Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM PDT
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Nancy Easterbrook 
Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange 

Crisis = Opportunity. What Public Company CEOs Need From Their Boards Right Now 

2023 is filled with significant business challenges as well as new evolving opportunities in the Silicon Valley.  This session welcomes two former public companies CEOs who will be sharing their perspectives on how boards of directors can provide real help to their CEOs during times of economic change and uncertainty. The format is an interactive session between CEOs Joe Burton (Telesign, Poly) and Moshe Gavrielov (Xilinx) and our community of active board members at SVDX. This session will be conducted in person at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati at their Palo Alto Offices.


Joe Burton

Joe Bur­ton is cur­rent­ly CEO of Tele­sign. He is the for­mer CEO of Poly. Mr. Burton is a trans­for­ma­tion­al leader in the high tech are­na, with rec­og­nized exper­tise in net­work­ing, uni­fied com­mu­ni­ca­tions, big data/analytics/machine learn­ing, con­sumer elec­tron­ics, SaaS, and IOT. A rec­og­nized Glob­al trans­for­ma­tion­al change exec­u­tive, he has led pub­lic and pri­vate multi­bil­lion-dol­lar orga­ni­za­tions in dri­ving new prod­uct port­fo­lios, go-to-mar­ket strate­gies, and inno­v­a­tive busi­ness mod­els. Mr. Burton is currently a board mem­ber at AVI-SPL.

Moshe Gavrielov

Moshe Gavrielov is former President, CEO & Director at Xilinx, Inc.  Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Gavrielov served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the fast-growing verification division at Cadence Design Systems. Before that, he spent several years as CEO of Verisity, Ltd. Mr. Gavrielov is currently a member of the board of directors at TSMC, SiMa.ai, and Foretellix.


Mark Lonergan, moderator

Mark Lonergan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lonergan Partners. He specializes in CEO and Board placements in technology companies. Since 1992, Mark has conducted over 500 technology company CEO, Board, and senior executive assignments.