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“Building a Culture of Leadership
It’s Time / Es Tiempo.”

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12th Annual SVLLS (website update coming soon); see Eventbrite for agenda and tickets. 


11th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit  (SVLLS),

We are SOLD OUT!  Please click on "Tickets" to sign up for the waitlist if interested.  Thank you for your support!


We are honored to announce the 11th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit  (SVLLS), taking place on the new date, October 8, 2022. After 10 memorable years of hosting SVLLS at Stanford University, we have moved our event to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This new venue will allow us to accommodate additional participants in a setting that pays tribute to the tech origins of Silicon Valley. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view portions of the museum during breaks.

Our theme this year is “Building a Culture of Leadership – It’s Time / Es Tiempo.” To transform Silicon Valley into a place where its leadership reflects the region’s demographic diversity, a culture of leadership must have inclusion as a core value. When all contributors feel empowered to seek mentorship, offer suggestions, and innovate solutions, organizations transform themselves and potentially their industries. Organizations that understand leadership as the characteristic of many instead of the few retain talent, attract new talent, and enhance their mission. At the summit, speakers and panelists will examine how they have experienced and built cultures of leadership, along with strategies for making inclusion a central value in organizational culture.


Agenda - October 8, 2022

8:00 Registration & Light Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome: Frank Carbajal, Founder, Es Tiempo, LLC & SVLLS

9:05 Opening Keynote – Dr. Jose Morey, CEO & Founder, Ad Astra Media, LLC, Introduction by Guillermo Diaz, Jr., Founder & CEO, Conectado

The Future of STEM-Accelerating Latino Impact Through Conectado

9:30 Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Sponsor - Google 

-9:35 Morning Plenary: Defining Cultural Leadership

Moderator: Ivonne Valdes, CPO & EVP Business Development, Sorenson Communications


Sophia Garcia, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Government Relations, Verizon

Ricardo Garcia, Systems Architect Pixel Software, Google

Salvador Chavez, VP Engineering, Bill.Com

Henry Villar, Director, Global Technical Enablement, Splunk, Inc.

10:25 Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Sponsor - Microsoft

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Sponsor Spotlight: Gold Sponsor - Splunk

10:50 Lifetime Leadership Award 

Rudy Beserra, Former Vice President, Latin Affairs, Coca-Cola Company

11:10 Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Sponsor - Silicon Valley Bank

11:15 Lunch & Networking

12:05: Sponsor Spotlight: Silver Sponsor - Morgan Stanley

12:10 Luncheon Discussion: Emerging Latino Leaders Will Define the Future

Moderator: Angel Chavez, CIMA, QPFC, Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director, Corporate Retirement Director, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley


Michelle Rodriguez, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

Jesse Betancourt, Principal Territory Operations Analyst, Oracle

Ismael Barba, Corporate Sales Manager, Alaska Airlines

Katia Rubio McClain, Northern CA Managing Principal, Steinberg Hart

Lucy Mangas, FastTrack Ready Partner Global Growth & Delivery Principal – Director, Microsoft

1:00 Visionary Leadership Award

Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Republica Havas

Introduction by Dr. Jerry Porras, LBAN Chairman Emeritus, Founder & Visionary

1:15 Pioneer Leadership Award (by video)

Xavier Gutierrez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Coyotes

Introduction by Sol Trujillo, Chairman at Trujillo Group Investments, LLC., Co-Founder, L'ATTiTUDE; Co-Founder, Latino Donor Collaborative, Chairman, Encantos

1:30 Coffee & Networking Break

1:45 Trailblazer Leadership Award

Monica Gil, EVP, Chief Administrative and Marketing Officer NBCUniversal, Telemundo Enterprises

Introduction by Monica Lozano, President & CEO, College Futures Foundation, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program

2:00 Special Guest: Stedman Graham, Author, American Educator, Identity Leadership

Introduction by Mauricio Mejia, Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur

2:15 Author Spotlight: Latinx Business Success, Frank Carbajal & Jose Morey, MD

2:25 Networking Break & Book Signing

2:50 SVLLS Young Latinx Scholars Recognition (Ivy League Project)

3:00 Closing Keynote Speaker: Simon Silva, Creativity Crusader, Artist, Speaker & Author

3:30 Private Reception hosted by Es Tiempo, LLC

Speakers and times are subject to change.

Sponsorship packages: contact Frank Carbajal at:

Speakers and times are subject to change.






The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit brings together influential leaders from various sectors and industries from around the country with the purpose of fostering growth in the Latino leadership community. It was a pleasure to serve as the keynote for the 5th Summit — a testament to the influence and impact that Frank and the SVLLS has had. Organizations like this have never been more important to the development of the Latino professional. I congratulate Frank on five years, and I look forward to seeing what he has planned for the next five.

Nina Vaca
Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle

“Frank and his team do an excellent job every year to put together a robust conference.   I’ve attended two of these over the years and every time I do, I get so inspired by many Latinos in various sectors.  The Stanford University Faculty Club is such an intimate and very engaging setting where I’m able to walk and talk to many of the great presenters and guest speakers of the program.  It is amazing to hear all of the shared journeys and success stories from the participants that it moves me to act and try to change the world too”.

Edward Avila
Former Co-founder and CEO of Manos Accelerator

“The Latino Summit was a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from leaders, successful business men and women, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and young, aspiring leaders of tomorrow.  I thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to meet with such a diverse group of people, hearing about and sharing experiences and stories, and believe it would be a valuable experience for anyone.”

Kai Huang
Co-founder of RedOctane
Former President and CEO (Publishers of the popular Guitar Hero) Entrepreneur


SVLLS is an exclusive opportunity to network with local and global top executives, change-makers, and thought leaders. Participating in SVLLS helps create new and strengthen relationships with colleagues across various sectors.

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The annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit brings together 250 leaders in business, government, education, and industry, plus selected MBA students, for a one-day conference at the Stanford Faculty Club at Stanford University. Attendees will learn first-hand from successful entrepreneurs, executives and political leaders what it takes to survive and succeed in today’s world. The summit is designed to inspire and suggest innovative changes needed for future Latino generations to succeed. In addition to the renowned speakers, attendees also enjoy our networking opportunities during the summit since it allows you to connect with top executives and leaders to make those contacts you have been waiting for. Thank you for your continued support!