April 21 - 23

Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA

SILICON VALLEY 2017

Friday, April 21

Millennial Tech Entrepreneurs & Influencers Breakfast

8:30am - 10:00am

We heard from Black and Latinx founders and influencers on how companies can work with them, learn from them, collaborate with them, invest in them, and generally, how to think about the future. How can companies use Entrepreneurial Thought and Action™ to be more innovative, attract and retain talent? What roles do corporate incubators, accelerators and venture funds have as it relates to diverse millennial entrepreneurs.

Fireside Chat

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Black Hollywood & Tech:
WTF? (What's the Future?)

Tech leaders and influencers took an up close and personal look at what's happening at the intersections of media, technology, Hollywood and diversity. Mike Muse, Guy Primus and Cheo Coker shared their perspectives on the future of these intersections and how brands and businesses can get it right.

Saturday, April 22

Think/Action Tank

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Culture Shifting Social Innovation Think/Action Tank facilitates the exchange of new ideas critical to inclusive innovation and solutions that turn challenges into growth opportunities. Throughout the day, our guests were introduced to social impact methodologies (including Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action Methodology™) that deliver sustain­able transformative solutions that can change belief systems, behaviors and outcomes. This Think/Action Tank was invite-only and reflected a curated group of 60 senior leaders, drawn from our global proprietary CSL Talent Database. This event was produced in partnership with Babson Social Innovation Lab.

Sunday, April 23

Culture Shifting Awards

11:00am - 3:00pm

Honoring Leaders & Pioneers in Technology, Innovation & Social Impact

  • Lloyd Carney
    CEO, Brocade

  • Pamela Joyner
    Businesswoman & Collector

  • Issac Vaughn
    CEO, Ooyala

  • Robin Washington
    CFO, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Emcee: Hill Harper; Actor, Author, Philanthropist

AWARDS BRUNCH HONOREES
 

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THINK TANK SPEAKERS
 

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FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS
 

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MTE BREAKFAST SPEAKERS
 

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Jess Adomako
Sheldon Callahan
Adriana Gascoigne
Jaren Glover
Talib Graves-Manns
Harold Hughes
Sahas Katta
Stephanie Lampkin
Tanya Menendez
Wahab Owolabi
Tejas Pandey
Maci Peterson
Gautam Rao
Lafe Taylor
Akmann Van-Mary
Lamar Wilson
Merlin Yamssi
Jess Adomako
Sheldon Callahan
Adriana Gascoigne
Jaren Glover
Talib Graves-Manns
Harold Hughes
Sahas Katta
Stephanie Lampkin
Tanya Menendez
Wahab Owolabi
Tejas Pandey
Maci Peterson
Gautam Rao
Lafe Taylor
Akmann Van-Mary
Lamar Wilson
Merlin Yamssi

 VIDEO RECAP

PHOTO GALLERIES

Culture Shifting Awards
1/13
Think/Action Tank
1/12
Fireside Chat
1/4
Millennial Tech Entrepreneurs & Influencers Breakfast
1/5

SPONSORS

Founder & Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,

Culture Shift Labs

Co-Chairs

DENMARK WEST // General Partner,
Connectivity Ventures

REGINALD VAN LEE // Retired Booz Allen Executive and Renowned Management Consultant

ABOUT CULTURE SHIFT LABS

We are a group of strategists, deal-makers, curators and problem-solvers who, for the last 13 years, have been applying the science of diversity and inclusion to help clients achieve their leadership, workforce, and commercial goals as much as 70% faster. As a professional services, strategy and activation consultancy, we help Tech & Fortune 500 Companies, Large Non-Profits, Leaders, Investors, Cities and Philanthropists drive revenue growth and accelerate innovation by applying our Knowledge + Network Formula™. This also increases diversity, inclusion and innovation on boards, in the c-suite, in venture capital, in mergers and acquisitions, and enhances business and corporate development efforts. Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think/Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, and enabling Connections. We are based in New Jersey with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. 

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Les Matthews

SVP, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard