Date

March 14, 2019, 5:30 PM

 

Location

Stanford Faculty Club

439 Lagunita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305

 

Overview

The Silicon Valley Global Awards brings together the most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and beyond to honor top Irish and Irish-American executives making a significant impact in their field. A total of fifty executives are selected and honored each year. The event generates rich networking opportunities, and showcases experts and innovators from the ITLG community advancing technology today.

 

Agenda for the Evening

Registration & Networking
Welcome & Introduction
Gala Dinner
SV50 Honoree Awards
Hall of Fame Awards
Networking

 

Guest of Honor

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Simon Harris, Minister for Health
Simon is a native of County Wicklow and has been involved in the community all his life. Simon first became involved in politics through his work as a disability advocate and is committed to providing a strong voice on issues relating to special needs and mental health. Before entering politics, Simon established the Wicklow Triple A Alliance, a charity to support children and families affected by Autism. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2011 General Election and was the youngest member of the 31st Dáil.  Simon was re-elected as TD for Wicklow & East Carlow in 2016 and subsequently appointed Minister for Health.

 

Young Innovator Award

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Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise, LIT
Gillian is head of Head of Innovation & Enterprise at LIT, the higher education institute with the largest portfolio of enterprise centresin Ireland supporting around 100 ventures p.a. who create circa €1.1bn economic value annually. She worked for over a decade in software development, business analysis and project management for technology companies in Ireland & the UK before joining LIT. A board member of Start-up Ireland, she helped lead The Start-up Gathering directed by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation (DBEI) which engaged around 18k people from the start-up ecosystem in Ireland. Together with the ITLG she led the development of ITLG Young Innovators which has seen almost 1,200 attendees for each event 2014, 2016 and 2018.Gillian is a business & computing graduate and has a first class Executive MBA from UCC

Keynote Speaker

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Bracken Darrell, CEO, Logitech
As president and chief executive officer of Logitech, Bracken P. Darrell is responsible for Logitech’s strategy for growth and profitability, for the vision for the brand as well as for the company’s operations. Mr. Darrell joined Logitech as president in April 2012, and assumed the role of chief executive officer in January 2013.  
Mr. Darrell brings to Logitech more than twenty years of experience in business management and brand management in successful global consumer companies, including Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble and General Electric. His broad executive management experience has spanned manufacturing, supply chain, product innovation, consumer services and marketing – targeting customers in mature and emerging markets. He has led growth and reinvention for iconic brands such as Old Spice, Gillette, Braun, KitchenAid and Whirlpool. 
Bracken Darrell holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas.

 

Highlights from event

 

Watch Young Innovators 2018

 

2019 SV50 Honorees

The Silicon Valley Global Awards recognizes and honors top Irish and Irish American technology leaders driving the most disruptive and ground breaking work in technology today.  A total of fifty executives are selected and honored each year.  Find the first fifteen of our 2019 honorees below, as well as our eight new Hall of Fame inductees.

Mike Flanagan  SVP, SAP

Mike Flanagan
SVP, SAP

Roisin Callaghan  CEO, Cogs & Marvel USA

Roisin Callaghan
CEO, Cogs & Marvel USA

Kevin McCarthy  GM Finance - CFO Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft

Kevin McCarthy
GM Finance - CFO Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft

Brian Conlon  Founder, First Derivatives

Brian Conlon
Founder, First Derivatives

Alison Darcy  Co-founder & CEO, Woebot

Alison Darcy
Co-founder & CEO, Woebot

David Doyle  President, CEO, HEIDENHAIN Corporation

David Doyle
President, CEO, HEIDENHAIN Corporation

Gerard Dywer  CFO, Waymo

Gerard Dywer
CFO, Waymo

Jennifer Kenny  CEO, jenniferkenny.com

Jennifer Kenny
CEO, jenniferkenny.com

Art O'Gnimh  VP, Business Leader, Logitech

Art O'Gnimh
VP, Business Leader, Logitech

Domhnaill Hernon  VP, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs

Domhnaill Hernon
VP, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs

Eddie White  VP of Sales and Business Development, Interana

Eddie White
VP of Sales and Business Development, Interana

Denise Tormey  President & Co-Founder, PlanNet21 Communications

Denise Tormey
President & Co-Founder, PlanNet21 Communications

Pat Ring  GM, VP, Global Services, Flex

Pat Ring
GM, VP, Global Services, Flex

Sean O'Sullivan  Managing Partner, SOSV

Sean O'Sullivan
Managing Partner, SOSV

Joanne Wrenn  VP Talent Services, LinkedIn

Joanne Wrenn
VP Talent Services, LinkedIn

John Wrenn  Chief Information Officer, Information Technollogy, Flex

John Wrenn
Chief Information Officer, Information Technollogy, Flex

Chris Boody  Principal, Amazon Web Services

Chris Boody
Principal, Amazon Web Services

Anne-Marie Farrell  Head of Small Business Marketing, Google

Anne-Marie Farrell
Head of Small Business Marketing, Google

Suzanne Rice  Global BI, Sales Planning and Operations Reporting, Facebook

Suzanne Rice
Global BI, Sales Planning and Operations Reporting, Facebook

Kieran Sherlock  CEO, Co-Founder, Identity Mind

Kieran Sherlock
CEO, Co-Founder, Identity Mind

Colum Slevin  Head of Media, AR/VR Experience, Facebook

Colum Slevin
Head of Media, AR/VR Experience, Facebook

John Wall  CFO, Cadence Design System

John Wall
CFO, Cadence Design System

Colin Ryan  Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Colin Ryan
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Elaine Lard  Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Logitech

Elaine Lard
Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Logitech

Maeve Kneafsey  Co-Founder, CEO, CloudKPI

Maeve Kneafsey
Co-Founder, CEO, CloudKPI

Paraic Hayes  SVP West Coast, IDA Ireland

Paraic Hayes
SVP West Coast, IDA Ireland

Adam Glynn-Finnegan  Senior Product Designer, Airbnb

Adam Glynn-Finnegan
Senior Product Designer, Airbnb

Carmel Galvin  Chief Human Resources Officer, SVP, Autodesk

Carmel Galvin
Chief Human Resources Officer, SVP, Autodesk

Cormac Conroy  Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corporation

Cormac Conroy
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corporation

Grainne Barron  Founder & CEO, ViddyAd

Grainne Barron
Founder & CEO, ViddyAd

Hugh Curran  VP, GM Global Shares US

Hugh Curran
VP, GM Global Shares US

John Abel  SVP & CIO, Veritas Technologies

John Abel
SVP & CIO, Veritas Technologies

Mike Beary  Country Manager, AWS Ireland

Mike Beary
Country Manager, AWS Ireland

Tadhg Bourke   Director Global Employee Services, Netflix

Tadhg Bourke
Director Global Employee Services, Netflix

Brian Desmond  CMO, Guidewire Software

Brian Desmond
CMO, Guidewire Software

Ronan Dunne  EVP and Group President, Verizon Wireless

Ronan Dunne
EVP and Group President, Verizon Wireless

John Hughes  VP, Adobe; Co-Founder, TubeMogul

John Hughes
VP, Adobe; Co-Founder, TubeMogul

Peggy Johnson  EVP, Business Development, Microsoft

Peggy Johnson
EVP, Business Development, Microsoft

Peter Kelly  President, KAR Auction Services

Peter Kelly
President, KAR Auction Services

Noel Kenehan  VP & CTO Emerging Business, Ericson

Noel Kenehan
VP & CTO Emerging Business, Ericson

Angela McKenna  SVP HR, Salesforce

Angela McKenna
SVP HR, Salesforce

John Kenevey  VP of Product Development, RStor

John Kenevey
VP of Product Development, RStor

John Malloy  General Partner, Co-Founder, BlueRun Ventures

John Malloy
General Partner, Co-Founder, BlueRun Ventures

Barbara Murphy  VP, Marketing, Weka.IO

Barbara Murphy
VP, Marketing, Weka.IO

Ray O’Farrell  CTO, EVP, VMware

Ray O’Farrell
CTO, EVP, VMware

Gina O'Reilly  COO, Nitro

Gina O'Reilly
COO, Nitro

Vincent Roche  CEO, Analog

Vincent Roche
CEO, Analog

Danny Wallace  Partner, PWC

Danny Wallace
Partner, PWC

 
Liam Condon  Board Member, Bayer AG, President Crop, Science Division

Liam Condon
Board Member, Bayer AG, President Crop, Science Division

Stuart Coulson  Investor, Lecturer, Stanford University

Stuart Coulson
Investor, Lecturer, Stanford University

 
 

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

We are delighted to welcome eight new members to the ITLG Hall of Fame.  These executives are previous recipients of at least three ITLG SV50 awards.  You can view our full list of Hall of Fame members here.

Ruth Cotter  SVP, Marketing, HR, Investor Relations, AMD

Ruth Cotter
SVP, Marketing, HR, Investor Relations, AMD

Matthew Bradley  SVP, Development, Oracle

Matthew Bradley
SVP, Development, Oracle

Jim Hart  Senior Director, Xentaurs

Jim Hart
Senior Director, Xentaurs

Rory Cameron  GM SAP Litmos

Rory Cameron
GM SAP Litmos

Anita Sands  Board Director at Symantec, ServiceNow, Pure Storage, ThoughtWorks

Anita Sands
Board Director at Symantec, ServiceNow, Pure Storage, ThoughtWorks

Peter Real  SVP & CTO, Analog Devices

Peter Real
SVP & CTO, Analog Devices

Liam Madden  Executive VP, Xilinx

Liam Madden
Executive VP, Xilinx

Dave Burk  VP, Engineering, Google

Dave Burk
VP, Engineering, Google

 

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

 
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Map & Driving Directions

 
 
 

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