Saint Mary’s College Executive Speaker Series: Are you prepared for tomorrow’s leadership roles?
Successful leaders are passionate motivators, strong communicators, diligent and energetic mentors. Becoming a leader does not happen by good fortune: it takes preparation, discipline, and the ability to adapt and learn in the ever-changing global business environment.
With markets such as China, India and Brazil continuing to surge, today's business leaders must focus on global thinking and developing a clear understanding of a multicultural workforce. Business leaders need to address customer concerns while pushing product creation and relentless innovation. Having a large network of viable people, business options and entrepreneurial know-how is the key to success in today's business world.
Join an enlightening panel of successful global business leaders who will be imparting their wisdom, insight and experience as leaders of global business initiatives through interactive debate and insightful discussion.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
5:30 p.m.- Check-in/Registration
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Networking
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (right next door to the Network Meeting Center)
5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Free for Current Students | $25 for SMC Alumni | $30 for Friends of SMC
Atul Bhatnagar - President and Chief Executive Officer, Ixia. From 1985 until 2000, Bhatnagar worked for Hewlett-Packard Company, holding various Senior Management positions. In HP, he served as General Manager of OpenView Telecom Network Management team. Lesson imbibed in HP gave him a sound foundation for progressive people and business management. In May 2000, he became the Vice President of Advanced Products at Alteon WebSystems. From 2002 to 2006, he served as General Manager of the Enterprise Data Network division of Nortel bringing in about $1B revenue to the company. Bhatnagar is a passionate coach for emerging leaders and encourages innovation, compassion and global approach to accelerating business.
Moshe Gavrielov - President and Chief Executive Officer, Xilinx, Inc. Gavrielov has extensive experience with software and semiconductor companies, and has held various executive management and engineering positions for over 30 years. He began his career in engineering and engineering management for National Semiconductor and Digital Equipment. He held various executive management positions at LSI Logic Corp over the course of ten years, culminating in his role as the Executive VP of the products group, which at the time comprised of a $1.3B business. As President & CEO, he helped Verisity, Ltd. grow from a $4 million start-up to a $70 million-per-year company, and took it public in 2001. He sold the company to Cadence in 2005 and served as the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the fast growing Verification Division. As President of CEO of Xilinx, Inc. since January 2008, Gavrielov is responsible for maintaining the company’s rapid growth driven by it’s indisputable technology leadership at 28nm.
Jerry Kennelly - President, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Riverbed Technology, Inc. From 1980 to 1988, Kennelly worked for Hewlett-Packard Company as worldwide sales and marketing controller for the Tandem Computers Division. Following that job, he became the finance director for U.S. Operations at Oracle Corp. He has also held various senior financial and operational positions for Sybase, Inc. He worked with Inktomi as the executive vice president, chief financial officer, and secretary. Finally, he joined Riverbed in May 2002, where he has been successful in developing faster enterprise applications over global corporate networks. Kennelly has carried Riverbed from its start-up to $800 million sales.
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