SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas Reflects on Inaugural SVLG Retreat Highlighting Next-Generation Advancements in AI, Technology, and Innovation

“Last week, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted our inaugural retreat to showcase the latest innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more. 

As the leading business association of the innovation economy and its ecosystem, SVLG is committed to convening critical discussions on how transformative technology is reshaping the way we work and live. 

Silicon Valley companies are spearheading the future of artificial intelligence, informing smart policies and regulations for cutting-edge technologies, and revolutionizing patient care and outcomes. 

At the same time, we recognize the need for thoughtful guardrails, particularly around the use of AI. That is exactly why we brought together our diverse membership to collaborate, engage, and discuss AI-centered innovation with leading stakeholders and industry partners. 

Moreover, we stand on the cusp of the next era of Silicon Valley leadership. Embracing the principles of inclusion, equity, and sustainability are essential for our region’s business competitiveness and for ensuring a more vibrant and prosperous future for everyone. I take immense pride in the fact that these values are at the heart of SVLG’s economic leadership, and that our member companies are committed to putting these values into action every day. 

A special thank you to our host, Synopsys, our sponsors – especially our presenting sponsor Amazon, our state and local elected leaders, and all SVLG members and partners who joined us for this inaugural event. We look forward to continuing to convene important conversations like these in the coming weeks and months.”

— Ahmad Thomas, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)