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2015 State of the Valley Special Preview Edition 2

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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:56:50 -0800

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Special Preview Edition II:
The 2015 STATE OF THE VALLEY Conference

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Register now - seats going fast! ( http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=175&Itemid=638 )



Silicon Valley Index, speakers, start-ups panel to highlight State of the Valley conference
A lineup of provocative keynote speakers, details of the 2015 Silicon Valley Index, a wide-ranging panel discussion, the president’s report, the
Packard Award, an exhibitors showcase, youth entertainment and more await attendees at State of the Valley.
More than 1200 of the region’s senior business executives, federal, state and locally elected officials and their senior staff, city officials,
leaders of universities, heads of labor and community organizations, journalists and others are expected to attend.
The 2015 conference is presented by lead sponsor Bank of America, presentation sponsors Accenture and Wells Fargo Bank and a host of other sponsors
and partners. The event includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Below is a preview of the day’s speakers and agenda to date.



RANA FOROOHAR, Assistant Managing Editor, TIME and columnist (“The Curious Capitalist”)
Are Companies More Powerful than Countries? How the Roles of Business & Government Will Merge in the Future
In 2008, after Lehman Brothers fell and the financial crisis and global recession began, the conventional wisdom was that we were entering an era in
which government would take back power from business. In fact, just the opposite has happened. Politicians have few solutions to the huge problems of
the day — such as labor bifurcation, growth, and competitiveness. Markets want answers, but elected leaders can’t give them — in part because
for them, nearly any sort of action poses political risk. This presents a huge opportunity for corporate leaders and organizations that are ready to
leverage their balance sheets and talents in areas like education, vocational training, information technology, urban planning, and energy efficiency.
Ms. Foroohar will sketch the ways that the world’s most creative companies are taking on jobs that used to be part of the public sector, and the
risks and potential rewards that come with it.
Rana Foroohar previewed her keynote topic last week on Joint Venture’s weekly public affairs radio program, “Inside Silicon Valley.” Listen to
the podcast. ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-silicon-valley-russell/id532919481?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 )
BENJAMIN BARBER, Senior Research Scholar, City University of New York and author, If Mayors Ruled the World Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities:
The Opportunity Facing Silicon Valley


In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time – climate change, poverty – the nations of the world seem paralyzed. Is political
dysfunction making the nation-state obsolete? Professor Barber will argue that cities and the pragmatic mayors who run them offer an exciting new
paradigm for global governance. Can Silicon Valley lead the way?
Dr. Barber also visited recently with our CEO, Russell Hancock, on “Inside Silicon Valley” to talk about this. Listen to the podcast. (
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-silicon-valley-russell/id532919481?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo=4 )
JOHN HENNESSY, President, Stanford University Stanford University, Past and Present


Now in his 15th year leading Stanford, President Hennessy will reflect broadly and expansively on his tenure atop one of the nation’s top research
and teaching universities. He will also address the pressures facing Stanford and other institutions of advanced research, and the evolving role
Stanford plays in Silicon Valley’s innovation ecosystem.

IRA EHRENPREIS, Chairman, World Energy Innovation Forum and General Partner, Technology Partners LLC
State of Energy Innovation and the Role of Silicon Valley


The current state of energy generation, infrastructure and use around the world is unsustainable. For energy security, reliability, and to protect our
environment for future generations, a change must be made. How can we invent the future of energy? What is the state of renewable energy and other
transformative technologies in the U.S. and around the world? And what role does Silicon Valley innovation play in this energy transformation?



RUSSELL HANCOCK, President and CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and President, Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Silicon Valley’s Annual Check-up: A briefing on the 2015 Index


The Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. The indicators measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community,
highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for decision making.
In this briefing, Hancock will reveal the most striking development about the sizzling economy.


Panel Discussion: The New Realities Facing Silicon Valley Start-ups
MATT MAHAN, Moderator, Chief Executive Officer, Brigade
  Panelists: SAM DE BROUWER, Co-founder, Scanadu; BARRY SCHNEIDER, CEO, Loyal3 (more panelists to be added) Panel Discussion: The New Realities
Facing Silicon Valley Start-ups
In our earlier history, Silicon Valley start-ups were predominantly technical (semiconductors, hardware, software) and therefore largely unregulated.
Today’s start-ups are disrupting long-established business models and entering into new spheres of society (education, transportation) and even
touching upon life itself (genomics, health and well-being, health care). It means that from their inception Silicon Valley start-ups have to grapple
with complex regulatory issues. They are also facing of host of other issues (talent wars, location decisions) that didn’t bedevil their
predecessors. What do these developments portend for the future of innovation? Brigade CEO Matt Mahan will engage a panel of entrepreneurs and


Chuck Reed, Chris DiGiorgio to receive 2015 Packard Award for Civic Entrepreneurship
Joint Venture announced last week that its former board co-chairs, Chuck Reed and Chris DiGiorgio, are the recipients of the 2015 David Packard Award
for civic entrepreneurship.
Reed, who served eight years as mayor of San Jose until last week, and DiGiorgio, a former longtime Accenture executive, both recently retired from
the Joint Venture board after six years as co-chairs. The first dual recipients of the award, they will be honored at the State of the Valley
conference February 4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The Packard Award is Joint Venture’s highest honor, presented annually to an individual or individuals who bring an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary,
problem-solving approach to Silicon Valley’s challenges. Recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley’s legendary pioneer who set
the highest standard for civic engagement.
We look forward to seeing you there!


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