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Monthly dinners/Keynote events feature nationally renowned speakers addressing current topics of interest including addressing the latest opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

All take place in an elegant venue, with delicious cuisine and fine wine. These events are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month (Summer months are replaced with social networking and December is replaced by an Annual President’s Holiday Party. Most offer CPE credits.

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January 2023

Mark Hawkins, Former President & CFO, Salesforce will share his experience

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Non-Members
Free – $135.00

Mark Hawkins, Former President & CFO of Salesforce will share his experiences. Speaker: Mark Hawkins has more than 35 years of experience with leading finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Salesforce, Autodesk, Logitech, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. As President and Chief Financial Officer at Salesforce from 2014-2021, Hawkins was responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization and was a member of the company’s executive committee. In February of 2021, Hawkins was named President and CFO Emeritus at…

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February 2023

Regime change: The Global Economy is Transitioning . . .

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $135

The global economy is transitioning to new regimes affecting globalization, growth and liquidity. By the end of this presentation, you should be able to understand how globalization is changing, the implications of these changes for growth and pricing, and how firms in the middle market should adapt to tighter financial conditions and higher interest rates. Learning Objectives: Understand the current and future state of the global economy Identify areas at your firm where you need to focus your energies to…

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March 2023

Evan Goldberg, EVP Oracle NetSuite, Growth in the New Normal

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Rising Stars Qualified Guests

Growth? It can come in many forms – product and geographic expansion, acquiring new customers, top-line growth. But it can also come in the form of increasing margins through better efficiency and higher productivity.   Speaker: Evan Goldberg Executive Vice President, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit Goldberg is responsible for product strategy and development at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Goldberg was CTO and Chairman of the NetSuite board. Before co-founding NetSuite in 1998,…

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April 2023

Secrets of Tax System Design

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Program
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests
Free – $130

Tax policy refers to the design of tax systems. This presentation reviews principles that should be considered in tax reform and how you can apply them to help you and your clients best offer input to policymakers. Numerous tax reform terms, issues, needs, and proposals are covered along with tools and resources to help you and your clients. Learning objectives: Define tax policy and principles that guide tax system design. Recognize tools and resources to help understand and participate in…

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Interview with Past speaker and State Controller, Betty Yee

Memorable speakers from past FEI Silicon Valley Dinners have included…

  • Former U.S. Senator Dean Heller
  • Elvis M. Chan, Supervisory Special Agent, National Security, FBI San Francisco
  • 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, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC)
  • Dr. William Perry, Former US Secretary of Defense
  • Hasso Plattner, Chairman of Supervisory Board of SAP AG
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State. then Provost, Stanford University
  • T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductors
  • David Roux, co-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 Chair Dave Liebes.