2016 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit

Image provided courtesy of http://svlls.com.

Image provided courtesy of http://svlls.com.

Save the date for the 2016 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305. The Leadership Summit brings together leaders in business, government, education, and industry, plus selected MBA students, for a one-day conference at the Stanford Faculty Club at Stanford University. Attendees learn first hand from successful entrepreneurs, executives and political leaders what it takes to survive and succeed in today’s world. The summit is designed to inspire and suggest innovative changes needed for future Latino generations to succeed.


9:00       Welcome –Frank Carbajal, Founder, EsTiempo, LLC and SVLLS

9:05       Opening keynote “Optimizing the Diversity Pipeline

Laura Gomez, Founder and CEO Atipica

9:35       Sponsor Spotlight

9:45       Networking Break

10:00     Morning Panel -EsTiempo Nation Start-Up Pitch

Moderator: Alberto Yepez, Chairman, Hispanic IT Executive Council, Managing Director, Trident Capital


Sergio Monsalve, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Manny Fernandez, Co-Founder & CEO, DreamFunded

John De Luna, President & CEO, DeLuna Patrners

Clay Deanhardt, Entrepreneurial Attorney at Deanhardt Law

Michael Torres, CEO, Adelante Capital, LLC


Evrybit, is a mobile-first live storytelling app.

Phone2action, supplies advocacy and civic engagement tools that connect constituents with their elected officials.

Quesee, is a mobile platform that enables users to share solutions relevant to them and their community.

Sabio, cultivates and nurtures exceptional tech talent.

Smiley GO, is a data-driven philanthropy platform.

11:10     Sponsor Spotlight

11:20     Lunch & Networking

12:20     Luncheon speaker: “Advancing the Latino Talent Agenda in Corporate America”

Dr. Robert Rodriguez, President, DRR Advisors

12:50     Trailblazer Award Presentation-Monica Lozano, Chair, Latinos in Society Institute, Aspen Institute

1:10       Coffee & Networking Break

1:25       Pioneer Award Presentation-Tim Campos, Chief Information Officer, Facebook

1:45       Sponsor Spotlight

1:55       Visionary Award Presentation –Fidel Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

2:15       Afternoon Networking Break

2:30       Afternoon Plenary “Diversity in the Workplace”

Moderator: Myrna Soto, Corporate Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Corporation


Judith Sanchez, Physician, Gardner Family Health Newtork

Gustavo Miguel, Co-Founder, CEO, PocketGM

Maria Medrano, Global Inclusion & at Cisco Systems

Elba Linscott, Offering Program Manager, Mobile Apps

3:45       Young Latina Project Certificate Presentation

4:00       Closing Keynote: “Empowering the Latino Community through Financial Responsibility”

Edrizio De La Cruz, Co-Founder, Grupo Regalii

4:30       Private Wine Reception hosted by Hispanic-Net

5:30       End

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/1S0z4NL