2015 Summit

2015 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Stanford Faculty Club439 Lagunita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305

“Latinos Leading in Technology and creating change in the United States –

It’s Time! (Es Tiempo)”

Es Tiempo, LLC, is proud to announce the 6th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit (SVLLS). The Summit will offer powerful and insightful sessions provided by nationally recognized speakers. This year’s theme is: Latinos Leading in Technology – It’s Time! (Es Tiempo) and the goal is to inspire rising professionals through interactive discussions with top industry leaders in technology.

SVLLS brings together over 250 leaders in business, government, education, and diverse industries throughout the United States, including MBA students and selected high school students, for a one-day conference at the Stanford Faculty Club at Stanford University. 

SVLLS is once again honored to present the 3rd Annual Young Latina Project (YLP). Through a competitive application process, a group of deserving students will receive Summit Scholarships. These students not only have an opportunity to meet top business leaders, but are also invited to participate in the Ivy League Project.

The 2015 Silicon Valley Leadership Summit has something for everyone, whether you are new in your profession, a seasoned entrepreneur, or an executive. As always, we allow various networking opportunities throughout the day. This is your chance to make those contacts you have been waiting for. SVLLS is a “win-win” opportunity that should not be missed. We thank you for your support.

8:00 Registration & Light Continental Breakfast

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9:00 Welcome: Frank Carbajal, Founder, Es Tiempo, LLC and SVLLS

9:05 Opening Keynote: Juan Sepulveda, PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services

9:35 Sponsor Spotlight: Irene Chavez, Senior Vice President & Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente

9:45 Networking Break

10:00 Morning Plenary: Mentor, Lift and Lead Future Executives in Technology

Moderator: Alberto Yépez, Chairman, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), Managing Director, Trident Capital 

Panelists:

Andre Arbelaez, President, HITEC & Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, Softtek

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Cisco Systems

Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software

Belsasar Lepe, CoFounder, Vice President, Solutions Ooyala

Ileana Rivera, Senior Director, Global Content and Collaboration Services, Cisco Systems

11:10 Sponsor Spotlight: Eduardo Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Strategy, Visa, Inc.

11:25 Lunch & Networking

12:30 Luncheon Speaker: Closing the Corporate Gap and Building on Executive Latino Leadership

Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President, Univision

1:00 Award Presentation: Lifetime Leadership Award

Luis Valdez, American playwright, actor, writer and film director

1:20 Coffee & Networking Break

1:35 Afternoon Speaker I: Emerging Entrepreneurial Latino Leadership in the United States and Latin America

Ricardo Amaya, CEO, VOIQ (Mobile Ondemand Callforce), Founder, Top Latino Tech Leaders in the US

2:00 Sponsor Spotlight: Maria A. Medrano, Sr. Manager, Global Strategic Initiatives  & Company, Office of Inclusion & Collaboration, Cisco Systems

2:10 Award Presentation: SVLLS Pioneer Award

Jose Hernandez, NASA Astronaut

2:30 Afternoon Networking Break

2:45 Afternoon Speaker II: The Latinoshpere: The Opportunity for Hispanic Citizen Diplomacy in the 21st Century Global Economy.

Giovanni Rodriguez, CEO SocialxDesign

3:15 Young Latina Project Certificate Presentation  

3:30 Closing Keynote

Cid Wilson, CEO of Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility

4:00 – 5:00 Private Wine Reception hosted by Hispanic-Net

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