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SVEC 2010 Engineers Week Banquet: Keynote on High Speed Rail in California

Silicon Valley Engineering Council

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 4:30 PM (PST)

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French Breast of Chicken topped with Apple and Brie, Mashed Sweet Potatoes Ended $85.00 $3.12
Roasted Vegetable Terrine with Truffle Risotto & Pesto Cream Ended $85.00 $3.12
Grilled Hanger Steak with Fingerling Potatoes, Braised Kale Ended $85.00 $3.12
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Vendor Table at Reception w/ one dinner Ended $300.00 $8.49

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Event Details

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents its 2010 Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday, February 18, 2010. The SVEC will honor several outstanding individuals for their remarkable contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker and award several scholarships for academic excellence. The Hall of Fame ceremony will recognize local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology-- and for significant contributions to the community.

No walk ins!  Dinner includes a fresh green salad, seasonal vegetables, dessert, coffee, and international teas plus the entree of your choice.

4:30 PM    Registration begins

5:00 PM    Reception and No-Host Bar

6:30 PM    SVEC President’s Welcome

6:45 PM    Dinner with Friends

Keynote Speakers

Robert Doty

Peninsula Rail Program Director

Mr. Timothy Cobb

SF to SJ Segment Project Manager

"California High Speed Rail"

Hall of Fame Inductees

Dr. Alan M. Title

"Inventor of variation on the Michelson Interferometer"

Director, Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Mr. Richard J. Elkus, Jr.

"Author of Winner Take All: How Competitiveness Shapes the Fate of Nations"

CEO and Co-Chairman, Voyan Technology

Mr. Richard Elkus has been intimately connected with the evolution of Silicon Valley.  He has integrated his career as an executive and entrepreneur with organizations involved in national and international policy development.  His contributions mainly relate to the technological and economic competitiveness of the U.S. 

He was one of the original investors in Voyan Technology, serving as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and then CEO.  He also serves on the Boards of KLA-Tencor and Lam Research as well as SOPRA, SA in France. 

Previously, he was Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Prometrix Corporation, which revolutionized the concept of computerized wafer mapping that is now fundamental to the analysis of wafer development and production in the semiconductor manufacturing process.  Prometrix merged with Tencor and later with KLA, becoming KLA-Tencor.  From 1985 to 1992, Mr. Elkus was Director and Chairman of Integrated Systems, Inc., a large provider of real-time CAE and CASE operating systems and embedded CAE and CASE software systems. 

He was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Geometrics, which became the world’s largest independent manufacturer of magnetometers and spectrometers for the geophysical survey and analysis markets.  He spent his first 10 professional years at Ampex Corporation, serving as Production Control Manager, General Manager of the Educational and Industrial Products Division, Assistant to the President, and member of the Operations Board.  He wrote the original product plan and headed the team that introduced the VCR in September 1970.


Dr. Alan M. Title was born in Los Angeles and went to local schools and attended UCLA as an undergraduate.  After graduating with a degree in Mathematics he attended Columbia University in NYC for a year and then transferred to the Caifornia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1966 with a PhD in Physics.  Upon graduation he was a National Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA.  After a year he became a Research Fellow at Harvard University where he was responsible for the development of the optical solar telescopes on Skylab.  Dr. Title joined Lockheed in 1971 to take over the direction of its Solar Obervatory.  Except for 6 months in 1989 where he was a visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany and 6 months in 1993 where he was a visiting Professor at Tokyo University, Japan, he has remained at Lockheed Martin as leader of the solar group.  In 1994 Professor Phillip Scherer and Dr. Title formed the Stanford-Lockheed Institute for Space Research. 

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When & Where

Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 4:30 PM (PST)

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Silicon Valley Engineering Council

The Alliance for Engineering Leaders in Silicon Valley, SVEC is dedicated, through a network of volunteers and local engineering societies, to meeting the needs of the engineers of today and of tomorrow. Member organizations include: AIChE, ASCE, ASME, ASMI, AUVSI, EAASV, IEEE-CPMT, IEEE-CS, IEEE-SSC, INCOSE, SAE, SAMPE, SBAY, SCVSEFA, SME, STC, SWE


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