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Valley Vision: January 2013 State of the Valley Special Edition

From: Russell Hancock <info_at_domain_name_was_removed>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:55:26 -0600

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 8 A.M.- 2 P.M.
Parkside Hall, San Jose
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 State of the Valley is Silicon Valley’s annual "town meeting” that convenes the entire region – concerned citizens and stakeholders, thought leaders and opinion makers, our elected representatives, educators and academics, business executives, journalists, labor and workforce leaders – for dialogue and discussion about the Valley’s challenges and opportunities.                                                                                                               

But more than merely commentary, State of the Valley also features music and drama from the region’s arts groups, high school bands and choirs. There are also booths and exhibits on the concourse showing off entrepreneurs, established corporations and non-profits that are working in Joint Venture's project areas. The event is a celebration of our region – who we are and who we're becoming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

We are indebted to our lead sponsor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to our presentation sponsors, Accenture, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Alston+Bird, PG&E, and to all of our gold, bronze, copper, hotel and media sponsors for their support.                                                                                 


							This year’s conference at a glance: 

TIM O’REILLY – Technology, Silicon Valley and the Global Brain        

Tim O'Reilly is the founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the world's thought leaders on tech publishing, software and computers. In a world where the problems are of unprecedented scale and complexity, Tim O’Reilly envisions a time when the Internet will develop into a global “brain,” an intelligent network of people and machines that will function as a nervous system for the planet earth. Will Silicon Valley be at the forefront of these developments, not only inventing technologies but also embedding them deeper into the fabric of our society?      

Click here ( http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonbruner/2012/04/04/tim-oreilly-on-the-future-of-location-the-guy-with-the-most-data-wins/ ) to watch a Forbes interview with O’Reilly at his Where conference on the “business of location” and why “the guy with most data wins.”      

JAMES FALLOWS – Dispatches from the Future        

James Fallows, prize-winning Atlantic correspondent, shares his post-election insight on Silicon Valley’s role in the national scene, the truth behind the competitive threat from China, and why he thinks Obama will be a better president in his second term. Fallows has written for the Atlantic since the late 1970s, reporting extensively from outside the United States, and was the youngest person to hold the position of White House speechwriter. His latest book, China Airborne, has attracted widespread attention and acclaim. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation.      

PAUL SAFFO – Should the Bay Area Act Like a City-State?        

Paul Saffo, a tech futurist and forecaster with more than two decades of experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale change, will deliver morning keynote remarks on the question of broader governance in the Bay Area. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics and teaches at Stanford University where he is also a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Media X research network. Click here to read a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed by Paul Saffo on his keynote topic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                        PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS       Silicon Valley’s Annual Checkup – A briefing on the 2013 Index & Special Analysis      

The day’s program begins with a presentation by Joint Venture President & CEO Russell Hancock on the findings in the 2013 Silicon Valley Index and its accompanying Special Analysis. This comprehensive report measures the strength of our economy and the health of our community – highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision-making.      

The Index has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Every year the Index contains a special analytical section exploring a subject of timely or topical significance. This year’s Special Analysis looks at the Bay Area’s planning and decision-making apparatus.      

click here (
http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=660:2012-silicon-valley-index-region-mounting-impressive-recovery&catid=32:news-releases&Itemid=568 ) to read the highlights of last year’s Index and Special Analysis.      

Panel Discussion: By Failing to Plan Are We Planning to Fail?      

As we look to the future, there are new and lingering challenges Silicon Valley and the Bay Area must address: climate change, the risk of flooding from sea level rise, recovering from a major seismic event, transportation gridlock, a jobs-housing imbalance, gross disparities between neighboring jurisdictions, ongoing fiscal issues in local government, and more.      

The problems transcend city boundaries, and yet Sacramento can’t be the solution either. Is it time to contemplate new approaches to regional planning and decision-making? Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, moderates this panel with Egon Terplan of SPUR, William Dodge of Citistates Group and former San Carlos city manager Michael Garvey.      

Panel Discussion: Technology Trends, Creative Disruption, and the Future of Innovation      

The rapid growth of big data … advanced cloud services … on-demand services … the gamefication of training and education … digital identity management … 3-D printing and 3-D tablet displays … enhanced location awareness … advanced automation and robotics…      

What are the most likely and most disruptive technology trends and will Silicon Valley remain at their epicenter? This panel includes three of the world’s most powerful women in technology, as proclaimed by TIME and Fortune: Susan Wojcicki of Google, Kim Polese of ClearStreet and the former CEO of SpikeSource, and Kara Swisher, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and co-host of All Things D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                        DAVID PACKARD AWARD FOR CIVIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP       Lenny Mendonca of McKinsey & Company, a longtime Bay Area government consultant and corporate social responsibility strategist, is the recipient of the 2013 David Packard Award, Joint Venture’s highest honor for civic and community service.      

The award honors an exemplary individual who brings an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary, problem-solving approach to Silicon Valley’s challenges. Recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley’s legendary pioneer who set the highest standard for civic engagement. Ted Lempert of Children Now and a former state Assemblyman will present the award to Mendonca. Last year’s recipient was developer and philanthropist John Sobrato.        

click here ( http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=843&Itemid=641 ) for more about the Packard Award.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                        PERFORMERS         Performers at this year’s State of the Valley include the Buchser Middle School Jazz Band, the Lynbrook High Jazz Choir, Peninsula Youth Theatre and the Pioneer High Jazz Band.
click here ( http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=825&Itemid=640 ) for more info about our performers.                                                                                                                                                              

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