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September 17, 2015 13:05 ET

Silicon Valley's Churchill Club Reveals Winners of the 5th Annual Churchills

Recognizing Individuals, Companies and Teams to Promote Excellence and Positive Action

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2015) - Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, announces the winners of its fifth annual "Churchills" awards, recognizing excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration, and social benefit.

Honorees will share their perspectives and insights at a special event on Sept. 24 in Redwood City, Calif.

Winners were selected by the Churchill Club Academy, a group of over 700 innovation community members made up of industry leaders and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, students, faculty, and members of the press.

The honorees are...

LEGENDARY LEADER: ANDY GROVE, Former Chairman and CEO, Intel. Participating with Mr. Grove will be Ben Horowitz, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz.
Legendary Leader citation: For inspirational leadership & contributions to others' innovation & success.
Award spirit: "Couldn't have done it without you."

MAGICAL TEAM: PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS. Accepting on behalf of the team will be Ed Catmull, president, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Participating with Mr. Catmull will be Geoffrey Moore.
Magical Team citation: For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product or service. 
Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it"

GAME CHANGER: LINKEDIN. Accepting on behalf of LinkedIn will be Allen Blue, Co-founder, LinkedIn.
Game Changer citation: For indispensable technology and business innovation.
Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back."

Global Benefactor citation: For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society.
Spirit of award: "Thanks for thinking big."

"By highlighting exemplary achievements we hope to inspire others to create new paths for positive change in our world by taking action themselves," said Karen Tucker, CEO of the Churchill Club.

Geoffrey Moore, legendary Silicon Valley advisor and author, will preside as master of ceremonies.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. Registration and general reception
6:00 p.m. Banquet
7:00-8:45 p.m. Awards program

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Grand Ballroom
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

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Sponsors and partners of the 5th Annual Churchills include Shell, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, ThoughtWorks, GlobalLogic, and Silicon Valley Bank.

About Churchill Club:
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum. The 7,500-member, 29-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, 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 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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