Richard 'Dick' Kramlich – The co-founder of NEA Management Company, in which he drove the growth of nine companies ranging from start-up to near start-up businesses to market values in excess of $1 billion.
Kim Polese – The chairwoman of ClearStreet, co-founder of Marimba and the original Cisco product manager who coined "Java." Polese was named one of Time magazine's "Top 25 Most Influential People in America" and one of Red Herring's "Top 20 Entrepreneurs."
Dr. T.J. Rodgers – The founder of Cypress Semiconductor, which has been called a "quintessential entrepreneurial company" by The Wall Street Journal, and recipient of the 2011 "Visionary Award" from the SV Forum, a technology leadership organization, for his role in driving global innovation.
John Warnock – The co-founder of Adobe who pioneered the development of graphics, publishing, Web and electronic document technologies that have revolutionized the field of publishing and visual communications.
"Silicon Valley is not known for reverence for the past. It is a place of impatience more than reverence. Nevertheless, we do recognize the innovations that come from the valley always require someone to stick his or her neck out and go for it," said Enabling Thought Leadership Partner Joe DiNucci. "Some of those people have even had the nerve to try it more than once. Out of those, some have serial successes. Some of them are legends."
"The Legends of Silicon Valley Forum" made its debut at GIL 2011: Silicon Valley and featured leaders like Stratton Sclavos, former chairman and CEO for VeriSign and Federico Faggin, a National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient and inventor of the first microprocessor for Intel, among others
|SOURCE Frost & Sullivan|
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