Alabama Holiday Party - Vestavia, AL
Wednesday, December 5
Tennessee Holiday Party - Nashville, TN
Wednesday, December 5
Virginia & DC Holiday Party - Washington, DC
Thursday, December 6
North & South Carolina Holiday Party - Greenville, SC
Thursday, December 6
Texas Holiday Party - Dallas, Texas
Friday, December 7
Florida Holiday Party - Tampa, Florida
Thursday, December 13
California Holiday Party - San Francisco, CA
Friday, December 14
The SEALA Academy is a 10-day immersion in a demanding environment. It is a leadership boot camp whose watchwords are purpose, authenticity, character, values. You will need all your skill to master the high refinements of leadership arts. But you will need all your courage to go deep in exploring your default reaction to authority – how to manage the stress of handling systems – your true ability to work with power – before, as a leader, you can fulfill your potential and promise.
SEALA is not all lectures and general theory. Plenary learning sessions alternate with breakout groups facilitated by experienced businesspeople, seasoned practitioners from around the world. Every idea is up for discussion; every lesson is tested against experience to prove its worth. SEALA focuses on the real-life applications of leadership skills especially seen against the developing needs of South East Asia today.
Our aim is not 10 days of “chalk-and-talk” and a handsome certificate at the end of the office wall. Our aim is a transformation of business and society in South East Asia.
Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your SEALA membership, but more importantly, they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the SEALA network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.
To register, please complete the following online form and we will email you an invoice with payment instructions.
The 3rd Annual BOSS program is set for the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, SC. Indulge in Charleston’s southern culture, numerous boutiques and culinary delights during this engaging two-day program. This year’s theme centers around women taking care of themselves, from wellness to laughter to the SIBF sisterhood. Susan Simons (SC) will host BOSS attendees at her wonderful home for a memorable evening of Southern hospitality and food.
Program details and speakers are being confirmed, but Dr. Lyda Lindell (FL) and Metta Murdaya (NY, '18), Co-Founder and President of JUARA Skincare, are tentatively planning on participating. A self-defense introduction also is being considered. Let the planning committee know your thoughts on speakers and topics.
BOSS is open to all SIBF female members and spouses/partners. This program presents an excellent opportunity to introduce potential female members to SIBF.
Age of the Machines: Demystifying Machine Learning
Machine learning and AI is the latest buzzword that has captured Silicon Valley’s imagination. What is the impact this technology will have on the economy, jobs, life-style and our humanity? Leading investors, entrepreneurs and experts who are at the cutting edge of this field will engage in a compelling discussion. Topics would include applications of AI such as autonomous cars, the next conceptual leaps in this field such as unlabeled learning and the ethical implications of AI.
3D: Diagnostics, Data and Digital: Healthcare’s New Future
As America and the world struggles with healthcare costs and an ageing demographics, technologies that are revolutionizing health care are coming of age. From Point of care diagnostics that brings the lab to your friendly retail store or even to your cellphone to discoveries in genomic therapies that are seeking a breakthrough to deadly diseases by cracking the code of life, technology is an ally - bringing down costs while delivering superior value. An expert panel shares some of the exciting trends in healthcare.
Making Disruptive Innovation work for Corporate America
The valley has long been an island. Innovation happened in garage start-ups with maverick founders in the virtual world. Corporate America recognized innovators by buying them out. Efforts to repeat the valley magic in the corporate offices have invariably failed. New technologies have increasingly linked the real world to the virtual world. Corporates have reached out to work with innovative start-ups to engage with disruptive technologies at their inception. Corporate venturing is a new trend in the valley. The pioneers of corporate venturing talk about examples how corporate America is leveraging the valley.