Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM PDT
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Stanford Park Hotel 
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Nancy Easterbrook 
Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange 

Silicon Valley over the Next 10 Years – What a Board Member Needs to Know 


Please join us for the first SVDX in-person event in over two years! We are pleased to present a special session with an esteemed panel who will talk about Silicon Valley - where we have been and where we are headed.  What will Silicon Valley look like over the next ten years and what does a board member need to consider as we look to the future? What will the next decade bring and what should board members consider in 2032?  There is limited capacity for this in-person meeting, so save your spot now!

7:00am - 7:30am Arrival and Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am Program

Please note that this event is subject to change pending the county's COVID restrictions and mandates. Currently there are no mask or vaccination requirements at the Stanford Park Hotel and the session will take place in an indoor conference room. 


Jack Lazar

Jack is a public and private company CFO, GM and Corporate Development executive with experience managing Operations, Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Business Development, HR, Legal, Sales Operations, Program Management and IT functions. He completed three IPOs and been the CFO at 4 public companies and 1 private company (that was eventually sold). He was also a board member and advisor for two companies while completing their IPOs. Jack raised over $4 billion in financings and executed ~$15 billion in M&A transactions. He has experience in multinational operations (Asia and Europe) and profitably growing companies from the start up phase to over $1 billion in revenue, and has also implemented global ERP systems, SOX infrastructure and integrated multiple acquisitions. He is currently a board member at 4 public companies where he serves as either a member or chair of a variety of committees. He has sold several public companies at significant premiums in public to public M&A transactions and currently serves on the Santa Clara University Finance and Advisory Boards.

Michelle K. Lee

Michelle is a technology executive, board member, former CEO of a $3.4 billion organization, digital transformation strategist, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab-trained computer scientist, Silicon Valley veteran experienced in scaling fast-growing companies with disruptive technologies, and top intellectual property expert. She is a leader with experience at the highest levels in technology, law, business and government who spent most of her career building and advising some of the country’s most innovative companies. Ms. Lee was previously Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, being the first woman to serve as Director in the country’s 220+ year history, and is an advocate for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, math and computers. She was also Vice President of Amazon Web Services Machine Learning Solutions Lab. Ms. Lee also serves as a independent director public and private company boards including Unity, MassMutual, Callisto Media, alarm.com, and Nauto, Inc.

Paul Saffo

Paul is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster who studies the dynamics of large-scale, long-term technological change. He teaches at Stanford where he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering and is Chair of Future Studies at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.

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.