Location: Engineering 189
Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.), center director for NASA Ames Research Center. He leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center’s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.