Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
“Vision for Technology and the Bay” with VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger
Crowne Plaza Foster City – Drake Room, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA
An event sponsored by the Chinese Entrepreneur’s Association SF Bay Area
Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, will share his life journey and some of the key lessons he learned to rise to lead VMware, the 5th largest software company in the world. He will also share on the direction of the technology industry as we move into the the Mobile-Cloud Era. Finally, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities we have living in the Bay Area.
Cost is $32.64. Register Online
Friday March 13, 2015, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
Kirk Perry, Google President, Brand Solutions
Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
Kirk Perry is responsible for driving Google’s global revenue with the world’s largest advertisers and agencies. Before joining Google in 2013, he spent 23+ years at Procter & Gamble (P&G).
Kirk joined the P&G marketing organization in 1990 working on some of the most iconic global brands before moving to Asia for two 3-year assignments in Korea (as Marketing Director) and then Japan (as Marketing Director and then General Manager). He returned to the U.S. as Vice President of North America Baby Care for 5 years and then became Vice President of US Operations & North America Media & Marketing. His final post at P&G was President of Global Family Care before departing for Google.
Outside work, Kirk is passionate about serving others. Board affiliations have included The Ronald McDonald House, The CityLink Foundation, The United Way Campaign Cabinet, March of Dimes National and Regional boards, University of Cincinnati Foundation and Vice Chair of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial Commission. He has also coached youth sports for the past 15 years (football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer). Kirk lives in Los Gatos, has been married to his wife, Jacki, for 24 years, and they have four beautiful children.