The 2019 State of the Valley conference is set for Friday, February 15 with keynote remarks by presidential historian Jon Meacham. This year’s symposium, which annually draws more than 1200 people, also features meaningful dialogue on the future of our region and the rise of the fourth industrial revolution, a deep dive into the 2019 Silicon Valley Index, exhibits and entertainment.
Applied Materials, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Microsoft, and Accenture are the presenting sponsors for Joint Venture’s yearly town hall meeting. The conference takes place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from 8 a.m. to noon.
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 a foundation for decision making.
At the 2019 State of the Valley conference February 15, Russell Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Venture and President of the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, will give a detailed briefing on the data and trends in the latest Index.
Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area have been the envy of the world for generations because of our region’s economic dynamism and vibrant quality of life. But today we’re socked with the nation’s highest housing prices, debilitating congestion, growing income inequality, continuous natural disasters, and a host of other forces that threaten our well-being.
What do we want the Bay Area to look like in 50 years? At the State of the Valley conference February 15, Joint Venture will share the stage with SPUR, an organization engaged in a long-term scenario planning process for the region, for a probing conversation about the structural changes that must occur in order to win our future.
The world is on the precipice of a fourth industrial revolution, one driven largely by Silicon Valley innovators and conceivably the most disruptive of all: artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, quantum computing, materials science, and the convergence of IT with bio- and nanotechnology.
In a provocative session at the 2019 State of the Valley conference, moderated by longtime tech executive and computer industry icon Dan’l Lewin, two of the world’s leading practitioners and interpreters of this new revolution, Murat Sönmez of the World Economic Forum and Fei Fei Li of Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, will chart the future as they see it.
Jon Meacham, a renowned presidential biographer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will speak at Joint Venture's State of the Valley conference February 15. His remarks will examine Silicon Valley’s place in the broader national context and offer a historical perspective on the issues and events that are dividing us as a nation.
Meacham, who this year eulogized both President Herbert Walker Bush and his wife, Barbara, at their respective funerals, authored Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, and won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.
December 11, 2018 - David Witkowski, executive director of Joint Venture's Civic Technology Initiatives, penned a timely op-ed column in the San Jose Mercury News about the importance of closing the broadband gap created by the lack of access to wireless data service.
"We must update and expand the infrastructure that provides these broadband services, he writes. "Unfortunately, we lack a unified national vision for how to make this happen."
Just about everywhere you look in Silicon Valley there’s a commercial office or industrial building under construction or for lease, a surge of growth that Greg Matter attributes to the “FAANG” effect.
Matter, a managing director for commercial real estate giant JLL in Silicon Valley and a Joint Venture board member, says the “market is strong, and much of the activity is driven by the big companies – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google,” hence the acronym.
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The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.