JWorks with Pat Gelsinger and Nancy Duarte — October 29

When: Saturday, October 29 9:00 am
Where: Jubile Christian Center — Urgency Building — 105 Nortech Pkwy, San Jose

Cost:  $5.00, breakfast included
Register Here or by twexting JWORKS to 95577

JWorks is featuring Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare and Nancy Duarte, Principle and CEO of Duarte, Inc. at its upcoming breakfast session on October 29.

Pat is most widely known as Silicon Valley’s Most Outspoken Christian CEO as quoted by Forbes Magazine. Not only does he boldly speak about his faith, but he lives it as well and gives 50% of his income to helping benefit charitable organizations and others. While CEO of the world’s third largest software company, business leaders around the world say he is the least narcissistic CEO in the world. Pat joined VMware in 2012. Before VMware, Pat led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as president and chief operating officer; and spent 30 years in numerous technical, management and executive roles at Intel, where he began his career. Pat holds six patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, and is a well-known speaker on technology trends.

Add to that the dynamic Nancy Duarte! Nancy is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm is the global leader behind some of the most influential presentations in business and culture, and has created more than a quarter of a million presentations. Nancy has spoken at numerous conferences including TEDx, South by Southwest, Inbound, and World Domination Summit. She speaks at business schools and lectures at Stanford University several times a year. She is the author of three award-winning books: Slide:ology, Resonate, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, and co-author of Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols. Nancy is a follower of Jesus and applies His teachings in how she runs her business.

Regardless of your position or title in the marketplace; or if you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur; you will benefit from the principles Pat and Nancy will share.

You will get a sneak peek into Mid-management level dynamics and Board Room decisions. You will gain insight into how to make strategic decisions, while being led by the Holy Spirit. And, you will learn key points to the art of persuasive communication and presentation to bring transformation and influence change. This is Real Life… Real Problems… Practical Application… with God-inspired solutions.

Register Here or by twexting JWORKS to 95577


Gospel Patrons, Awake Conference — November 5

When: Saturday, Novevember 5 — 9:00 am, 9:00 pm
Where: Montavlo Arts Center, 154000 Montavlo Rd/. Saratoga CA 95071
Cost:  $125 for individuals, $100/person group discount
Register Here

Awake Conference“Awake” is a catalytic one-day event for young professionals aimed at awakening to a deeper relationship with Jesus, a vision for our part to play in the world, and a passion for generosity.

Think of this like a 1-day vacation, but instead of sitting on a beach, you’ll be at a beautiful California villa. Our aim is to create space to get outside of our normal routines and be refreshed through time with God and one another.
We’ll gather with 150 other young professionals to sit under great teaching, share meals, tell stories of God’s work in our lives, premier a short film, and conclude with an evening of worship to our glorious God.

Block out the whole day, leave your laptop at home, bring some friends and plan to spend the day being inspired, encouraged, and refreshed.

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Andrew Laffoon, CEO of Mixbook at the SVPB Networking Event November 9

Speaker: Andrew Laffoon, co-founder and CEO of Mixbook
When: Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30am
Where: Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford 9430
Cost:  $25 for individuals
Register Here

Andrew Laffoon

Andrew Laffoon

You’re invited to SVPB’s last event for 2016 featuring Andrew Laffoon, co-founder and CEO of Mixbook.  Andrew will be sharing his story about the intersection of faith and business.

Mixbook is a Silicon Valley firm with annual sales exceeding $25 million. The company is profitable and employs 60 people. Mixbook offers fully customizable photo books, cards, and calendars, and has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, TechCrunch, The Verge, Washington Post, New York Times and many other global media outlets. Andrew has been recognized by Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of entrepreneurs and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35”. Andrew started coding at the age of 10, started his first company at age 15, and received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast holds annual and quarterly events. These quarterly events at Stanford are smaller gatherings (60-80 attendees) held at the Stanford Faculty Club and are open to all. All of these events are intended to showcase real stories of Christian faith in the everyday workplace.

The SVPB Networking breakfast begins at 7:00am and will conclude at 8:30am. Invite a friend or colleague to this engaging and high-impact networking event. The cost is $25.

Register Here