Faith. Hope. Love.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:30 am – 11:30 am

2020 marks the 26th year of the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, renamed Connect Silicon Valley.

We are grateful for how God has blessed our mission of hosting conversations about faith and life encouraging people on their journey of knowing Christ. 

Updates Coming Soon

Program Schedule
Main Program:  8:30 – 10:00 am
Connecting Break:  10:00 – 10:30 am
Ethics in the Global Market – A Panel Discussion:  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Moderated discussion featuring: 
  • Tom Bradicich, PhD, VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Sherol Chen, PhD, Software Engineer, Google & Founder, Passion Talks International
  • Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Employee Engagement, Google 
  • Mark Whitacre, PhD, Executive Director, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

2020 Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce Dr. Mark Whitacre as our 26th Annual Breakfast keynote speaker. Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. who is considered the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 in U.S. history to become a whistleblower. He was responsible for uncovering the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) price-fixing scandal in the early 1990s. In an associated scandal, Mark served eight and a half years in Federal prison, where God redeemed his life and gave him a reason to have hope.

Currently, Mark is the Executive Director at Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. and sits on the board of Cypress Systems, Inc, a biotech company involved with human clinical trials for cancer.

Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides an inspiring story of redemption and a one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics. At the Annual Breakfast, Mark plans to tell the story of ADM, the scandals, and his faith journey.

Guest Speaker

Melonie Parker

Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Employee Engagement, Google.

Melonie has an extensive HR background spanning over 20 years. At Google, she leads as People Partner and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Before joining Google, Melonie served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Communications at Sandia National Laboratories.

She spent 17 years in a variety of Lockheed Martin business areas, locations, and progressive leadership roles that touched on employee relations, staffing, EEO/Affirmative Action, diversity programs, compensation, benefits, and K-12 outreach initiatives. Melonie received a B.A. in Mass Communications from Hampton University and an M.A. in Human Resources from Villanova University.

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Previous Annual Breakfast Speakers