SVLG Convenes Sacramento Lawmakers and Industry Leaders During Sacramento Advocacy Day 

SVLG’s Institute for California AI Policy (I-CAP) hosts event for legislators, policymakers, and industry experts to discuss the future of responsible AI in the Golden State

SACRAMENTO, CA (March 6, 2024) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – will convene its annual Sacramento Advocacy Day today to bring lawmakers and industry leaders together for meaningful conversations on California’s leading role in developing and deploying responsible artificial intelligence (AI).

The event – hosted by SVLG’s Institute for California AI Policy (I-CAP) – will feature compelling discussions on how lawmakers can advance balanced and responsible policy solutions that ensure California remains a global hub for AI innovation. Legislators, policymakers, and technology experts from SVLG’s diverse member companies will share key insights and address both the opportunities and challenges associated with the evolving AI landscape.

“Silicon Valley trailblazers have powered the next wave of AI innovation and positioned California as the epicenter of AI technology,” said SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas. “We’ve seen that AI has the transformative power to impact every single area of our lives. That’s why I-CAP’s Advocacy Day will bring together changemakers from both government and industry to advance responsible AI policy that centers equity, inclusion, and economic growth across the Golden State.”

Legislators and policymakers scheduled to participate in these discussions include:

CA Assemblymember Ash Kalra (District 25)
CA Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (District 15)
CA Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (District 16)
CA Assemblymember Marc Berman (District 24)
CA Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (District 42)
CA State Senator Bill Dodd (District 3)
CA State Senator Dave Cortese (District 15)
CA State Senator Steve Padilla (District 18)
Jason Elliot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor Gavin Newsom
Amy Tong, California Secretary of Government Operations
Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Director and State CIO, California Department of Technology

Launched in December 2023, I-CAP’s mission is to build the social and political capital needed for developing policy and regulatory solutions that are informed, balanced, responsible, and effective. The Institute has four main focus areas: education, policy engagement, thought leadership, and issue expertise.

I-CAP builds upon the ongoing efforts of SVLG’s Responsible AI Working Group and its work to identify five core principles for responsible adoption of this transformative technology – human-centered, explainable outcomes, equitable, secure, and risk mitigation. The Institute’s work spans all of SVLG’s Centers of Expertise: Technology and Innovation; Inclusion and Belonging; and Sustainable Growth.

To learn more about the Sacramento Advocacy Day and upcoming I-CAP events, please reach out to SVLG’s SVP of Communications Laura Wilkinson (

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