Category: Press Release

SVIC Hosts The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan During Visit to Silicon Valley

REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 19, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — On April 13, 2017, Silicon Valley Innovation Center hosted the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, and a delegation of high-ranking executives representing the country’s state-owned and private companies. The delegation met with SVIC’s executives and discussed approaches for accelerating innovations in Kazakhstan through collaboration with the vast innovation ecosystem of Silicon Valley. During the dynamic, interactive session, the participants of the meeting discussed the unique opportunities presented before Kazakhstan by the 4th industrial revolution and the disruptive technological innovations emanating from Silicon Valley. Kazakhstan ranks 48 in Bloomberg’s Innovation Index of ... Read more

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces AI Executive Briefing

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology transforms industries, reinvents business processes and forces business models to be reimagined, executives who would like to understand the commercial implications and practical applications of AI are invited to attend the latest executive briefing from the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC). The one day briefing will give delegates the cutting-edge insights they need to prepare for AI and stay ahead of the pack when it comes to identifying and reacting to current and upcoming trends.  With a roster of AI leaders, innovators and experts among the keynote speaker line up as well as almost two ... Read more

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY AT EAST PALO ALTO PARTNERS WITH SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER

With an aim of sharing the unique culture of Silicon Valley, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley announces an exclusive new partnership with Silicon Valley Innovation Center. Corporate groups can now gain valuable access to some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring companies through a number of new tech-focused group experiences. The customisable experiences allow for unmatched access to a culture of risk-takers and great thinkers who influence and disrupt global industries with game changing ideas originating in Silicon Valley. Staying ahead of the curve is a daily challenge facing every industry across the globe, and these new group experiences allow attendees to discover ... Read more

SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER ANNOUNCES NAVIGATING FINTECH DISRUPTION: SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION PROGRAM

An elite group of like-minded financial services innovators will descend on Silicon Valley in March, July and November as Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosts Navigating Fintech Disruption: Executive Immersion Program in Silicon Valley. Building on last year’s events, the Immersion Program is a disruptive, game-changing hot ticket, which will see FinTech powerhouses, innovators and cutting-edge startups help delegates master fundamental technology trends . Running over five days, the program is designed to immerse financial services executives in the FinTech landscape of Silicon Valley to explore one of the most fluid, most challenging and most exciting topics – that of ... Read more

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase.

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase. By: Natalie L. Wood Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted an Insurance StartUp Showcase as part of its larger “Insurance Disrupted | Silicon Valley 2015” Conference held in Palo Alto on November 19-20th.   The winner of the Showcase was Limelight Health which has a product called QuotePad, it is one of the first real-time, mobile, all-in-one quoting platforms for health insurance and benefits professionals. Limelight Health was one of seven interesting Insurance StartUps competing in the Showcase, which included:  Rig – GroupHub – roost – ... Read more

SILICON VALLEY DIGEST: NOVEMBER 6 EDITION

In this issue: Corporate Innovation and Innovation Strategy: What Amazon Gets About Innovation That Google Doesn’t 3 Proven Strategies that let big companies move as fast as start-ups Emerging Technologies: 9 Tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017 AI Agents Like Alexa, Siri and M will create the first trillion dollar company Disruptors: 2016 FinTech 100 Market Trends: Why Does “Saving Money” Lead To Million-Dollar Businesses, FinTech Edition What Amazon Gets About Innovation That Google Doesn’t Amazon is beating Google at the connected-home game because of its radical approach to corporate innovation.On Tuesday, Google parent company, Alphabet Inc., unveiled Home—its ... Read more

Design-Thinking For Teachers: Innovative Approaches To Teaching And Learning.

On October 21-25th Silicon Valley Innovation Center organized four workshops on Design Thinking and its application to K12 education for teachers of a network of top innovative schools in Kazakhstan – Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). The workshops ran simultaneously in four major cities of Kazakhstan – Astana, Shymkent, Aktau and Semey and were led by Silicon Valley experts and instructors on design thinking. Reinhold Steinbeck (Stanford University), Cole Godvin (Nueva High School), Ronen Habib (Gunn High School) and Catherine Kavanaugh (Stanford University) travelled to Kazakhstan and ran a hands-on 5-day design thinking course for over 200 teachers. During this intensive ... Read more

You don’t have to look far to see examples of how the growth of digital technology has disrupted traditional industries in a big way.

Top 25 Disruptors in the Insurance Industry Matthew Wong, Senior Research Analyst – CB Insights Matthew founded CB Insights, a New York-based research and analysis firm. He is one of the few analysts who have prioritized the burgeoning InsurTech industry and as a result, writes ‘Insurance Tech Insights’, a weekly newsletter and blog that discusses developing trends and investments in insurance.   Florian Graillot, Investor – AXA Strategic Ventures Florian and his company, AXA Strategic Ventures, are hyper focused on investing money in strategic startups driving innovation in the insurance industry. He is a frequent thought leader and contributor to top publications such ... Read more

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Banking Disrupted Summit 2016 Brings Out Financial Tech Giants

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) based in the mecca of the technologically advanced region of California played host to emerging banking, financial services, and Fintech companies during the Banking Disrupted Summit held at the Silicon Valley Elks Lodge on September 14-15. More than 350 people attended or registered for the in person and online conference as a part of the week long Fintech campaign initiatives.  Banking Disrupted summit showcased industry leaders such as OnDeck, Elevate, and LearnLux as well as notable companies like Western Union, First Data Corporation, LendUp, Citi Ventures and D+H covering a range of disruptive trends in financial services and banking industries. Topics ranged from panels on Artificial Intelligence (AI) ... Read more

Banking Regulatory Challenges & Fintech: Bonova Advisory Reports Views of Global Bank Leaders at a Leadership Summit in Silicon Valley

September 14 – 15, 2016 : ‘Banking Disrupted Leadership Summit’, was held at Silicon Valley Center where Global Banking Industry leaders were in attendance to meet face-to-face with leading innovators and disruptors in Silicon Valley, the focus was inevitably on the new gush of Fintech. Fintech space is continuing to thrive, but at the same time, is also said to be a ‘solution looking for a problem’ – predominantly due to the potential disparity in innovation vs. regulation. The key is in finding that lean gap of balance in synergy between the new wave of Fintech, the banks, and the ... Read more