2018 State of the Valley Program

7:30 am

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Enjoy Music and Breakfast

Musical performances by the Buchser Middle School Jazz Band and Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Mariachi Tradicional. Food generously provided by Wells Fargo Bank.

8:00 am

Welcome, Conference Overview

  • Honorable SAM LICCARDO
    Mayor, City of San Jose
    Co-Chair of the Board, Joint Venture Silicon Valley


8:15 am

Silicon Valley’s Annual Check-up: A Briefing on the 2018 Index

The Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. The indicators measure the dynamism of our economy and the health of our community, highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for decision making.

  • Russell Hancock
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
    President, Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

9:00 am

BREAK - Enjoy a continental breakfast courtesy of Wells Fargo Bank.

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

9:15 am

What's New and Next?

What is on the horizon for Silicon Valley? Where is innovation taking us next? What is the promise and potential of some of the most rapidly progressing technologies (such as artificial intelligence machine learning), and what will be their disruptive effects? What broad macro trends are shaping Silicon Valley and how should we respond?

  • Jure Leskovec
    Chief Scientist, Pinterest
    Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Paul Saffo
    Consulting Professor, School of Engineering
    Stanford University

10:15 am


The Applied Materials

10:30 am

What's Holding Us Back?

Silicon Valley has had an amazing 75-year run of economic expansion. Our dynamism is the envy of the world, but our growth also creates enormous challenges. Our two biggest challenges continue to be transportation and housing, so in this session we talk with our region’s top transportation official, and with one of our nation’s top experts on affordable housing.

  • Steve Heminger
    Executive Director
    Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Carol Galante
    Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing & Urban Policy
    Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation
    University of California at Berkeley

11:15 am


The Accenture

11:30 am

Keynote Presentation
The Silicon Valley-Washington D.C. Connection

The conference concludes with a look at Silicon Valley in the broader national scene. Is Silicon Valley in a “bubble” and out of step with national trends? What is the view from our nation’s capitol and what do recent developments there portend for our region?

  • The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
    United States Senate

12:00 pm


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