Business, Labor, Education and Government Leaders Join Newsom in Unveiling Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California


The press conference and panel discussions will be broadcast live on Friday, July 29th beginning at 11 a.m. via webcast at

Tomorrow, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will be joined by over 200 business, labor, education and government leaders as he unveils an aggressive economic growth and competitiveness agenda for California. The event, co-hosted by Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), will take place at Wyse Technology in San Jose, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The press conference begins at 11am. See below for media registration details.

"For more than ten years, the state of California has lacked a strategic, statewide economic plan. And in the last decade, we have reaped the bitter consequences," said Lt. Governor Newsom. "This agenda represents a strategic shift, which won't be easy, and it will depend on each of us taking part."

Following the press conference, there will be two panel discussions on key aspects of the plan. The first panel "Silicon Valley CEOs Speak Up," moderated by Carl Guardino (SVLG), will feature Kevin Surace (Serious Energy), Rami Branitzky (SAP), Alan Salzman (VantagePoint Capital Partners), David Cush (Virgin America) and Timothy Guertin (Varian Medical Systems).

The second panel, "Statewide Civic Leaders Respond," moderated by SF Chronicle's Andrew S. Ross, will feature the Honorable Mayor Chuck Reed (City of San Jose), Kate Collier (Bank of America Merrill Lynch/San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation), Tarkan Maner (Wyse), Eddie Northen (UPS/Orange County Business Council) and Steve Currall(UC Davis Graduate School of Management).

Lt. Governor Newsom will participate in both panels.

The press conference and panel discussions will be broadcast live via webcast at

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
Tarkan Maner, President and CEO, Wyse Technology
Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Business, Labor and Education leaders

Friday, July 29, 2011
Press Conference: 11 am (Credentialed Media Only. Arrive by 10:45 am)
Panel Discussions: Noon – 2 pm

Wyse Technology
3471 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA

This event is open to invitees and credentialed media only. If you are a member of the media interested in covering the press conference and panel discussions, please RSVP by visiting The discount code is "press".

Designated media parking will be available.


About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 345 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley.

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.