On the evening of September 26th, the Churchill Club will present THE CHURCHILLS, an annual event that draws inspiration from extraordinary people, companies and teams within four themes: innovation, leadership, collaboration, and social benefit
By highlighting excellence in these four key areas, the aim of THE CHURCHILLS is to inspire others to positive action.
Each inspirer will be present at the event to share with the audience their perspectives and insights around the theme for which they rose to the top each year, in conversation with an interviewer of their choosing.
Legendary Silicon Valley author, speaker and advisor Geoffrey Moore will act as master of ceremonies. Honorees will accept the awards and will be interviewed by a very special guest.
The areas of excellence are:
Game Changer: For indispensable technology and business innovation (company)
Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back"
The 2013 Game Changer Award is presented to: TESLA MOTORS.
Accepting on behalf of Tesla Motors: Diarmuid O’Connell, VP of Business and Corporate Development. Mr. O'Connell will participate in an interview with Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Global Benefactor: For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society (individual)
Spirit of the award: "Thanks for thinking big"
The 2013 Global Benefactor Award is presented to: MARC BENIOFF, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce.com.
Mr. Benioff will participate in an interview with Geoffrey Moore.
Magical Team: For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product (team)
Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it"
The 2013 Magical Team Award is presented to: NASA MARS ROVER CURIOSITY TEAM.
Accepting on behalf of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Team: David Blake, Principal Investigator, CheMin Instrument on Mars Science Lab, and Jim Erickson, Mars Science Lab, Project Manager, NASA JPL.
Mr. Blake and Mr. Erickson will participate in an interview with Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute.
Legendary Leader: For inspirational leadership and contributions to others' innovation and
Spirit of the award: "Couldn't have done it without you"
The 2013 Legendary Leader Award is presented to: PETER DIAMANDIS, Chairman & CEO, XPRIZE; Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Singularity University.
Dr. Diamandis will participate in an interview with Paul Saffo, Managing Director of Foresight, Discern Analytics
Selection Process for THE CHURCHILLS
Nominations were submitted by the Churchill Club Academy, a group of over 500 distinguished business and technology executives and professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, academics, and members of the press. The Academy first submitted nominations, then placed their votes for the most inspiring companies and individuals this year. An internal selection committee reviewed the votes and confirmed the top nominees.
Sponsorships and Tables For details and availability, contact Marcia Loggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.979.5126.
Game Changer Presenting Award Sponsor:
Global Benefactor Presenting Award Sponsor:
Magical Team Presenting Award Sponsor:
Airfoil Group, Fenwick & West, First Republic Bank, Kenandy, Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office, NetLine, Salesforce.com, SAP, Studio 22 Design
|Filiberto Rodriguez, Churchill Club Award Designer|
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum. The 7,000-member, 26-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, 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 government 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 www.churchillclub.org.