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Silicon Valley Leadership Group to Host 9th Annual Game Changers

Virtual Event will examine what role Silicon Valley will take in shaping our “new normal”

San Jose, CA – May 20, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed many aspects of our lives. From the way we interact with one another, to the way we work, educate our children, deliver healthcare, and use technology, it has shifted the way we think about our future.

What does our new normal look like? What role will Silicon Valley take in shaping it?

At our first virtual Game Changers event on May 22, learn what our highly-respected spotlight speakers and panelists are doing to adapt and innovate in these changing times, and what they foresee as game changers at the local, regional, and state level for 2021 and beyond.

Panel discussions will address:

  • COVID-19 – Education: Digital Inclusion & Online Learning for ALL Students
  • COVID-19 – Health: Innovation for the public’s and our economic health
  • Tech: Tools that keep us productive and employed through Shelter-in-Place
  • Workplace Arrangements: A new way of work built on greater trust and shared accountability

Event speakers and panelists include:

  • Eleni Kounalakis, California Lieutenant Governor
  • Michael Matthews, California Director of Public Policy, Facebook
  • Sal Khan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Khan Academy
  • Lizz Vilardo, Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health Bay Area Medical Foundations
  • Michael Van Every, President & Managing Partner, Republic Urban Properties
  • Nicole Taylor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Bruce Cozadd, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow

WHEN:

Friday, May 22, 2020
8:35 am – 12:10 pm

WHERE:
Tickets to the Zoom virtual event are available HERE.

MEDIA:
Media should register HERE. Select “Enter Promotional Code” and enter MEDIA-GC21 to register at no charge. For questions or concerns, contact Pam Kelly, Sr. Comms. Manager at [email protected] or call (408) 483-2410.

AGENDA

8:35 am: Welcome

8:45 am: COVID-19 – Education: Digital Inclusion & Online Learning for ALL Students

Spotlight Speaker: Sal Khan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Khan Academy
Moderator: John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Panelists:

Judy Miner, Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Sal Khan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Khan Academy

Lisa Gauthier, Government Affairs Manager, Study.com

Eleni Kounalakis, California Lieutenant Governor

9:35 am: COVID-19 – Health: Innovation for the public’s and our economic health

Spotlight Speaker: TBD
Moderator: Ed Clendaniel, Editorial Page Editor, Bay Area News Group

Panelists:

Dr. Natalie Pageler, Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children’s Health

Dr. Lizz Vilardo, Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health Bay Area Medical Foundations

Nicole Taylor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Dr. Catherine Mohr, President, Intuitive Foundation

Tomi Ryba, President & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Medical Center of San Jose

10:25 am: Tech: Tools that keep us productive and employed through Shelter In Place

Spotlight Speaker: TBD
Moderator: Rick Callender, Chief of External Affairs, Valley Water

Panelists:

Lisa Davis, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Blue Shield of California

Michael Matthews, California Director of Public Policy, Facebook

Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose

11:15 am: Workplace Arrangements: A new way of work built on greater trust and shared accountability

Spotlight Speaker: Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow
Moderator: J. Jennings Moss, Editor-in-Chief & General Manager, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Panelists:

Mary O’Hara, Chief Human Resources Officer, Blue Shield of California

Bruce Cozadd, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Michael Van Every, President & Managing Partner, Republic Urban Properties

Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow

Cindy Chavez, President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Rao Mulpuri, Chief Executive Officer, View

12:05 pm: Closing

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About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 340 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including education, energy, environment, health, housing, tax policies, tech and innovation and transportation. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit svlg.org.

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