Churchill Club presented the 6th Annual CHURCHILLS, on September 22, 2016, a magical event that highlights excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration, and social benefit, for the purpose of inspiring others.
Honorees are selected by the Churchill Club Academy, a group of over 700 innovation community members made up of industry leaders and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, students, faculty, and members of the press.
Each inspiring honoree shared their perspectives and insights about what is needed to innovate, lead, collaborate, and contribute to the greater good.
Legendary Silicon Valley advisor and author Geoffrey Moore acted as our master of ceremonies for one extraordinary evening that will stay with attendees for a lifetime.
The areas of excellence were:
LEGENDARY LEADER: JOHN CHAMBERS, CISCO SYSTEMS
For inspirational leadership and contributions to others' innovation and success
Spirit of the award: "Couldn't have done it without you"
In conversation with Geoffrey Moore.
GAME CHANGER: NETFLIX
For indispensable technology and business innovation
Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back"
Appearing on behalf of Netflix was Neil Hunt, in conversation with Paul Holland, General Partner, Foundation Capital.
MAGICAL TEAM: AMAZON ECHO TEAM
For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product
Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it"
Appearing on behalf of the Amazon Echo team was Mike George and Toni Reid, in conversation with Tim O'Reilly, Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media.
GLOBAL BENEFACTOR: REID HOFFMAN, LINKEDIN & GREYLOCK PARTNERS
For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society
Spirit of the award: "Thanks for thinking big"
In conversation with Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva.org; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship .
MOST VALUABLE ORGANIZATION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
For the rare organization that embodies all four areas of CHURCHILLS excellence
Spirit of the award: "You showed us a better way of leading, collaborating, giving, and winning: the true meaning of strength in numbers"
Appearing on behalf of the Golden State Warriors was owner and CEO Joe Lacob, in conversation with Bob Fitzgerald, sports broadcaster for CSN Bay Area.
Stay tuned for details on the 2017 CHURCHILLS!
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!
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A special welcome to: Deloitte, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Siemens, Tech CU