Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents its Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet

30th Anniversary Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet 2019 “5G: The Why, The What, and The How”

Silicon Valley Engineering Council

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM (PST)

30th Anniversary Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Table of Ten (meals tbd) Ended $950.00 $19.95
Salmon 2d 13h 40m $120.00 $3.99
Grilled Veg/Tofu 2d 13h 40m $120.00 $3.99
Chicken 2d 13h 40m $120.00 $3.99
Special dinner instructions 2d 13h 40m $120.00 $3.99
Table of Ten (meals tbd) 2d 13h 40m $1,200.00 $19.95
Vendor Table w/ one dinner Feb 23, 2019 $299.00 $8.47
Blue Ribbon Sponsorship Feb 28, 2019 $1,000.00 $19.95
Bronze Sponsorship   more info Feb 28, 2019 $2,500.00 $19.95
Silver Sponsorship   more info Feb 28, 2019 $5,000.00 $19.95
Gold Sponsorship   more info Feb 28, 2019 $10,000.00 $19.95
Other Sponsorship of SVEC Programs Feb 28, 2019 Enter donation ($)

Share 30th Anniversary Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet 2019 “5G: The Why, The What, and The How”

Event Details

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents the 2019 Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet on Saturday February 23, 2019. The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their 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 recognizes local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology-- and for significant contributions to the community. Tickets are $95 through 2/11 and $120 thereafter.  Full tables accommodate 10 diners.

5:30 PM    Reception and No-Host Bar
6:30 PM    SVEC President’s Welcome
6:45 PM    Dinner with Friends
7:30 PM     Keynote 
“5G: The Why, The What, and The How”

by Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Center Group,
General Manager, Network Strategy and Programs, Intel Corp.

8:00 PM    2019 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees

Tsu-Jae King Liu
Dean of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Mark A. Pasquale
Vice President and General Manager, Special Programs
Lockheed Martin Space

 Meal choices are:
- Pan roasted chicken breast Goat cheese polenta, spring onions, wild mushrooms ragout
- Grilled salmon panzanella Roasted corn orzo and French beans
- Garden of Grilled Vegetables layered with grilled tofu, tomato fondue (vegan/gluten free)

Dinner includes Spring Mixed Greens dried cherries, apricots, sunflower seeds toasted almonds, radicchio, endive tarragon-mustard vinaigrette (vegan) plus wine, coffee, and international teas and dessert.

No walk ins please. Tickets can also be purchased by sending a check

“5G: The Why, The What, and The How”

Billions of devices and sensors will be coming online in the next several years, placing unprecedented demands on wireless networks. 5G networks and technologies must be built with capacity, latency, and scalability in mind. This is not just to support the growth in devices but also to address the need for faster, more reliable connectivity, rapid access to computing power and storage at the edge, and also the agility to provision new, diverse services for the consumer and enterprise. On the journey to a software defined, fully automated and intelligent network, Intel is partnering with industry leaders to supply cutting edge technology while building an ecosystem of providers that offer choice, optimized solutions and a quicker path to market.

Jeni Panhorst is Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of Network Strategy and Programs at Intel Corporation, leading a team of business and technical strategists, market intelligence analysts, product and technology planners, and program managers driving one of Intel’s fastest growing businesses. She has been with Intel since 1999, serving networking, communications, and embedded industries. Jeni previously served as Chief of Staff for the Network Platforms Group, Product Line Director for the Communications Infrastructure Division, Platform Solutions Architect, Platform Applications Engineer and Manager, and technical account owner for one of Intel’s largest customers. Jeni graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a minor in Artificial Intelligence. She represents Intel on the board of directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association. A strong advocate for causes in education and women in technology, Jeni serves in leadership roles for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Experience Matters, Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, National Charity League, and other diversity & inclusion initiatives and Arizona community organizations.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Tsu-Jae King Liu
Dean of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Tsu-Jae King Liu was born in Ithaca, NY and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1992 to 1996 she worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as a Member of Research Staff. In August 1996 she joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where she presently is the Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering. She is best known for the development of polycrystalline silicon-germanium thin film technology for applications in integrated circuits and microsystems, and for co-developing the three-dimensional “FinFET” transistor design that is used in all leading-edge microprocessor chips today.  Her awards include the DARPA Significant Technical Achievement Award (2000) for development of the FinFET, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2010) for contributions to nanoscale MOS transistors, memory devices, and MEMs devices, the Semiconductor Industry Association Outstanding Researcher Award (2014), and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Aristotle Award (2016).  She has authored or co-authored over 500 publications and holds over 90 patents.  Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE, an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation.

Mark A. Pasquale
Vice President and General Manager, Special Programs
Lockheed Martin Space

Mark A. Pasquale is the Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin Space Special Programs, where he leads execution and new capture pursuits for the division’s largest business. He manages a broad portfolio responsible for Profit and Loss of multiple large complex development programs, operations and maintenancecontracts and a variety of research and development pursuits. His portfolio is focused on delivering high-performance systems and innovative concepts for critical national security space applications. He isresponsible for advocacy within the legislative and executive branches for programs of record, policies related to the content of the business and the future direction of follow on architectures.
Previously, Mark served as vice president Engineering and Technology at Lockheed Martin Space. Responsible for 10,000 engineers, accountable for hardware and software engineering and technology strategy spanning numerous products, from mission systems, sensor systems and missile defense to human spaceflight and deep-space missions.  Previously, he served as the vice president, Supply Chain Management, responsible for $5 billion worth of Subcontracts. Prior, Mark was deputy to theMilitary Space Vice President and general manager. Responsible for national security space programsincluding GPS, early warning missile detection, military communications missions and the Mobile User Objective System. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1984. He serves on the San Jose State Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board. He is a recipient of the prestigious Lockheed Martin NOVA awardand the San Jose State University Department of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

Have questions about 30th Anniversary Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet 2019 “5G: The Why, The What, and The How”? Contact Silicon Valley Engineering Council

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM (PST)

  Add to my calendar


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: AFE, AIAA, AIChE, AISES, ASCE, ASME, ASMI, ASQ, EAA, EWB, IEEE-CPMT, IEEE-CS, IEEE-NANO, IEEE-SSC, IEEE-CS, INCOSE, ITU, ISQED, NATEA, SAE, SAMPE, SME, STC, SWE.  Our website is at


  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.