Postponed until 2022 (2021 SVLLS Summit)

2013 SVLLS


8/18/21 UPDATE:

Dear Silicon Valley Latino Summit Attendees,

After careful consideration, it is with deep sadness that we are announcing the postponement of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit until 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change will cause. The health of our attendees is of the utmost concern, and with the current COVID situation, we feel that the risk is too high to continue with our plans. We explored many different scenarios, such as requiring proof of vaccination, requiring masks, etc. Unfortunately, the Delta variant is hyper-transmissible and has proven that breakthrough transmission can occur despite safety measures. We also considered shortening the event or streaming it virtually but decided that this would be changing too much of what our attendees enjoy: a full day of hearing inspirational stories, networking, and feeling energized to reach new personal or professional goals. For these reasons, we will wait for a safer time to gather in person. COVID may be around for years to come, but we are optimistic that our community will learn how to adapt so that we can safely enjoy large indoor gatherings soon.  

Next steps: We will issue refunds to anyone who would like one. Please email Frank Carbajal at for a refund request.  If you already received a refund, please disregard this message. You will also have the option of keeping your ticket which will automatically roll over to next year. The date is to be determined, but we will communicate updates as soon as they are available. We hope to have the event in the fall of 2022. 

In closing, we would like to express our sympathy for those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic. We have been through some of the most difficult challenges in our lifetimes, but we will grow more resilient out of this. We are looking forward to seeing you all next year! 

With gratitude,

Frank Carbajal


We are honored to announce the 11th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit  (SVLLS), taking place on the new date, October 9, 2021. After 10 memorable years of hosting SVLLS at Stanford University, we have moved our event to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This new venue will allow us to accommodate additional participants in a setting that pays tribute to the tech origins of Silicon Valley. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view portions of the museum during breaks.

Our theme this year is Building a Culture of Leadership – It’s Time / Es Tiempo.” To transform Silicon Valley into a place where its leadership reflects the region’s demographic diversity, a culture of leadership must have inclusion as a core value. When all contributors feel empowered to seek mentorship, offer suggestions, and innovate solutions, organizations transform themselves and potentially their industries. Organizations that understand leadership as the characteristic of many instead of the few retain talent, attract new talent, and enhance their mission. At the summit, speakers and panelists will examine how they have experienced and built cultures of leadership, along with strategies for making inclusion a central value in organizational culture.

Agenda (note: we are currently confirming participation with all speakers and awardees due to the date change in accordance with COVID precautions)

8:00 Registration & Light Continental Breakfast

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

9:05 Opening Keynote: Dr. Jose Morey, Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Liberty BioSecurity, LLC

9:35 Sponsor Spotlight, Union Bank, Silver Sponsor

9:40 Networking Break

9:55 Sponsor Spotlight: Microsoft, Silver Sponsor

10:00 Morning Plenary: Defining Cultural Leadership

Moderator: Ivonne Valdes, Sales Vice President, Cloud & Service Provider Segment, Schneider Electric


Sophia Garcia, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Government Relations, Verizon

Joseph Gutierrez, Managing Director, Community Lending & Industry Relations, Union Bank

Lucy Mangas, FastTrack Ready Partner Global Growth & Delivery Principal – Director, Microsoft

11:10 Sponsor Spotlight: TBD

11:15 Sergio Munoz, Owner of Intelatin

11:35 Lunch & Networking

12:25 Non-Profit Spotlight: Valley Verde

12:30 Luncheon Discussion: Why Emerging Latino Leaders Will Define the Future

Moderator: Angel Chavez, CIMA, Senior Vice President, Corporate Client Director, Family Wealth Director, Morgan Stanley


Ana Gonzalez, Founder & CEO, Alturas Technology Services

Jesse Betancourt, Business Analyst, Sales Operations, Oracle

Franco Finn, Head of External Relations, Community Events & Engagement – California, Alaska Airlines

Ricardo Garcia, Audio Systems Architect Pixel Software, Google

1:15 Lifetime Leadership AwardRudy Beserra, Former Vice President, Latin Affairs, Coca-Cola Company

1:35 Visionary Leadership Award, Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Republica Havas

1:55 Coffee & Networking Break

2:10 Trailblazer Leadership Award, Monica Gil, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

2:30 SVLLS Young Latinx Scholars Recognition (Ivy League Project Salinas Valley Dream Academy Collaborative)

2:40 Sponsor Spotlight: TBD

2:45 Networking Break

3:00 Closing Keynote Speaker: Simon Silva, Creativity Crusader, Artist, Speaker & Author

3:30 Private Reception hosted by EsTiempo, LLC

Speakers and times are subject to change. Limited tickets are available

For sponsorship packages, please contact Frank Carbajal at, or 669-250-9848

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