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July 2018

BBQ Dinner

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners guests
Free – $110

FEI Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Bank's Annual Summer BBQ

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September 2018

Blockchain: It’s a Technology, not Cryptocurrency

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110.00

Although blockchain gained its fame due to cryptocurrencies, in reality, it has...

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October 2018

Expect the Unexpected

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110.00

American Red Cross, CEO Ken Toren will be discussing Red Cross efforts in helping businesses with proactive preparedness, recovery, resiliency and continuity programs designed to keep them operating in some form during and following a disaster.

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November 2018

Privacy – Everyone Cares….

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110.00

You hear or see something about privacy in the news almost daily, and often these articles are focused on household names – Facebook, Apple, Equifax, HP, Citigroup, and Stanford University, among others. When breaches happen, often regulation steps in to “solve the problem”. This leads to a wide array of rules an organization has to follow. These rules are often dependent on the type of organization, the type of data, where the data is located, where was the data obtained,…

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January 2019

You Diversify Your Portfolio, You Should Diversify Your Company, Too!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110.00

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce are talked about a lot these days. What does it mean and how does it differ from the well-known EEOC requirements that we aim to meet during our hiring process? What does a diverse and inclusive workforce look like? How does the workforce interact? Is it really that different? Most of all, how do we know when we have “arrived”? Our panel includes representatives from companies which have embraced diversity and inclusion as part…

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February 2019

Market Risks and Opportunities . . . Ideas for Investor Actions

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110

Today’s economic environment is more complex than ever, a complicated intersection of economics, politics, and events at the local, national, and global levels. It is a lot to keep current on and to process, what can private investors do to ensure that their investment portfolios will be able to meet the intended objectives? Erik Davidson, CFA, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Wells Fargo Private Bank, is passionate about bringing clarity to complicated economic and market topics and…

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March 2019

The Silicon Valley Real Estate Cycle: Another Bubble or Just Another Day?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110

Has the Silicon Valley “boom” peaked? What’s ahead? More smooth sailing or choppy waters? Assessor Larry Stone will discuss the current status and trends of Silicon Valley’s real estate markets from office, industrial and retail, to single-family and apartments. He will also comment on key economic indicators, including venture capital investment, IPO’s, patents, and immigration. A real estate investor and developer by profession, Stone has served as the elected Assessor for 24 years and has been re-elected by large majorities…

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April 2019

Health Care: Can I really manage the cost?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110.00

Warren Buffett famously called General Motors, “a health and benefits company with an auto company attached” and every CFO has heard how Starbucks spends more on healthcare than coffee beans. As a financial executive, if you don't actively manage healthcare costs you are fundamentally failing to control your second largest expense after payroll. Learn how to take control with deep understanding of: The competing interests that prevent companies for effectively managing health care costs How altering the relationship with your…

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May 2019

Silicon Valley: The Obstacles & Opportunities in 2019 and Beyond

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110

One thing is clear from this year’s annual Silicon Valley Poll – People are thinking twice about staying in the Bay Area and are looking for answers to perceived pressing problems. 44 percent of those polled in five counties say they are likely to move out of the Bay Area in the next few years, but only six percent say they have definite plans to leave in 2019. So, why are they considering a future move? Among those contemplating a…

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July 2019

BBQ Dinner July 25th

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners
Free – $110

FEI Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Bank's Annual Summer BBQ

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September 2019

The Under Appreciated Nexus Between Growth Capital and Storytelling… An Investor’s Perspective

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $130

Whether your company is public or private, family-owned or non-profit, growth capital is likely in your future. Finance executives have been trained to believe that equity or debt financing comes down to financial metrics — full stop. Regarding that long-held belief, former institutional investor, best-selling author, and acclaimed speaker Adam J. Epstein has the following question: “If equity and debt financings were just about dollars and cents, then how does that explain the fact that similarly performing companies are valued…

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October 2019

Enhancing Your Interpersonal Power and Organizational Influence

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $130

Corporate politics can be a bit...challenging.   The business world is some shark-infested waters. Swimming through the politics is a delicate dance between informality and professionalism. This is a struggle we face at all levels of the corporate ladder. Finding that perfect stroke is crucial for gaining influence with those who matter most. Be better prepared than your peers. Gain more influence in short interactions than others will garner throughout their entire career. Learn to enhance your interpersonal power.  …

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November 2019

Theranos – Untold Perspectives

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $130

Aspects of the Theranos story have been covered extensively by the media. What happened in the last two years of the company's life is fascinating but lesser known.  A revamped board and leadership team tried to turn the company around in the face of critical capital needs, mounting litigation and market pressures. What did he learn in helping try to correct the company's course? This evening promises fascinating new insights into one of Silicon Valley's biggest stories. Join the former…

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February 2020

2020 Economic Outlook

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $130

Christopher J Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer of First Republic Private Wealth Management, will discuss the landscape of the market and his predictions for 2020.   Speakers: Christopher J. Wolfe is the Chief Investment Officer for First Republic Private Wealth Management. In his role, he is responsible for leading First Republic Investment Management’s research and investment platform, as well as the investment strategy and outlook for First Republic’s integrated investment, trust and brokerage groups. Mr. Wolfe is an influencer and subject…

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March 2020

The Crazy Life of a CFO in the Cannabis Industry

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free

This event is now a teleconference, new time - 6:00pm

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April 2020

Self-Driving Technology + Robotics + Artificial Intelligence in Regulation A Public Company

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Evening Program Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free

View video of the webinar   William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO, Knightscope, Inc.t, will discuss Self-Driving Technology + Robotics + Artificial Intelligence in  Regulation A Public Company. How is the innovation process different between the military and law enforcement? How can autonomous technology, robotics and artificial intelligence cut crime? What is a Regulation A+ IPO? What are the reporting requirements to the U.S. SEC? Speakers: William Santana Li Chairman and CEO Knightscope, Inc. Bill is the Chairman and CEO…

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September 2020

The State of the Economy

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $50

RSM Deputy Chief Economist Kevin Depew will discuss the outlook for the US economy as the world continues to deal with the economic impact of Covid-19. Business executives and decision makers with an interest in the real economy and financial markets will benefit from this discussion. Expect to learn the outlook for the labor market, interest rates, inflation and the path to recovery for the economy Speaker: Kevin Depew Deputy Chief Economist, National Industry Analyst Leader, RSM US LLP Kevin…

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October 2020

How Machine-Readable Data and Artificial Intelligence Impact the Work and Careers of Financial Executives

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $50

Joseph Howell, co-founder of Workiva (NYSE: WK), will discuss how machine-readable data and artificial intelligence are changing accounting and financial reporting forever. Workiva provides financial reporting software as a service to over 3,500 customers in 180 countries, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, the U.S. Government, state and local governments, Joe will also share his experience building a business as a "former" financial executive and what really happens in Sales and Marketing that the finance and accounting teams rarely…

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November 2020

How COVID Accelerated Cisco’s Finance Operations

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $50

COVID-19 brought about an incredible clarity of focus and speed of internal change that transformed how Cisco Finance operates today. This session covers the technological advances, system optimization, process simplification, communication transparency and relationship strengthening benefits experienced as our entire employee base adjusted to working remotely. Today, the fact that we are operating at a level well beyond where we were in March demonstrates the power of eliminating the noise and concentrating solely on the critical business drivers and outcomes.…

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Mitigating International Business Risk Through Due Diligence

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $50

There have been dozens of corporate scandals involving senior executives in the last few years; resulting in major fines and penalties from U.S. regulators. How do you protect your company, shareholders and employees from “bad actors”? What actions are you taking to protect your company’s board of directors from undue risk? Learning Objectives: In this presentation we will address the human angle in due diligence; criminals, executive misconduct, bad actors and how to identify them. Examine risk exposure points in…

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January 2021

Taking Fintech to the Bank

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $35

Why is the finance industry getting disrupted? Which parts of the industry are most vulnerable? Who will do the disrupting? What technologies are most important and why? The talk will look at these questions and more and you will walk away with a holistic view of how finance and technology are colliding. Learning Objectives: understand why the finance industry is ripe for disruption become familiar with the technologies that are most likely to disrupt finance articulate a simple framework for…

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Bay Area Real Estate Overview and Thoughts on Work From Home

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $35

Mark McGranahan and Robert Sammons of Cushman & Wakefield will give an overview of the Bay area real estate markets as of Q4 2020 as well as predictions as where the markets are going over the next 24 months. In addition, they will give commentary on Work From Home and their thoughts on what companies will be looking at doing in a post Covid environment. Learning Objectives: Current leasing rates around the Bay area How to predict future market moves…

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February 2021

Panel Discussion: How sports teams are changing in COVID times

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $25

                    As COVID has disrupted the sports and entertainment industries, sports franchises have been forced to assess their business models. From the NBA bubble to the neutral site MLB playoffs, sports teams are trying different methods to protect their fans, players, and staff from the effects of COVID, while maintaining a profitable and engaging business model. Join us and leading professional sporting team financial executives for an engaging panel discussion of…

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March 2021

The Cyber Threat Landscape in 2021 & Breach Prevention Guidelines

Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $25

We are spending more time online than ever. Company data is more susceptible to hacking than any other point in history. Breach prevention is essential for maintaining cybersecurity. Learn about the 2021 cyber threat landscape so that you can make educated decisions for your companies.   Elvis M. Chan Supervisory Special Agent Squad CY-1, National Security FBI San Francisco Elvis Chan is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) with the FBI's San Francisco field office, where he manages a squad responsible…

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May 2021

David Hornik’s Joyful VC Journey

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $25.00

Please join us in our fireside conversation with David as we discuss his successful career, his thoughts about what’s changing in the VC, and his other endeavors.   David Hornik General Partner Lobby Capital David is a founding partner at Lobby Capital. For the last 25 years he has worked closely with technology entrepreneurs to help them build transformative businesses. Prior to founding Lobby Capital, David was a partner at August Capital for 20 years. David invests in a broad…

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January 2022

Keynote Event with former U.S. Senator Dean Heller

Tuesday, January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free

Please join us for a keynote event Former U.S. Senator Dean Heller - Nevada We are especially delighted to host Senator Heller as our keynote speaker. Senator Heller’s broad perspectives on evolving trends in the economy and national and geopolitical landscape will enlighten us for macro impacts anticipated in 2022. During his time in the Senate, Dean served on the Finance Committee, Banking Committee, Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Commerce Committee. Dean’s service on these committees allowed him to address the…

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April 2022

Building Customer Trust by Addressing the Multi-Cloud Security Risk & Compliance Puzzle

Tuesday, April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Rising Stars Qualified Guests
Free – $110

Customers increasingly expect cloud-based businesses to attain security compliance certifications to demonstrate that their SaaS offerings comply with various global government regulations and industry standards. Prasant Vadlamudi (Cisco and Adobe) and Frank Teruel (Mitek Systems, ThreatMetrix and Adara) will share their experience from companies large and small on how they have addressed the objective of building customer trust. Here are some of the areas they will address: Current trends of compliance requirements. Customer view and certifications needed to meet market objectives…

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May 2022

How a DEI Program can boost your culture (and thus improve your company’s performance)

Tuesday, May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Keynote
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $110

From the perspective of a DEI practitioner and creator of a DEI Program for the largest pension plan in the country, this is a practical discussion of how the implementation of our program impacts our culture and reverberates throughout our organization. Speaker: Marlene Timberlake D’Adamo Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Marlene Timberlake D'Adamo was named CalPERS first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer in June 2021. She works across the organization and the Investment Office to foster a culture…

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