2015 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast Featuring Google Exec - Kirk Perry
- Religion & Spirituality
- Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Santa Clara CA
Pat Gelsinger is CEO of VMware, a $4.6 billion technology company headquartered in Palo Alto. Pat’s career began in 1979 at the age of 18 when he was recruited by Intel from a two-year technical school in Pennsylvania. He joined the company as a technician in quality assurance and quickly advanced. While working full-time, he used Intel’s college tuition reimbursement program to complete his BSEE at Santa Clara and went on to Stanford where he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science. At age 31, he was appointed the company’s youngest Vice President and a few years later its first Chief Technology Officer. At Intel he worked on the 8088, the 80186 and 80286 processors, became one of the critical engineers on the 80386 and was architect and design manager on the 80486 which provided the processing power needed for the personal computer revolution through the 1980s into the 1990s. He went on to leadership roles on almost every Intel processor team , including the 486DX2, Pentium, PentiumPro, Pentium II, III, IV and Nahalem. In total Gelsinger worked at Intel as a top executive for 30 years. In 2010, he was recruited to work as the Chief Operating Officer at EMC located in the Boston Area. And in the fall of 2012 he came back to Silicon Valley to join VMware as its CEO. Gelsinger is married and the father of four children. He has written two books. His most recent is: The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work
President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Reggie is a Yale Law School graduate. Her spiritual journey has taken her from atheist to follower of Christ. She founded and leads Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. Reggie also led the international effort to free blind activist Chen Guangcheng. An acclaimed international expert on China’s One Child Policy, Reggie has testified six times at the United States Congress, three times at the European Parliament, and has presented at the British, Irish and Canadian Parliaments as well. In addition, Reggie has briefed officials at the White House, the United States Department of State, the United Nations and the Vatican. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including CNN, C-SPAN and the BBC, and has issued several groundbreaking reports that are included in the Congressional Record. Reggie has spoken at the Harvard and Stanford law schools, the Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities, The Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Institute, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and the Victims of Communism Memorial Commemoration. Reggie has appeared thirteen times on Voice of America, the official U.S. broadcast into China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.