Spring 2016

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Inside the Spring 2016 Issue:

Two Decades of Innovation
As the Alliance celebrates its 20-year anniversary, our members look back at some of the technologies and trends that transformed their industries, and in some cases the world. Throughout the Silicon Valley, technology has had a profound impact on the nature of business leadership. However, not even the most groundbreaking and awe-inspiring technological achievements have diminished the need for smart, innovative leadership. Learn how Alliance members, Kirsten Bay, Jeff Kuhn, Bill Newell, John Rule, Paul Sechrist and Ralph Yanello, bring together the people, resources and ideas to maximize the potential of every new milestone.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance Community Activities included a variety of events such as our Alliance Holiday Dinner at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, and Keynote discussions with Joe Abraham, Founder of BOSI Global, who discussed the importance of discovering and leveraging various entrepreneurial DNA types within an organization, and Eloquence Communication Educator, Fonta Hadley, who discussed how enhancing one’s ability to listen can create meaning exchanges within the workplace, allowing conversations to take on new depth and open vast possibilities of productivity and success.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who turned to his or her group for help, we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Marco Marini of ClickMail Marketing and Andy Barrons of Navis, would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as Automotive R&D, EB-5 Immigrant Investment, Radiation Oncology Equipment, Health Literacy, CRISPR Genome Editing Technology, Medical Automation Software, Genomics-Based Medicine, Flash Storage Solutions and Construction.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including keynote speakers, John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco, James White, recently retired Chairman & CEO of Jamba Juice, Geoffrey Moore, Managing Director of Geoffrey Moore Consulting, and Eric Kaufmann, President & Founder of Sagatica, Alliance Roundtables focusing on Software, Family Business and Consumer Companies, and our Alliance Spring Dinner.

Also inside: Learn about our Alliance Summer Internship Program connecting Alliance employers and students, read Member News, and see photos of Group 202’s and Group 309’s Holiday Dinners, and Alliance Director Bill Oldenburg’s work with San Ramon Valley High School students and Junior Achievement of NorCal. Download it now!