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September 12, 2016 11:00 ET

Silicon Valley's Churchill Club Announces the 2016 Churchills Honorees

Churchill Club Honors Individuals, Companies and Teams for Outstanding Leadership, Innovation, Collaboration and Contributions to the Greater Good

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier independent forum for innovation and economic growth, today announced the guests of honor for its sixth annual Churchills. Recipients of the annual Churchills are selected for excellence in leadership, innovation, collaboration and social good, and will share their insights at an event on Sept. 22 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The 2016 Honorees Are…

  • Legendary Leader: John Chambers, Cisco Systems
    For inspirational leadership and contributions to others' innovation and success
    Spirit of the award: "Couldn't have done it without you."
    In conversation with Geoffrey Moore.
  • Game Changer: Netflix
    For indispensable technology and business innovation
    Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back."
    Appearing on behalf of Netflix will be Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt, in conversation with Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital.
  • Magical Team: Amazon Echo Team
    For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product
    Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it."
    Appearing on behalf of the Amazon Echo Team will be Mike George and Toni Reid, in conversation with Tim O'Reilly, Founder & CEO at O'Reilly Media.
  • Global Benefactor: Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock Partners
    For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society
    Spirit of the award: "Thanks for thinking big."
    In conversation with Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board,; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
  • Most Valuable Organization: The All-In-One: Golden State Warriors
    For the rare organization that embodies all four areas of Churchills excellence.
    Spirit of the award: "You showed us a better way of leading, collaborating, giving and winning: the true meaning of strength in numbers."
    Appearing on behalf of the Golden State Warriors will be majority owner Joe Lacob, in conversation with Bob Fitzgerald, Sports Broadcaster at CSN Bay Area.

"In the breakneck pace of Silicon Valley's professional world, it's important to pause occasionally and reconnect with our inner goals and higher values," said Karen Tucker, CEO of the Churchill Club. "Each year, the Churchills program gives us a rare opportunity to be inspired by leaders and teams who were nominated by the community as shining examples of excellence."

Geoffrey Moore, renowned Silicon Valley advisor and author, will preside as master of ceremonies at the evening event, as honorees share their inspiring perspectives and stories.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. Registration and general reception
6:00 p.m. Banquet
7:00 p.m. Awards program

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA

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Event Sponsors

Sponsors of the 6th Annual Churchills include Shell, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, GE Digital, Consumer Technology Association, Silicon Valley Bank, and Avanade.

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About Churchill Club:
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum. The 7,000-member, 30-year-old, 501(c)(3) non-profit has earned its international reputation for dynamic, in-the-news programs where global business and thought leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate. The organization presents up to 40 programs each year in support of innovation, economic growth, and societal benefit, with an emphasis on actionable takeaways and insights.

Past speakers include founders and executives of major companies such as Google CEO Larry Page, former Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, former Shell CEO Peter Voser, Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Oracle Co-founder Larry Ellison; prominent investors such as John Doerr, Vinod Khosla, Roger McNamee, Marc Andreessen, and Ron Conway; and government and other leaders such as former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, filmmaker James Cameron, and Hollywood talent über-agent Ari Emanuel. Further information about Churchill Club can be found at

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