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Churchill Club presented the 4th Annual Churchills, a magical event that highlighted excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration, and social benefit, in order to inspire others.

Each inspirer addressed the audience with their perspectives and insights, in conversation with an interviewer of their choosing.

Legendary Silicon Valley author, speaker and advisor Geoffrey Moore acted as master of ceremonies.

The areas of excellence are:

Game Changer: For indispensable technology and business innovation (company)
Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back"
The 2014 Game Changer Award was presented to: AIRBNB.
Accepting on behalf of Airbnb will be Riley Newman, Head of Data Science, Airbnb. Mr. Newman will participate in an interview with Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies.

Legendary Leader: For inspirational leadership and contributions to others' innovation and success (individual)
Spirit of the award: "Couldn't have done it without you"
The 2014 Legendary Leader Award was presented to: PAUL JACOBS, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm.
Dr. Jacobs will participate in an interview with Geoffrey Moore.

Magical Team: For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product (team)
Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it"
The 2014 Magical Team Award was presented to: TESLA MODEL S DESIGN TEAM.
Accepting on behalf of the Tesla Model S design team will be Franz von Holzhausen, Chief Designer; Bernard Lee, Designer; and David Imai, Design Manager.
Mr. von Holzhausen, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Imai will participate in an interview with Barry Katz, Professor of Industrial and Interaction and Design, California College of the Arts.

Global Benefactor: For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society (individual)
Spirit of the award: "Thanks for thinking big"
The 2014 Global Benefactor Award was presented to: MALALA YOUSAFZAI.
Accepting on behalf of Malala Yousafzai will be Ambassador Susan McCaw, Founding Board Member of the Malala Fund.

Stay tuned for details on the 5th annual Churchills in 2015!

Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsors!

Innovation Champion:

"Game Changer" Presenting Award Sponsor:

"Legendary Leader" Presenting Award Sponsor:

"Magical Team" Presenting Award Sponsor:


"Global Benefactor" Presenting Award Partner:

Inspiration Leader:

Supporting Sponsors:


Reserved Tables: Airfoil Group, Australian Consulate, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Krause-Taylor Associates, SAP, and Weber Shandwick

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