Silicon Valley Global Awards 2017

Event Headliners

Frances Fitzgerald is deputy prime minister and Tánaiste of Ireland. She was appointed on the 6th May 2016.

She served as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Minister for Justice and Equality in the last Government.

As an experienced national politician, Frances has both the knowledge and experience to best represent the people of Dublin Mid-West at national level.


Shane Wall is the CTO of HP. With 26 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar technology businesses, he has proven success in startups and large high growth businesses. He has overseen major P&L’s, corporate and technology strategy- proving integral to developing outstanding products and leading business & engineering teams.


Dr. Craig R Barrett, Ph.D., was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Intel Corporation from 1998 to 2005 and May 18, 2005 until May 20, 2009 respectively. Dr. Barrett served as Chief Executive Officer of Intel at Sustainable Performance Group AG. He served for over 12 years as Intel's COO where he developed their industry-leading manufacturing process in over 32 countries. Dr. Barrett attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1957 to 1964 and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science.


Cory Johnson covers technology, innovation and the future of business throughout the day on Bloomberg Television. He also anchors Bloomberg Markets on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar. Johnson provides in-depth coverage of Internet companies, social media, cloud computing and other developments in technology, media and entertainment. Prior to joining Bloomberg in October 2010, Johnson was a hedge fund manager and private investor. As a portfolio manager at Kingsford Capital Management and Cannell Capital LLC, he focused on value investing, short selling, forensic accounting and covering neglected equities in technology, industrials, oil and gas and other sectors.

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Pat O'Shea is the 15th President of University College Cork. He previously served at the University of Maryland in the US  for nearly two decades. During his five years as VP for Research, he played a leading role in the founding of several major research centers on campus and oversaw the growth of the research enterprise to a record $550M. He is a tireless advocate for the STEM and arts and humanities disciplines.  He holds a B.S from UCC and M.S and Ph.D degrees from UMD, all in physics.


2017 SV50 Honorees

Lorraine Twohill
Head of Marketing, Google

Margaret Burgraff
Vice President, Intel Corporation

Monique Meche  
Vice President, Amazon

Sarah Friar  
CFO, Square

Eddie O'Brien
Global Channel Chief, Dropbox

Katie McMahon
Vice President & GM, SoundHound Inc.

Patrick Collison
Co-Founder, CEO, Stripe

Matt Bradley
SVP, Development, Oracle

Kieran Hannon
CMO, Belkin International

Mike Flanagan
SVP of Analytics, SAP

Sean Cunningham
Managing Partner, Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Dan Kiely
Founder & CEO, Voxpro

Ann B. Kelleher
Corporate Vice President,  General Manager, Intel

Bill Shaughnessy
Advisor, Investor, Board member

Eoghan McCabe
CEO, Intercom

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John Herlihy
VP & MD, EMEA, LinkedIn

Niamh Pellegrini, 
President and CEO, Autonomic Technologies

John O'Farrell
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jack Dorsey
Founder, CEO, Twitter, Square

James Carroll
Executive Vice President, GoDaddy

Dave Burke
Vice President of Engineering, Google

Brian Long
Partner, Atlantic Bridge Ventures

Liam Casey    
CEO, PCH Internatonal

Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill
SVP, Accretive Solutions

Rory Cameron  
Executive Vice President, CallidusCloud

Jim Hart
Global Vice President, Mirror Image

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Bill McKiernan
President, WSM Capital, LLC

Kevin Barrett
CEO, Chita, Inc

John O'Grady
Senior VP, Eastman Kodak Company

John Collison
Co-Founder, Stripe

Grainne Barron
Founder & CEO, ViddyAd

John Abel
Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President, Ellie Mae

Rory Dooley
General Manager, Logitech

Rory O'Driscoll
Founding Member and Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Colum Slevin
Head of Experiences, Oculus VR

John Donahoe
Chairman of the Board, PayPal

PJ Hough
SVP, Product and Technology, Citrix

Tommy Geary
SVP, Global Sales Operations, Hewlett Packard

Caroline Donahue
Former CMO, Intuit

Trevor Healy
Co-Founder & CEO, SansaA

Claire Lee
Head of Early Stage, Silicon Valley Bank

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Barry O'Sullivan
CEO, AltoCloud

Mike Lanman
SVP Enterprise Products, Verizon

Niall Wall

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Damian Lawlor
Managing Director, Global Sales Strategy, Google Cloud

Rory McInerney
Corporate Vice President, Intel

Ruth Cotter
SVP, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, AMD

Caroline Dowling
President, Flex

James Connaughton
President & CEO, Nautilus

Liam Madden
Corporate Vice President, Xilinx, Inc.

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