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Frost & Sullivan

August 10, 2011 09:43 ET

The Legends of Silicon Valley Forum Debuts at Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2011 Congress

Silicon Valley's Visionaries, Innovators and Leaders Discuss Where the Valley Came From and Where It's Going

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan announced today its inaugural launch of The Legends of Silicon Valley Forum, at this year's GIL 2011: Silicon Valley, taking place Sept. 11 - 14 at the Fairmont San Jose in San Jose, CA.

The Frost & Sullivan Institute (a registered 501-(c) 3 non-profit) in cooperation with The Computer History Museum, has brought together a panel of Silicon Valley pioneers for a provocative and interactive discussion promising to be an eyebrow-raising lively debate exploring key insights and best practices that are driving today's key stake holders including: social media, green technologies, cloud computing and transcendent management issues like innovation and retention of talent.

Mike Malone, author and journalist and with ABC News Online will be facilitating the panel, which includes: C. Richard Kramlich, Chairman & Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA); Bill Davidow, author, engineer, marketing executive, and venture capitalist, as well as a former Intel executive; Stratton Sclavos, former Chairman and CEO for VeriSign; and Federico Faggin, the 2010 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient and inventor of the first microprocessor for Intel, among others still to be named.

"These individuals represent some of the most innovative minds of our time. The forum will become an annual GIL Silicon Valley tradition, an initiative we are confident will be among the most notable of insights presented by today's top executives seeking to accelerate growth and inspire innovation," explains Frost & Sullivan's Vice President of Growth, Innovation and Leadership, Brian Denker.

"The Institute and its support partners that comprise our Strategic Partnership Consortium, along with the various visionaries, innovators and leaders such as our Legends panelists, provide senior executives with the necessary tools, strategies and resources which enable organizations to effectively leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges," said David Frigstad, Frost & Sullivan Chaiman.

GIL 2011: Silicon Valley- The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership networks some of today's greatest visionaries, innovators and leaders in order to share their best practices, engage one another in candid discussions on how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.

For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about partnering with The Frost & Sullivan Institute or for information on speaker, sponsorship and media opportunities for GIL 2011: Silicon Valley or GIL Global, please e-mail Brian Denker, Vice President -Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL),

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