2012 Summit

The third annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit is presented by Es Tiempo, LLC., Hispanic-Net and Gracefully Global. SVLLS will bring together 250 leaders in business, government, education, and diverse industries throughout the United States, plus selected MBA students, for a one-day conference at the Stanford Faculty Club at Stanford University.

Attendees will learn first hand from successful entrepreneurs, executives and political leaders to know what it takes to succeed in today’s economy. The summit is designed to inspire and suggest innovative changes needed for future Latino generations to succeed.

In addition to our oustanding keynote speakers and panelists, this year we are excited to announce that Emanuel Pleitez,consultant at McKinsey & Company and Chair for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation will lead and facilitate an inspirational hands-on leadership training which will be sure to please all.  We are also honored to annouce that Dr. Jerry Porras is the recipient of the 2011 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement. Congratulations Dr. Porras!

Thanks to your support, last year’s conference was an outstanding success!  We listened to your valuable feedback and have incorporated several improvements from facility logistics to continuing to build SVLLS to suit the needs of those in academia and the private sector. As always, we have allowed various networking opportunities throughout the summit. This is your chance to talk to top executives and prominent academic leaders to make those contacts you have been waiting for. You will not want to miss this event. Register early – last year’s event sold out.



8:30 am- Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcoming Remarks

Frank Carbajal, Founder, Es Tiempo, LLC and author of Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for Future Generations and El Futuro Latino

9:15 -Morning Keynote, “Latino Leadership: From New Immigrant to Creating a Better Future for all Latinos”

Jose Antonio Tijerino –President & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

10:05 -Sponsor Spotlight

10:10- First Networking Break

10:30 – Morning Plenary: Finance and Leadership are Key Ingredients to Success in Today’s marketplace.

Facilitator:  Moises V. “Moe” Vela Jr., Partner, Holland & Knight


  • Angel V. Chavez, Second Vice President, Senior Investment Management Specialist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC., Board Member Latino Community Foundation
  • Arturo Lewin, Owner of Art Lewin & Co. Executive Clothiers and Chairman of Professional Business Network, Beverly Hills, California
  • Alex Mendez, Founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures
  • Ebetuel (Beto) Pallares, Co-founder of Cottonwood Capital Partners
  • Tony Quintero, .Chairman, National Financial Services Consortium LLC
  • Jorge Luis Titinger, Former, Chief Executive Office for Verigy

11:45- Daniel Zacapa of ABC the River, will preview short trailer of Film:

Street Honor Q&A

12:00  Lunch

12:15 – Luncheon Session: “30 Day Goal Setting, Learn effective strategies of 30 day leadership training”

Emanuel Pleitez – Consultant, McKinsey & Company and Chiar of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

30 day goal setting workshop utilizes a framework, which enhances execution of goals through inclusion of near-term rewards and group accountability to make you more effective at accomplishing your goals.

1:15 – Afternoon Plenary: “Latinas Breaking Glass Ceilings and Defining Leadership in the United States”.

Facilitator: Edgar Quiroz, Director of National Workforce Diversity, Kaiser Permanente


2:15 – Sponsor Spotlight

2:30 – Author Spotlight: Alicia Morga, “Working & Book Browsing, Create iPhone Apps that Rock: A Guide for Non-Technical Folks (Kindle Edition)” &

Isabel Valdes, Author “Win the Hispanic Market Strategic for Business Growth.”

3:00 – Afternoon Networking Break and Book Browsing

3:30 -2012 SVLLS Award for Lifetime Achievement for recipient Dr. Jerry Porras,Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, Stanford University School of Business and co-author of Built to Last, Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.

3:30 – Emanuel Pleitez, Resource Sharing Exercise, Learn Effective Strategies

4:15 -Closing keynote: Alicia Aguirre, First Latina/Latino Mayor in the history of Redwood City

4:30 – Afternoon Networking

5:00 – Adjorn


For additional information, including speaker bios, please visit the Es Tiempo website.

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