and presented by Amazon – will be focused on the ideas, innovations & priorities that have and will continue to propel our region forward. Through short, TED-style talks, SVLG will feature those leading the way when it comes to the cutting-edge innovations that are driving advancements in technology and the wider business landscape. The event will feature speakers from SVLG member companies, including Addy AI, Amazon, Blue Shield of California, IBM, and Synopsys.

“SVLG is focused on ensuring Silicon Valley bolsters its position as the global leader when it comes to navigating the future of technology. SVLG members are on the vanguard of a new era of Silicon Valley leadership – creating new business sectors, adapting new innovations, and scaling solutions to the new set of challenges and opportunities we face. At a time of continued headwinds and economic uncertainty, the work of SVLG and our members is needed more than ever before to keep our region growing and thriving,” said Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG.

“We are pleased to host SVLG’s inaugural convening of business leaders to discuss technology advancements driving our innovation economy and impacting the broader business landscape,” said Ann Minooka, chief marketing officer at Synopsys. “Synopsys technology has been at the heart of Silicon Valley innovation for nearly four decades, and today we’re discussing the potential for AI to play a key, collaborative role in the decades to come.”

Earlier this year, SVLG unveiled three new Centers of Expertise in support of the organization’s Acceleration Agenda. Today’s event will showcase SVLG members deeply engaged in the work of the organization’s Technology & Innovation Center of Expertise.

About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group:

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem. Founded by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, SVLG has worked for 45 years to address issues that affect the region’s economic health and quality of life. Today, SVLG Is focused on accelerating the next era of Silicon Valley leadership, activated by our three new Centers of Expertise (COE). Innovation & Technology, Sustainable Growth, and Inclusion & Belonging. SVLG members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy. For more information, visit

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