Upcoming Alliance Events

The core of the Alliance will always be our private, invitation-only Alliance groups which meet regularly throughout Northern California. In addition to our private groups, the Alliance brings leaders together in a variety of ways to enable our members to connect with other leaders. You can check out some of these additional Alliance activities below. If you would like to be invited, contact us.

Roundtable:  Alliance Professional Services
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: RINA Accountancy, Oakland

The Alliance brings leaders of professional services firms together in our Alliance Professional Services Roundtable.  Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Keynote: Sam Gilliland, CEO, Cherwell Software
Date: Friday, February 07, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Hilton, Santa Clara

Sam Gilliland is CEO of Cherwell Software. For nearly a decade, Sam led more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries as chairman and CEO of travel industry technology giant Sabre Corporation and Travelocity.com. Under U.S. President Barack Obama, Sam served on the President’s Management Advisory Board and on the Energy Security Leadership Council. He also served as chair of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. 

Following Sam's keynote, members will begin their private Alliance Group meetings at 9:00 am. We will also host a CEO Luncheon after the meeting, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, to enable our members to meet CEOs from throughout the Alliance.

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Keynote:  Eamonn Kelly, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: The City Club, San Francisco

Eamonn Kelly, author of "Powerful Times" and Chief Strategy Officer of Deloitte, advises senior leadership at leading corporations across multiple sectors, key global and national public agencies, as well as major philanthropic foundations. He also develops and delivers programs to help current and future leaders acquire the knowledge, judgment and skills required to succeed in a complex and unpredictable future. Prior to joining Deloitte, Eamonn served as CEO of Global Business Network (GBN), the pioneering scenario planning consultancy and futures think-tank where he led GBN's thought leadership about the future and the development of insights, tools and methodologies for mastering change and uncertainty.

Following Eamonn's keynote, members will begin their private Alliance Group meetings at 9:00 am. We will also host a CEO Luncheon after the meeting, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, to enable our members to meet CEOs from throughout the Alliance.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Executives in Transition
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: The Vita Companies, Mountain View

The Alliance brings executives who are "in transition" together each month to share their strategies, experience and connections.

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Keynote:  Scott Seidewitz, Principal, The Seidewitz Group
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza, Foster City

A graduate of MIT, an ex-P&G branding expert and a former political activist, Scott Seidewitz has never shied away from challenging the conventional wisdom.  With a sharp business perspective and deep understanding of market research best practices, Scott specializes in showing how conventional research often stifles innovation and growth.  He offers business leaders provocative new approaches to using customer insights to drive business results.  One of the key areas where Scott has innovated is in applying the science of memory and motivation to marketing.  

Following Scott's keynote, members will begin their private Alliance Group meetings at 9:00 am. We will also host a CEO Luncheon after the meeting, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, to enable our members to meet CEOs from throughout the Alliance.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Executives in Transition
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: The Vita Companies, Mountain View

The Alliance brings executives who are "in transition" together each month to share their strategies, experience and connections.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Life Sciences
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Bellicum, S. San Francisco

Alliance members in the life sciences sector come together in our quarterly Alliance Life Sciences Roundtable. Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Software Companies
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Propel, Santa Clara

The Alliance brings leaders of software companies together in our Alliance Software Roundtable. Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Business with Family
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: R. F. MacDonald Company, Hayward

The Alliance brings leaders who run companies which include more than one family member together in our Alliance "Business with Family" Roundtable. Members in this sector are invited to discuss their challenges in high-level, direct, candid discussions.

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Roundtable:  Alliance Executives in Transition
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: The Vita Companies, Mountain View

The Alliance brings executives who are "in transition" together each month to share their strategies, experience and connections.

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Alliance Spring Dinner
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Silicon Valley Capital Club, San Jose

All Alliance members and their guests are invited to attend our Alliance Spring Dinner at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose.  Our wine reception and dinner are free for Alliance members and their guests!  We host three “All-Alliance” CEO Dinners throughout the Bay Area to enable our members to get to know their fellow Bay Area leaders.

Reserve your space early.  This will be a popular event!

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Keynote:  Rao Mulpuri, CEO, View Inc.
Date: Friday, June 05, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Santa Clara

Rao Mulpuri is the CEO of View, a technology company that is creating smart and connected buildings to improve people's health and wellness, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption.  Under his leadership, View has developed groundbreaking technology and products, and has achieved several milestones including the first large-scale commercialization of dynamic smart glass, building state-of-the-art manufacturing, and achieving rapid commercial growth.  Prior to joining View, Rao served as President of Novellus Systems Japan and VP/General Manager of the Integrated Metals Business. 

Following Rao's keynote, members will begin their private Alliance Group meetings at 9:00 am. We will also host a CEO Luncheon after the meeting, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, to enable our members to meet CEOs from throughout the Alliance.

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Alliance Fall Dinner
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: The City Club, San Francisco

All Alliance members and their guests are invited to attend our Alliance Fall Dinner at The City Club in San Francisco.  Our wine reception and dinner are free for Alliance members and their guests!  We host three “All-Alliance” CEO Dinners throughout the Bay Area to enable our members to get to know their fellow Bay Area leaders.

Reserve your space early.  This is will be a popular event!

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Keynote: John Hamm, Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures
Date: Friday, October 02, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Santa Clara

John Hamm has a diverse background as a technology CEO, a venture investor, and a leadership coach/advisor and Board member. Hamm has been an investor and Board member at Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD), Ironport (acquired by Cisco), Documentum (acquired by EMC), Solarflare (acquired by Xllinx) and Blue (acquired by Logitech).  John currently leads a CEO Executive Coaching practice for VC backed technology CEOs, worldwide. He has advised more than 80 CEOs and many of their teams in the last 10 years in the areas of leadership practices, strategy, and executive team development.

Following John's keynote, members will begin their private Alliance Group meetings at 9:00 am. We will also host a CEO Luncheon after the meeting, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, to enable our members to meet CEOs from throughout the Alliance.

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