SOURCE: Churchill Club

September 19, 2013 14:45 ET

Silicon Valley's Churchill Club Presents "Changing the Game" and "The Churchills 2013"

Third Annual Day-Long Conference and Presentation of "The Churchills"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, today announced both their "Changing the Game" conference and, a Bay Area favorite, the "The Churchills 2013." On September 26th a day-long conference will begin with a series of thought-provoking expressions of power, from personal, to organizational, and more. The audience will hear from visionaries, who are changing the world, interact with organizations that are authoring the future, and power up a level with a range of power training workshops. 

That evening, the Churchill Awards will be presented to four inspiring honorees. The purpose of "The Churchills" is to inspire others by highlighting excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration and societal benefit.

Conference: Changing the Game 2013
Speakers will include:

  • Kare Anderson, Emmy Award-winning former journalist; Principal, Say It Better
  • Mandar Apte, GameChanger, Shell
  • Dave Blakely, Head, Technology Strategy Practice, IDEO
  • Sir Alan Collins, Non-executive Chairman, Nair & Co.
  • Kelly Decker, President, Decker Communications
  • George Gilder, Author, "Knowledge and Power"
  • Paul Saffo, Managing Director of Foresight, Discern Analytics
  • David Grove, President & CEO, ThinkFit
  • Elizabeth Harmetz, Director of Education, Vocal Awareness
  • Cory Johnson, Anchor & Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
  • Avery Lyford, Managing Director, Propell Solutions
  • Randy Otto, Winston Churchill Scholar and Performance Artist
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior in Stanford's Graduate School of Business; Author, "Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don't"
  • Jack Porter, Angel Investor and Eight-time Founder
  • Randy Haykin, Managing Director, Outlook Ventures & Faculty Member, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • Alison van Diggelen, Host, Fresh Dialogues
  • Laurie Yoler, SVP Business Development, Qualcomm; Founding Board Member, Tesla Motors

Special Event: Churchill Awards 2013
Honorees and speakers include:

  • Geoffrey Moore (Master of Ceremonies), Author, Speaker, Advisor
  • Tesla Motors (Game Changer Honoree), accepted by Diarmuid O'Connell, VP of Business and Corporate Development. Mr. O'Connell will be interviewed live at the event by Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
  • Marc Benioff (Global Benefactor Honoree), Chairman & CEO, Mr. Benioff will be interviewed live at the event by Geoffrey Moore.
  • NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Team (Magical Team Honoree), accepted by David Blake, Senior Staff Scientist, NASA Ames; and Jim Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory Project Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Blake and Mr. Erickson will be interviewed live at the event by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI.
  • Peter Diamandis (Legendary Leader Honoree), Chairman & CEO, XPRIZE; Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Director, Singularity University. Dr. Diamandis will be interviewed live at the event by Paul Saffo, Managing Director of Foresight, Discern Analytics. 

Event Schedules:
Changing the Game Conference 2013

  • Conference registration and continental breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  • Conference program: 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch & Authoring the Future Room opens: 12:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail reception: 4:30 p.m.

Churchill Awards 2013

  • Awards registration & reception: 5:30 p.m.
  • Banquet: 6:00 p.m.
  • Awards program & ceremony: 7:00 p.m.
  • Program concludes: 8:45 p.m.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

To register for the conference or for more detail on the schedule, please visit

To register for the awards ceremony or for more detail on the schedule, please visit

Event Sponsors
Major sponsors of the September 26th events include Shell, Bloomberg Businessweek, Accenture, Nair & Co., and Silicon Valley Bank.

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About Churchill Club:

Churchill Club is Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum. The 7,000-member, 27-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. A broad range of technology and opportunity-related topics are explored on Churchill Club's stage, including education, energy, healthcare, transportation, and much more.

Past speakers include founders and executives of major companies such as Google CEO Larry Page, Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Shell CEO Peter Voser, Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Oracle CEO 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.

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