Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

Since Fall 2002, the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has hosted the Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium (SVLS). The Symposium hosts industry and technology leaders to talk about business and technology trends. It also features prominent leaders who discuss broader societal and political issues that shape our life and society.

For more information contact Dr. Ahmed Hambaba, Associate Dean of Graduate & Extended Studies, College of Engineering: ahmed.hambaba@sjsu.edu

The symposia takes place every Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the Engineering building auditorium, ENG 189.

  • Wiliam Ruh

    Feb. 5

    William Ruh


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    Vice President, Global Software Center, GE Software

  • Kurt Doelling

    Feb. 12

    Kurt Doelling


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    Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
    Oracle Corporation

  • Justin Rattner

    Mar. 05

    Justin Rattner

    President, Intel Foundation
    Corporate Vice President, Intel Corporation
    Intel Senior Fellow

  • Kevin Kennedy

    Mar. 12

    Kevin Kennedy

    President and CEO, Avaya Inc.

  • Sara Kenkare-Mitra

    Apr. 2

    Sara Kenkare-Mitra

    Senior Vice President, Genentech Research and Early Development

  • Saeed Amidi

    Apr. 9

    Saeed Amidi

    Founder and CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center

  • Jeremy King

    Apr. 16

    Jeremy King

    CTO and SVP, Global eCommerce, Walmart

  • Kamran Elahian

    Apr. 23

    Kamran Elahian

    Chairman and Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners

  • Michael Schroepfer

    Apr. 30

    Michael Schroepfer

    Chief Technology Officer, Facebook