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Q: Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: prsfca-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 18 Feb 2004 12:17 PST
Expires: 19 Mar 2004 12:17 PST
Question ID: 308042
I am looking for information on an organization called, I believe:
"The Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable". Bits of information like
who are the members; what companies do they work for; biographies of
the members, if available. Thanks!
Subject: Re: Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 18 Feb 2004 14:05 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello prsfca-ga: 

I can't find an organization with the name the "Silicon Valley
Treasurer's Roundtable." But I believe I found the organization you're
seeking, "The Silicon Valley Roundtable," a.k.a. SVRT.

Go to the SVRT's homepage at:

This organization is part of NABE:
The National Association of Business Economics.

Going back to The Silicon Valley Roundtable at:

At that page scroll down that page to a long list of speakers and
their titles and affiliations. They include Mary Daly from the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco, James Van Horne, a professor of
Business at Stanford, and Karl Poellinger, CEO at Tech Advice.

On that page, at the right, see the yellow Post-it note icons. When
you go through the list of speakers, click on the Post-it note icon
that corresponds to that speaker.

The Post-It notes with blue push-pins have fairly comprehensive
biographies of the speakers. When you click a Post-it icon with a blue
thumbtack (or push-pin tack), it brings up a pdf biography of that
speaker and some information about his or her company or institute.
(It seems many of the guest speakers also belong to NABE and/or SVRT.)

The Post-It icons with red push-pins are slides of that specific SVRT
meeting, along with the speaker's bio. Some of those icons with red
pins, the ones that link to slides, are slow to load, or won't load,
but most of the ones I clicked on came up just fine.

But, for instance, I couldn't get the pdf link for the bio/slides of
speaker Ken Jacobson (of Lockheed Martin) to load by clicking on that
icon, but I was able to find his SVRT bio -- apparently the same
material as the pdf archived at SVRT's site --  via a Web search:
It turns out he's the Senior Arms Control Analyst for Lockheed Martin. 

At this page, "General Info,"
You'll see members of the board for the Silicon Valley Roundtable,
including the aforementioned Ken Jacobson of Lockheed Martin, Jerome
Svigals from the Smart Card Institute, and Anne Wenzel of

At that page you'll see that many of those names and their
corresponding companies are clickable. Clicking on the company names
will take you to those companies homepages.

Let me know if you think this is the organization you're seeking, and
I'll re-post this as an answer and try to find some more information
about the organization.

If this isn't the organization you meant, then I'll try another
search, or one of my colleagues may be able to find just what you


Clarification of Answer by nancylynn-ga on 18 Feb 2004 14:12 PST
Oops! I stupidly posted this as an answer when I meant to post it as a
"Request For Clarification"!

No matter, if it turns out I'm wrong, we can have this answer removed.
If I'm right, I'll try to learn more about SVRT and post that
additional information for you.

Sorry for my gaffe,

Clarification of Answer by nancylynn-ga on 21 Feb 2004 12:56 PST
Hello again prsfca-ga:

I have found some more information about the Silicon Valley Roundtable
("SVRT"; sometimes referred to as "SVR") for you. What I've learned
makes me even more confident that this is the organization you're
interested in.

Again, if I'm wrong, please post a "Request For Clarification" to that
effect and I'll have the editors remove my "accidental" answer.

SRI Business Consulting has a good nutshell description of SVRT, at:
"Silicon Valley Roundtable ( is the local chapter of the
National Association of Business Economists (NABE), an association of
individuals who have an interest in business economics, and who want
to utilize the latest economic data and trends to enhance their
ability to make sound business decisions. The March 2003 newsletter is
available in PDF
format on the Silicon Valley Roundtable Web site."

California's "Human Resource Executives Network" lists SVRT among its
networking sources:
(Note that none of these organizations contains the word "Treasurer"
or Treasurers'" in its name.)

The closest thing I could find re: "Treasurers" in conjunction with
"Silicon Valley," is this reference to a "Club Treasurers' Workshop,"
which *appears* to have been a one-time -- or perhaps it's an annual
-- workshop, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the NAIC
(National Association of Investors Corporation):
(Put "Treasurers" in your "Find" feature to find mention of that
workshop. This link is to the January 2003, Volume 13 issue of the
"Silicon Chapter Newsletter.")

I really don't think this "Club Treasurers Workshop" is what you're
seeking, but I am noting it because it's the only hit I got using
"Treasurers" in my search strings.

Enhancing my feeling that the workshop isn't what you wanted:
According the "Better Investing" site at:
"The NAIC is teaches individuals how to become successful strategic
long-term investors. NAIC investors use fundamental analysis to study
common stocks and mutual funds."

So, I'm pretty certain that the Silicon Valley Roundtable, a.k.a. the
SVRT or SVR -- with its emphasis on business law, economics, and
technology and how all these elements interact, and businesses related
to technology, etc.  --  is indeed the organization you're seeking.
The SVRT certainly has a prestigious roster of members and guest
speakers, and it is listed in several professional networking guides
for the Silicon Valley region.

Again, please review my findings, then post a response so that I know
if I've given you the incorrect or correct answer. I again apologize
for pasting what was meant to be a "Request For Clarification" as the

Search Strings:

"Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable"
"Silicon Valley Treasurers Roundtable"
"Silicon Valley Roundtable"

prsfca-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Exactly what I wanted!

Subject: Re: Silicon Valley Treasurer's Roundtable
From: nancylynn-ga on 06 Mar 2004 06:07 PST
Glad I was able to find what you needed!

Thank you for the tip.


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