Connect with Tech: 6th Annual Networking Kickoff – Monday, Jan 11th

120109023_SBODNKick Off 2016 with a Tech Driven Networking Experience
UCSC-Extension Silicon Valley
(near Hwy 101 & Great America in Santa Clara)

Bring a Friend for FREE to Double the FUN & IMPACT   (2 for 1 special)
Eventbrite - Connect with Tech - 6th Annual Networking Jan 2016

Chris BuiWe are partnering with Chris Bui, one of the premier technology facilitators of group engagement, for an impactful session to explore the perspectives of Silicon Valley’s change leaders. A digital ‘key pad’ system will allow us to examine the relative strength of the group’s interests and feeling on topics specific to Silicon Valley’s business climate…

keypad– Emerging trends in leadership, OD, culture change & much more
– Technology that’s transforming teamwork and operations
– What are local CEO’s focused on in 2016
– What’s working (& what’s not) in change management tools & techniques
– What other topics do YOU want to explore…

20140113_182638Help drive the SBODN event topics for 2016 – based on your inputs, we’ll go find the thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and performance.

Key Take-Aways…PIC_3576
• Group wisdom regarding Silicon Valley business trends
• Analytics output so you can analyse/share discussion data
• New connections for 2016 business collaborations

Kick start your new year at this wildly popular Delicious Light Snacksevent focused on meeting influential change leaders around area of common interest.


Registration & Light Snacks starting at 5:30 PM
Networking Program from 6pm – 7:30pm
Welcome to SBODN
Introduction to Voting Technology
– Who’s in the Room? Exploring the group’s demographics
Identifying topics of greatest interest (small group discussions & whole group voting)
– What topics are you MOST INTERESTED in discussing? (vote on topic areas to set agenda)PIC_3579
– Small group discussion to generate best ideas and voting to find areas of strong agreement
Wrap Up & follow up 7:30 – 8pm
– Highlight how content will be utilized and shared
– Continue to network with people you met during the session to set follow-on conversations

Chris Bui’s Bio

Chris is a pioneering social/civic entrepreneur, collective intelligence, shared wisdom, and participatory democracy practitioner. He loves collaborating with skillful teams committed to successfully address and solve the greatest challenges of our time. In 1991, he created a visionary civic engagement and citizen empowerment process and organization called the 5th Medium I.C. (Interactive Communications) with a mission to ignite and unleash the world’s collective genius.

Leveraging OptionFinder, a global leader in interactive keypad meeting technology, he has planned and co-facilitated over 2,500 interactive town halls, summits, conferences, and meetings that engage the public, elected officials, organizations, issue experts, and businesses in a high-performance team relationship to realize the promise and potential of our Democracy.

The long-term vision and goal is to transform our cultures of dialogue, Democracy, and decision making into ones founded on collaboration and teamwork. He is the Program Champion of a game-changing, scalable and sustainable, civic-engagement and community-building ecosystem program entitled: The American Focus – where together, we are the evolution of the American Revolution.

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Date(s) - 01/11/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UCSC Extension Silicon Valley