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Santa Clara University, November 15, 2006, Vol. 7, No. 5


Silicon Valley set to meet the challenge

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But one of the main goals of the Summit, Hernández-Ramos says, “is the generation of an action agenda—a series of next steps from a broader policy perspective and from different sector perspectives (economic, political, social) to drive the more coordinated actions of Silicon Valley as a whole.”

By gathering leaders of ongoing efforts with top decision-makers in the Valley, he predicts, “there will be lots of sparks flying in terms of exploration of possibilities for ongoing action after the Summit between those individuals.”

Interactive workshop sessions during the Summit include “University-Industry Collaborations,” “Working with Multilateral Development Organizations (MLOs),” and “Addressing the Bottom of the Pyramid Market.”

“As one of the wealthiest regions in the country and therefore the world,” Hernández-Ramos says, “we have a responsibility to carefully examine what we can do, taking into account the needs of developing worlds. If we use the same creative approach that we apply to other things, it is likely that we can simultaneously do things that bring benefit to emerging countries, corporations, organizations, and our region as a whole.”

Learn more about the Summit.