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  • 19 Dec 2017 by Global Chamber

    Multi-metro webinars are events organized by Global Chamber® that are held in two or more metros 'in person', and attendees can attend LIVE from anywhere in the world. Members learn AND may be connected to any speaker and attendee.

    Coming up there are many events that members in San Francisco can participate in... to find new opportunities and more.

    Check out some of those HERE and contact us for more information.

  • 15 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    On November 14, the Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) in partnership with Fitgzerald & Law, Randstad Professionals, the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) and the Ignite Institute, successfully organized and hosted the "Gig Economy: Emerging Trends & Keys to Retaining Top Talent" event in Palo Alto.

    Thank you to our members, collaborators, speakers and other participants!

    There was a strong turn out for the event, which kicked off with a keynote speech delivered by Professor William B. Gould IV, the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Stanford Law School. Professor Gould IV highlighted key distinctions, considerations and recent legal cases related to the on-demand transportation economy and ongoing efforts to define gig workers particularly as it relates to employer's obligations and duty to provide benefits to its workforce.

    Following Professor Gould's speech, Melissa Harkom of Fitzgerald & Law moderated the first panel discussion focused on further defining and better understanding strategic and tactical considerations and benefits when employing full-time and contingent workers.

    Thereafter, Angela Martin of iiPay, moderated the second panel focused on leading practices and approaches for establishing and sustaining international operations and a globally distributed workforce.

    Finally, Dana Shaw-Arimoto of Phoenix5 LLC moderated the third and final panel discussion focused on employer best practices for finding and retaining the best talent now and in a future. 

    The event concluded with comments from Cooley LLP partner Gordon Ho followed by a lively and enjoyable networking reception over cocktails.

    Thanks again to sponsors Cooley LLP and iiPay for a wonderful evening!

     

  • 26 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) in partnership with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) with regional collaborators Tuatuara Group and Cal-Asia, successfully hosted senior delegates from Vietnam Electricity National Power Transmission (EVNNPT), GCSF members and other Silicon Valley-based executives at the offices of Squire Patton Boggs in San Francisco.

    Local members and executives attended the event to learn, network and identify potential new business / collaboration opportunities in support of Vietnam's Power Transmission modernization plans. The goal of reverse trade missions with USTDA is for U.S. companies to connect to investment and export opportunities.

    EVNNPT and Silicon Valley-based Autogrid gave presentations. Additionally, Henry Ines, Executive Director of the GCSF, David Ross of USTDA and Kevin Levey, partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Washington D.C. provided commentary and remarks.

    The event concluded with a lively and productive networking reception. It was a wonderful and insightful evening with new business relationships established. 

    Thanks again to Squire Patton Boggs for hosting the event!

     

  • 29 Sep 2017 by Global Chamber

    We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with the Ignite Institute, a leadership and innovation lab in Berkeley, which is launching an innovative leadership and certificate program developed to help organizations to harness the rapidly changing environment as an asset.

    Designed and delivered by the Ignite Institute, the special Certificate of Leadership and Innovation for an Unpredictable Future program is designed to help executives and professionals in for profit, non-profit, healthcare, and government develop their authentic leadership style and critical skills for inspiring, leading, and managing their organizations for sustainable growth during times of exponential change.

    This program, designed for working professionals, includes both academic and experiential learning to deliver deeper insights into developing the critical forward-thinking mindset for an unpredictable future and the innovation and practical business skills needed for today’s challenging environment. The certificate will prepare leaders to navigate the future, not just react to it. 

    Select courses include:

    • Technoethics: How can we use and innovate with technology in ethically and socially responsible ways?;
    • Leadership - A Fusion of Demographics & Social Identities: where leadership styles at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, age, and religion are analyzed and applied to one’s own reality;
    • Design Thinking: a solution-focused methodology to solve complex challenges; and
    • Culminating in a hands-on Capstone Project incorporating design thinking to recommend a solution to an organization’s challenge in the areas of innovation, environment, productivity, or diversity and inclusion.

    Participating faculty range from Silicon Valley innovation practitioners to tenured faculty in theology, who adeptly apply ancient learnings to today’s unprecedented times. Global Chamber members are eligible for a special discounted rate.

    For additional information, please contact Derene Allen at deallen@psr.edu; or Henry Ines at henry@globalchamber.org.

     

  • 08 May 2017 by Global Chamber

    Special thanks to Sanjit Singh Dangh (Intel Capital), MK Li (UpHonest Capital), Olina Qian (SVACE), Fyodor Ovchinnikov (IEL), and Andrew Wasserman (STRIVR) for speaking at and providing attendees with timely guidance, advice and important lessons learned during our 2nd Annual International Student Symposium 2017, which was held on May 04, 2017 at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA.

     

    Additionally, attendees also gained valuable insights on the global talent marketplace trends, opportunities, and related best practices from an excellent HR and recruiter panel, moderated by GCSF Board of Advisors member Dorien Woudenberg  (Randstad), to include Alex Mentele (Tesla), Rona Petroni (Bank of the West), and Linda Spencer (Randstad).

    Finally, we are also especially grateful to our event sponsors and partners OnePiece Work, Sofia University, University of San Francisco, Nanyang Technology University, Randstad, and ApiNXT in addition to special guest exhibitors Acton Global and STRIVR Labs for helping to make this event such a great success and memorable experience for all! 

  • 05 May 2017 by Global Chamber

    Thanks to all of the students, speakers, panelists, startups & founders in attendance for making the 2nd Annual International Student Symposium 2017 such a great success. Inspiring, open, insightful and fun evening with attendees representing a multitude of nationalities ranging from USA, Canada, China, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nicaragua to Saudi Arabia. Look forward to doing it again in 2018!

     

  • 19 Apr 2017 by Global Chamber

    Congrats to Global Chamber member Alice Hlidkova for her organization of the "Career Development Opportunities and Pathways Discussion Forum" as part of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Tepper School of Business' Silicon Valley Capstone Program "Building Inclusive, Diversified Teams and Networks to Enable and Sustain Innovation",

    The event was held April 19, 2017 in Mountain View. The Forum provided an unique opportunity for panelists and CMU MBA & Public Policy / Management graduate students to discuss a variety of topics to include diversity, women leadership, startup success in and the future of Silicon Valley.

    Among the distinguished panel of executives in attendance included Global Chamber San Francisco (GCSF) Board of Advisory Members Chia-Lin Simmons and Tatyana Kanzavelli. GCSF member / Collaborator Lucie Newcomb and GCSF Executive Director Henry Ines were also in attendance. 

    Contact us for more information.

  • 20 Apr 2017 by Global Chamber

    Register now for the GCSF's 2nd International Student Symposium 2017, which will be held on May 04, 2017 in Silicon Valley. International and local graduate students will again convene in Silicon Valley for a night of socializing, fun, learning, & networking with local startups / founders, execs and companies. Discover potential new opportunities, latest technologies, and trends in Silicon Valley and also receive timely career and professional development advice. Pizza and drinks will be served. In addition to an amazing group of speakers and panelists, special exhibitors Acton & STRIVR Labs will also be in attendance! Come check out Acton's amazing e-skateboards and STRIVR Labs' fantastic virtual reality technologies! 

     

     

  • 06 Apr 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) organized and just completed an incredible week long program for a group of senior & C-level executives from Southeast Asia, who traveled to Silicon Valley in order to identify digital transformation opportunities and potential new strategic initiatives for their respective businesses.

    GCSF hosted the group and developed a unique program comprised of private corporate visits, lectures, and industry conferences. Attendees were able to gain significant insights on latest Silicon Valley trends, innovations, technologies, and potential new opportunities for their respective businesses; and able to meet and explore potential future business relationships with local GCSF members and partners / affiliates.

    Thanks to all participants for a memorable and enjoyable week and the opportunity to establish new business inroads in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Southeast Asia. For more information on the GCSF and our custom programs, please contact Henry Ines at SFO@globalchamber.org.