2010 Summit

The 2010 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit is presented by Es Tiempo, LLC., and Hispanic-Net.  The Leadership Summit will bring together 150 business, government, educators, industry leaders, as well as group of selected MBA, and undergraduate students, for a one-day conference at Quadrus Center on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.  The Conference is designed to inspire and develop innovative change for future Latino generations with insights and knowledge to compete in today’s world with social, political, and economic transformation.

The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit is an inaugural event.  Please contact Frank Carbajal at (408) 406-9672 of frank@estiempo.com for more information.


Registration & Coffee: 9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks: 9:30 – 9:45 am
The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit brings together Latino business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, thought leaders, prominent educators and business students to share their experiences and successes in today’s challenging world. Unlike other Latino-specific business events which can be celebratory in nature, the dynamic panelists and speakers at this summit will teach you how to raise capital, demonstrate how to be a successful entrepreneur and a transformational business leader.

Frank Carbajal, Founder, Es Tiempo, LLC.

Michael Lopez, President, Hispanic-Net

Keynote Address:  9:45 – 10:30 am

Topic: Latino leadership / civic engagement

Honorable, Rafael Anchia, Texas House of Representatives, District 103

Rep. Anchía maintains a genuine passion for helping people and true empathy for their struggles and aspirations. These qualities are a byproduct of his family background, varied professional training and numerous public, civic and volunteer commitments. During his service in the Legislature, Rep. Anchía has worked on legislation to fight crime, improve public safety, protect our environment and improve health coverage for women and children.

Plenary Session: 10:30 – 12:15 pm

Influential Latino leaders will share their insight and strategies on how to transform the economic and social landscape for Latinos.  In this panel, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, thought leaders and academics gather to explore the sustained growth of Latinos in the corporate world and discuss the importance of developing measureable goals from 2010-2020 in education which will ultimately benefit transformational change for the Latino future.

Dick Gonzales, Principal/Owner, AlphaGraphics, San Ramon, Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources for North America, Safeway, Inc.

Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software

Miriam Rivera, Co-Founding Partner, Ulu Ventures, Former Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Google, Inc.

Eduardo Rallo, Managing Partner, Pacific Community Management, (PCV)

Dr. Federico Subervi, Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University San Marcos

Moderator: Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Founder, Gracefully Global

Luncheon: 12:10 – 1:10

Building Latino transformational change through political, social and economic growth

Margarita Quihuis, Chairman, Hispanic-Net

A social entrepreneur and mentor capitalist, Margarita Quihuis’s career has focused on innovation, access to capital and entrepreneurship. Her accomplishments include directorship of Astia (formerly known as the Women’s Technology Cluster) where her portfolio companies raised $67 million in venture funding, seed stage venture capitalist, Reuters Fellow at Stanford and Chairman and President of Hispanic-Net

Break: 1:10 – 1:30

Book Browsing & Signing

Afternoon Workshops: 1:30 – 3:00

Workshop 1: The Current State of Latino Leadership in Corporate America by Dr. Robert Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez will present on the current state of Latino leadership in corporate America. The discussion will be based on Latino executives and business challenges regarding their Latino talent management initiatives.  Dr. Rodriguez serves as the catalyst for discovering new solutions for tapping into the Latino talent pool and consumer market.  Robert’s sessions will be engaging, high-energy and focused on practical solutions for the direction Latino Leadership in Corporate America.

Workshop 2: Empowering Images in Media and Politics by Dr. Federico Subervi

Dr. Subevri will review what many already know: the few and negatively stereotyped images of Latinos in the media.  But more than just point out the limitations of the Latino portrayals, Subervi will offer guidelines that will be valuable for Latino leaders to keep in mind in our efforts to enhance Latinos’ participation and acculturation in American society.  Contributing to developing and disseminating empowering Latino images in media and politics should be, if not the first agenda item for Hispanic leaders and organizations, it should be the second goal—one that is certain to benefit Latino leaders, organization, and our communities at large.

Closing Remarks & Evaluation: 3:00 – 3:15

Michael Lopez, President, Hispanic-Net

Networking & Book Signing:  3:15- 4:00

For more information about the summit, please contact: Frank Carbajal,frank@estiempo.com, or 408-406-9672


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