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Memorable Speakers

Our Chapter Members enjoy a presentation from a distinguished speaker at our monthly Chapter Dinner Meetings, followed by Q&A from the audience.

Memorable speakers from past FEI Silicon Valley Dinners include:


Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo, Inc. and former CEO of Autodesk, Inc..
Eric Benhamou, Former CEO of 3Com
Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Josh Bolten, Former White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush
Dr. Tom Campbell, Former U.S. Congressman; Former Dean of Business School, University California, Berkeley
John Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems
Bill Chandler, Chancellor, Delaware Chancery
Dave DeWalt, CEO of MacAfee, Inc
Christopher Dodd, Senator for the state of Connecticut
John Doer, partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Board Member
Josh Green, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and Chairman, National Venture Capital Association
Robert Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ
Carlos Gutierrez, then-U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carl Guardino,President and CEO, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group
Gary Hamel, prominent Business Strategist and Author of "Leading the Revolution"
David House, Chairman, Brocade Systems
Jeff Henley, then-Chief Financial Officer and current Chairman, Oracle Corporation
Rick Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine
Vinod Khosla,then-partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Greg Maffei,then-Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft
Phil Matier, Political Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS San Francisco 
James Morgan,Chairman, Applied Materials, Inc
Bill Neukom, CEO San Francisco Giants
Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE
Troy Paredes, Commisioner, Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC)
Dr. William PerryFormer US Secretary of Defense
Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP AG
Condoleezza RiceFormer U.S. Secretary of State. then Provost, Stanford University
T.J. RodgersCEO of Cypress Semiconductors
David Rouxco-founder of Silver Lake private equity and Former CEO of Liberate
Larry Sonsini, Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Eliot Spitzer, Governor for the state of New York
Rick Welts, President, Golden State Warriors
Steve Westly, then-Controller, State of California and Former eBay executive
Meg Whitman, then-CEO of eBay
Ken Wilcox, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank
Lew Wolff, owner, Oakland A's
Betty Yee, Controller of the State of California
Janet Yellen, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49'ers
John A. Young, then-President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard

We invite all Chapter Members to suggest topics and speakers for future Chapter Dinner Meetings.  Please email your suggestions to the Programs Committee Co-Chair Manpreet Grover at mgrover@soaprojects.


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