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Municipal Internet of Things Blueprint Released

Innovation CitiesJuly 10, 2019 – Joint Venture's civic technology team announced publication of Municipal Internet of Things (IoT) Blueprint, a free PDF download to inform local government leaders about trends in the IoT. Published by the Wireless SuperCluster, a part of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) project, and led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the tool was co-edited by David Witkowski, Executive Director of Joint Venture’s Civic Technologies Program.

Data Release: Silicon Valley has access to cleaner power than CA or the U.S.

solar panels and wind millsJuly 9, 2019 - The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies has released a comparative analysis of local sources of power by emissions intensity. In just three years, the majority of Silicon Valley energy customers – both residents and businesses alike – have transitioned away from PG&E to community choice energy programs.

Read the release

Joint Venture & SVCE Tackle Green Building Rules

Illustration showing connection between clean electricity and clean communityJuly 1, 2019 - Joint Venture is partnering with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to promote local green building rules through an innovative mechanism called reach codes. Under state law, cities and counties may adopt local ordinances that exceed state codes to ensure new buildings promote a clean and healthy future through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.

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Joint Venture Food Recovery Partners with Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes logoCollaboration will double community impact

July 1, 2019 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen have formed a partnership that will enable Joint Venture’s Food Recovery initiative, known as A La Carte, to transfer day-to-day operations to Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. Effective immediately, A La Carte operations will be managed by Loaves & Fishes, including pick-up and delivery operations and the fleet of trucks that deliver meals to people who are in need.

Read the News Release

Facebook funds new truck for Food Rescue

group standing in front of truckJuly 1, 2019 - Facebook, in partnership with Flagship Facility Services, Inc., will fund a new food truck for Joint Venture's Food Rescue initiative, known as A La Carte, that has been picking up and distributing food from four of Facebook’s cafes and mini cafes since March. The new truck will increase the size of the fleet that "harvests" prepared food for people in the community who are food-insecure. Facebook has donated more than 22,000 meals through the program to date.

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Joint Venture partners with Adobe for people with disabilities

people chatting July 1, 2019 - Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Talent Partnership has paired a pro bono team of experts from Adobe to assist nonprofit Project HIRED to help people with disabilities find employment. Have a project that could use expert help?

Contact Joint Venture's SVTP for details.

Joint Venture board adds new members

July 1, 2019 – The Joint Venture board of directors elected two new members at their quarterly meeting: Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip, President and Chief Executive Officer of KQED. “We are delighted to add the expertise of Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Michael Isip to the Joint Venture board,” said Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture.

Read the news release

Meet Duffy Jennings

July 1, 2019 - Duffy Jennings first joined Joint Venture in 2008 as VP of Communications after enjoying a distinguished career as a corporate communications executive and journalist. He retired—or rewired?—from corporate life in February 2019 and, with the new release of his memoir, Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies, he added author to his list.

Read Duffy's profile

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Get comprehensive information and data about Silicon Valley’s economic and community health at www.SiliconValleyIndicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are available on a dynamic and interactive website that allows users to further explore Silicon Valley trends.

Download the 2019 Silicon Valley Index.

Investors Spotlight

Donors invest in Joint Venture with both general support and project-specific gifts that help us react nimbly to provide analysis and innovative solutions to issues that confront our regional economies and quality of life. Here are just a few of our many investors:

SiliconSage Builders logo Urban Catalyst logo Urban Community logo

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

 

THIRD ANNUAL SILICON VALLEY ENERGY STORAGE SYMPOSIUM IS MAY 30

Federal and state energy industry officials will be featured speakers at Joint Venture’s 2012 Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium on May 30 in Mountain View.

Guest speakers include Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, Steve Berberich of California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO), and Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Research Program Manager for the U. S. Department of Energy. The third annual symposium, it runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Microsoft. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

In a related event, Joint Venture members receive a 15 percent registration discount for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Electricity Storage Association, to be held in Washington, D.C. May 2-4. The meeting returns to Silicon Valley next year.


Click here to register for the Silicon Valley symposium.

Click here to register for the ESA annual meeting.

Steven Hemminger, Joe Hogan elected to
Joint Venture board

Steven Hemminger, a partner at Alston + Bird, and Joe Hogan, a senior partner at Ernst & Young, have been elected to the organization's board of directors.

Hemminger is Partner-in-Charge of Alston + Bird’s Silicon Valley office and is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He has substantial experience in litigation of patent, trademark and trade secret cases in the electronics, semiconductor and computer software and hardware fields.

Hogan is a tax partner in the San Jose office of Ernst & Young and is currently the firm’s West Sub-Area Leader for Business Tax Services (BTS). Hogan began his career with Ernst & Young in 1989, working with multinational technology clients on federal income tax, transactions and tax accounting matters.

Click here for the full news release.

2nd Annual West Valley Broker Breakfast
April 5 in Cupertino

The Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance invites you to the second annual West Valley Broker Breakfast at the Cupertino Community Hall on Thursday, April 5, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.


Economic development and planning executives from Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos and Santa Clara County will highlight opportunity sites and share the latest news on major planning and development activities in their areas.

To register, email Kara Gross at .

Got 4G? Silicon Valley wireless infrastructure lagging behind new smart devices

Apple may have sold three million of its new iPads that tout 4G service, but connectivity for these and other new smart devices is sparse in Silicon Valley, where the wireless infrastructure lags behind our homegrown technology. How can that be?

Leon Beauchman, director of Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative, authored this guest column in the San Jose Mercury News explaining the problem, and urging the region to work together to solve it.

Read the column here.

Wireless Healthcare Forum May 1:
Delivering the Future of Medicine

Silicon Valley elected officials, city staff and business community leaders are invited to a special Wireless Healthcare Forum at the San Jose Convention Center on May 1 to learn how advances in telemedicine will affect healthcare in our region. Joint Venture’s Wireless Communications Initiative is organizing the forum in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association conference.

Forum participants will have access to the ATA conference Exhibition Hall, where they’ll see presentations from almost one hundred exhibitors. Registration for the forum opens April 2 via the Joint Venture website. The event, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is free, but space is limited. For more details contact Leon Beauchman by email at , or call 408-298-9333.

New State of the Valley and
Building Technologies videos


Two recent videos produced for Joint Venture by PRx Digital summarize the recent State of the Valley conference and an earlier building technologies showcase event with interviews and comments from keynote speakers and Silicon Valley officials.

Click here to view both videos.

April on “Inside Silicon Valley”

April topics and guests on “Inside Silicon Valley,” Joint Venture’s weekly public affairs radio program, include State Senator Joe Simitian (April 6 & 8), Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith (April 13 & 15), and Santa Clara University business school dean Drew Starbird (April 20 & 22). Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock hosts the hour-long program, which airs every Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at noon on 1590 KLIV.

Click here to listen to previous programs.

Article of the Month
"Silicon Valley: Don't worry, be happy. America's future is here." The Toronto Star

Bill Schiller

Ever wonder what Silicon Valley looks like to people in other countries? Toronto journalist Bill Schiller spent a week here getting in touch with our "vibe," and wrote about it for his readers in the Toronto Star. Despite obvious challenges, Schiller couldn't get over the optimism and can-do spirit on display.

Read his take here

 

Our December Spotlight
TED TASCH
Chief of Neurology, Kaiser Permanente and Co-chair, Joint Venture Wireless Communications Initiative

Dr. Ted Tasch

It’s a familiar story: East Coast boy comes to Stanford for undergrad in the early 1980s, falls in love (with the Bay Area, computer technology and a girl), goes off to medical school, eventually finds his way back here to live and work.

That he is an esteemed physician fascinated with technology, especially its potential to change health care as we know it, is a bonus, for Joint Venture as well as for his patients.

To read Dr. Tasch’s full profile, click here.

 

 

In The News

July 16, 2019 - (Energy Pages) - Rise of Energy Choice Diminishes PG&E’s Silicon Valley Market Share:Silicon Valley residents have greater access to cleaner energy compared to the rest of California and the rest of the country, says The Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More

July 10, 2019 - (American City & County) - Small cells, big uncertainties: “The FCC’s approach is a pretty blanket approach. And it may not account for all of the nuances of local government..." notes David Witkowski, executive director of civic technology initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 8, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Exodus: For Bay Area millennials, moving up means moving out: In 2017, roughly 36 percent of Silicon Valley adults between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with their parents, according to an analysis by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 5, 2019(KPIX-TV5) - New Numbers Show Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Are Moving North: "The workforce is young," says Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock.  More

June 29, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Pizarro: Literary Send-Off - Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock and his wife, Marguerite Hancock, hosted a reception to bid farewell to Duffy Jennings, who served as Joint Venture’s communications director for the past 11 years. More

June 26, 2019 - (Michigan Daily) - KLA opens temporary R&D site in Ann Arbor:According to Curbed San Francisco, a recent census done by Joint Venture Silicon Valley discovered the median home sale price for a house is $1.2 million. More

June 26, 2019 - (The Almanac) - Manzanita Talks move forward: Efforts to bring together public and private sector leaders to talk about how to address regional transportation problems moved forward on June 13 with what Joint Venture Silicon Valley President and CEO Russell Hancock called a historic discussion. More

June 25, 2019 - (KQED News) - Stanford Wants to Expand: Russell Hancock, a Stanford lecturer and also president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said, "It's always baffling to me when the neighbors vilify Stanford. This is a world class institution. There would be no Silicon Valley without Stanford." More

June 19, 2019 - (NPR News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion For Affordable Housing: We are seeing an increase in the people that are living in RVs or other temporary shelters," said Rachel Massaro, director of research for Joint Venture. More

June 18 - (KQED News) - Google Pledges $1 Billion to Help Fight Bay Area Housing Crisis It Helped Create: Joint Venture reported that affordable housing units represented only a small share of recently approved units in Silicon Valley.   More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - Californians sharply divided over how to tackle housing shortage: Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, believes Bay Area residents have become more open to new solutions to the housing shortage in the last five years. More

June 18, 2019 - (Mercury News) - With SUV ads and snark, desert city looks to woo Bay Area residents: According to a study by the regional think-tank Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region gained about 62,000 foreign-born residents between July 2015 and July 2018, while 64,300 residents left. More

June 14, 2019 - (AJOT) -Commute times across Silicon Valley have increased by 17% over the past decade, adding an average of 43 minutes weekly per commuter, according to the 2018 Silicon Valley Index by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

June 12, 2019 - (Los Altos Town Crier) - Food truck puts corporate leftovers to community good: Silicon Valley Food Rescue operates as a project of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More