The Business Connect application period is now open! Applications will be accepted November 17, 2014 through April 30, 2015. Apply on the Host Committee's website today!
Business Connect links the Bay Area's diverse business community to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl 50. The program’s goal is to increase opportunities for minority, women, disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender owned business enterprises to conduct Super Bowl business, as well as to support individual business growth through networking events and educational programs.
Consider a supercomputer so fast and powerful that it generates simulated models to better understand everything from irregular human heartbeats to earthquakes. Picture tiny brain implants that can restore sight and possibly memory. Or what about the world’s largest laser, with powerful beams,zooming rocket-like across three football fields—research that could lead to future sources of clean energy?
This is the world inside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a national security lab 50 miles east of San Francisco.
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There's a great event this September that should be on your radar.
TEDxLivermore will be a day of inspiring, reflective talks with a purpose. Like TED events, TEDx are community-organized efforts to promote ideas worth spreading. At TEDxLivermore, our talented roster of speakers from GoldieBlox, the California Academy of Sciences, Tomorrow Makers and other places will talk about creativity, sharing their own aha! moment of creative discovery and its impact. We are all creative creatures, but sometimes need a little inspiration to unlock our potential. With the theme "Uncork Your Creativity," TEDxLivermore may help do just that.
Some of the speakers include:
TEDxLivermore will take place on September 20 at Las Positas College. You can buy tickets at www.tedxlivermore.com. For more information on speakers, or on TEDx events in general, check out the web site.
Hope to see you there!
Mission: Developing and Support Sustainable, Replicable and Scalable Programs to Prepare Students for College and Careers in the 21st Century
Regionalism and Advocacy: Innovation Tri-Valley Education Committee includes leaders from education, business and political offices all working together to advocate and create strong regional programs to prepare students for a 21st Century workforce.
View the PowerPoint presentation from February 14, 2014 here ».
Thank you for all your contributions to the Live More, Save More Program! For those of you who were unable to attend the Intern Celebration, I would like to express my gratitude for your involvement in The Capacity Project Energy Internship. Here is a link to pictures from the event on Dropbox. The student internship has definitely contributed to the program's success. Below are some program results which we can all be proud of:
Way to go team!
WattzOn, Energy Coach and Analyst
I've been part of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group for quite some time now, nearly from the beginning. As board member and sponsor of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce, it's been interesting to watch this organization get started, grow legs, and start to run.
I'm an internet marketing consultant with my company, WSI Smart Solutions. We work with businesses who are struggling to get found on the search engines, like Google, so it's been a natural fit to be part of the ITVLG As part of the growing community of people and businesses involved with ITVLG, they are bringing the educational systems in the Tri-Valley region together with business leaders, to make sure that the educational needs of our youth meet the business needs for employment in the future.
By bridging the gap between STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) education, and pairing it with the needs of the businesses that are moving into the area, makes this a win-win for everyone involved. The educational system is better able to provide the educational structure, from the very beginning in elementary school, and meet the needs of the businesses for decades into the future.
As an educator myself, I too teach "high tech" information to business owners, consultants and employers in the Bay Area, through my own internet marketing training academy, the Bay Area Search Engine Academy. Technology changes so quickly that's it's difficult to keep up with everything, and any high tech job will be obsolete in a short amount of time as new technologies replace the old.
Keeping the educational system fresh and current with today's ever-changing systems is crucial for attracting and retaining high quality employees and employers. By having a rich business environment with a fantastic area to live in (the Tri-Valley region), this attracts more people, more money is spent locally, and we become a hub for California and the world.
By being part of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group, I feel that we are building a better future not only for the area, but for the world. I can't wait to get there!
The Contra Costa Council, Innovation Tri-Valley and the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch program to hear about the state of the state's economy. Assembly Member Joan Buchanan and State Controller John Chiang will be speaking during this event.
Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot, and it can be done online on the Contra Costa Council registration page, or by downloading the flyer and faxing it back to them.
Friday, February 22, 2013
11:30 a.m. - Registration
12:00 noon - Lunch program
Four Points Sheraton
5115 Hopyard Road (map)
As part of its ongoing commitment to total health, Kaiser Permanente provided more than $808 million to support community programs across Northern California in 2011. Videos and stories about the people who benefit from these investments are featured in a new annual report that illustrates Kaiser Permanente's focus on making a direct impact with its own programs in Northern California.
Read the annual report »
Through its own programs and with community partners supporting the safety net of community clinics and public hospitals creating healthy environments to help people eat better and move more advancing health knowledge for the future of health care.
To see the report and learn more about Kaiser Permanente's community investments, visit kp.org/communitybenefit/ncal.
The Top500 List of supercomputers now lists the United States as having the fastest supercomputer in the world, the first time it can claim that record since 2009. The 96 racks of equipment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California holds the IBM "Sequoia" supercomputer.
It is capable of 16.32 petaflops which means that in one hour, it could calculate what is approximately equivalent to giving a calculator to 6.7 billion people (slightly less than the population of the world) and giving them 320 years to make the equivalent calculations.
Dave Turek, vice president of high performance computing systems at IBM said that the Sequoia system is about 1/10 the size of Fujitsu’s K computer (the previous fastest supercomputer), uses considerably less energy and has “remarkable reliability.”
He said, "The computer can do two billion calculations per second with 1 watt of energy. If you look at your PC today, that microprocessor in there is probably consuming 100 to 150 watts.”
Read the full Washington Post article, IBM’s ‘Sequoia’ unseats Fujitsu; tops the list as fastest supercomputer.
The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a video contest to show why "Livermore Schools Rock". One winner will be chosen from each of the following categories:
The winning videos will be shown at the September 2012 Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, posted on the chamber and Innovation Tri-Valley website, used as promotional pieces for the schools, city, and region, and potentially screened at the Vine Theater in Downtown Livermore.
Submitted videos will be judged anonymously by a panel of professionals from the film industry, including:
Entries must be received by August 31, 2012 and must be in MP4 or H.264 format with a maximum length of three minutes, including credits. They can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Chamber office:
Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Video Contest
2157 1st Street
Livermore, CA 94550
For more information contact Dale Eldridge Kaye at the Chamber office by calling 925-447-1606 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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