Thursday, December 1, 2005


Tonight Christine and I went to the Churchill Club's 20th celebration. For those of you not in Silicon Valley, it is a nonprofit organization that provides the leading forum on business and technology to over 5,000 members.

It was founded by Tony Perkins, my co-founder for GoingOn Networks, and Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes. It's very cool how both of them started this forum twenty years ago and how it has not only lasted but has remained a strong organization.

The evening's program was a conversation with Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel, and moderated by Moira Gunn, host of NPR's "TechNation." I thought Paul Otellini was excellent in his insights and answers to Gunn's questions. Tonight's event was almost a celebration of Intel in Silicon Valley since the Churchill Club's first speaker back in 1985 was co-founder and first CEO of Intel, Robert Noyce.

At the table next to us was Andy Grove, co-founder and long-time CEO of Intel, and Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel's board and former CEO. It's amazing to think about the impact that Intel has had over the past 35 years on innovation, technology, and our lives.

Anyway, it was a good event and Christine and I enjoyed ourselves. More from the Churchill Club literature:

The Churchill Club was founded in 1985 by Rich Karlgaard, now publisher of Forbes magazine, and Tony Perkins, now Founder & Editor In Chief, AlwaysOn. Together, Tony, Rich, and a group of friends built an organization dedicated to producing programs where "important people say important things". The first Churchill Club program in November 1985 featured Intel's co-founder and first CEO, Robert Noyce, as the speaker.

Now, twenty years later as Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, we are pleased to present Intel's fifth CEO, Paul Otellini, as the featured speaker for this milestone event.

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