Faith. Hope. Love.

A Reason for Hope

Friday, March 20th, 2020
Santa Clara Convention Center

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.

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Program Schedule
Main Program:  7:00 – 8:30 am
Networking Break: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Ethics in the Global Market – A Panel Discussion:  9:00 – 10:30 am
Moderated discussion featuring: 
Mark Whitacre, COO, Cypress Systems
Holly Liu, Visiting Partner, Y Combinator
Tom Bradicich, VP and Hewlett Packard Fellow, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

2020 Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce 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 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history. 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 experienced a reason to have hope.

Currently, Mark is COO & Chief Science Officer at 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 one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership.

Guest Speaker

Holly Liu, Co-Founder, Kabam

Holly Liu co-founded Kabam, a mobile game company that grew to over 1,500 employees and built hit games such as Marvel: Contest of Champions, Fast & Furious: The Game, and Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, and Kingdoms of Camelot.

In 2013, Holly was named to Forbes’ “Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch” and one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming.” In 2015 -16 she spent a year overseas in China as Chief Development Officer developing key relationships that led to their exit to Netmarble and FoxNext in 2017.

Holly has spent the last two years as Visiting Partner at Y Combinator advising startups and founders, and currently, sits on the national board of Intervarsity and is a Animoca Brands board member. She serves as the pre-K class teacher at her local church. .

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