Valley Vision Newsletter (current year)



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
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.



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