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May 2018

How to Thrive Professionally in a World of AI and Machine Learning

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-Dinner Professional Development
Who should attend: Anyone
Free

How to Thrive Professionally in a World of AI and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence is becoming a major economic force. The leap from computing built on the foundation of humans telling computers how to act to computing built on the foundation of computers learning how to act has significant implications for every industry. This month, Pallavi Shah, a seasoned technology expert from Houlihan Lokey, will share her insights on one of most complex and evocative topics in the tech world.…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-Dinner Professional Development
Who should attend: Anyone
Free

How to Thrive Professionally in a World of AI and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence is becoming a major economic force. The leap from computing built on the foundation of humans telling computers how to act to computing built on the foundation of computers learning how to act has significant implications for every industry. This month, Pallavi Shah, a seasoned technology expert from Houlihan Lokey, will share her insights on one of most complex and evocative topics in the tech world.…

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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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November 2018

Building Engaging and Lasting Networks

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15.00

Building Engaging and Lasting Networks In this session, networking trainer Lisa Ann Pinkerton, President of Technica Communications and teacher of the monthly San Francisco Green Networking Powerhouse Series will share a time-tested, simple and systematic process for building engaging and lasting networks. She will include her top 3 secrets for adding at least 250 people a year to your network. Learning Objectives: Compelling introductions that leave listeners asking “how do you do that?” Tricks for jumping in and out of…

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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

Positive Interactions with Board of Directors and Audit Committee Members

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

In our roles as financial professionals, we are likely to have contact with the Company’s Board of Directors, and directly with the Audit Committee. On occasion, we will have to communicate negative results or challenging issues. During these occasions, we want these interactions to be positive, as well as have these interactions lead us to strengthen our networks for future growth. In this session, we will learn the best practices from an experienced panel on how to enable positive interactions.…

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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

Personal Branding: How to be Heard Above the Noise

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development PreDinner
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

Executives have brands just like products or companies do. The difference is many executives aren't proactively managing their brands to effectively position themselves for career success. What does your professional brand say about you? If you haven't taken ownership of your brand, what are others saying about you? Most importantly, does your executive brand help you stand out and be heard? To create an effective executive brand takes a concentrated and coordinated strategic effort, one that takes thought, effort, consistency,…

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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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May 2019

Current M&A Landscape and Implications for the Tech Sector

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-Dinner Professional Development
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

The global M&A market ended 2018 with over $4 trillion in announced transaction volume, the third highest of all time, but was dominated by a number of ‘mega-deals’ and marked by a clear slowdown during the second half of the year. We’ll provide a review of recent M&A activity before discussing the outlook for the remainder of 2019. We’ll also focus on increased Venture Capital and Private Equity participation in the transaction market and the impact on the technology sector…

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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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June 2019

Robert Half & FEISV’s 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Monday, June 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Golf
Who should attend: Chapter Members Non-Members
$90 – $275

      Please support a great cause, and enjoy great networking opportunities all at the same time? Sign up now to play in FEISV's 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Not only will your participation benefit our scholarship fund, it will also enable you to spend time with and develop deeper relations with your clients or prospects, and build relationships with FEISV members. There will be other amazing prizes thanks to several generous donations. The entry fee for Silicon Valley…

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September 2019

How to Land Your First CFO Role

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development PreDinner
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

You’ve had a solid trajectory which has brought you near the top of the Finance career ladder. You are a technical expert in accounting or FP&A or treasury, etc. but is that enough to lead and run the whole show? You’ve proven that you can be a “Strong #2” and feel that you are ready to be a CFO. So how do you convince a CEO and Board to take that risk on you as a first-time CFO? Come to…

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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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November 2019

Emotional Intelligence ~ It’s Not An Oxymoron

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development PreDinner
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a powerful tool for every 21st Century business professional because it helps to transform hard to measure skills such as team dynamics, stress management, and decision making into tangible development plans.  At its core, Emotional Intelligence is not about feelings.  It is a paradigm through which people view and react to the world around them.  This presentation introduces the core elements of the EQ-I 2.0 Emotional Intelligence model and demonstrates how they can be leveraged to…

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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

Harnessing Change for Leaders: Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leadership Development PreDinner
Who should attend: Anyone
Free – $15

Successful people aren’t just born that way. Even those with natural talent have to work at success. But why do some talented people go nowhere, while others with average abilities have tremendous success? In this presentation, Kristi outlines the concepts of grit and resilience, the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and how you can put these ideas to work with specific steps. When you shift your viewpoint you can make change a catalyst for growth and…

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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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