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2024 Engineers’ Week Banquet and Hall of Fame Ceremony

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keynote: Dr. Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia

Banquet with Dr. Ronjon Nag, Inventor, Investor, Professor, Stanford University


* 5:00PM Reception and No-Host Bar
* 6:00PM Move to Dining Hall
* 6:30 PM SVEC President’s Welcome
* 6:45 PM Dinner with Friends
* 7:30 PM Keynote
* 8:00 PM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
* 8:30 PM Keeper of the Flame Awards
* 8:45 PM Education/Scholarship Awards
* 9:00PM Program Close

Price $95-1050, more detail and tickets at:

Silicon Valley Engineering Council E-Week Annual Banquet (SVEC-CA)
Join us for an exciting evening at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Santa Clara Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA. The SVEC-CA Annual Banquet is a must-attend event for engineering enthusiasts, professionals, and students alike.

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents the 34th annual Engineers Week Banquet and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony recognizes local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology, and for significant contributions to the community.

The Panel of eminent Judges of 2024 Hall-Of-Fame inductee Selection Committee (led by Stan Myers, Former Chairman and CEO SEMI –global), have chosen Dr. Ronjon Nag as the 2024 Hall of Fame inductee. He has scored highest on all categories of yardsticks. Judges are Art Zafaripoulo, Dick Elkus, Andy Ramans, William Hadaya and Stan Myers.

Dr. Ronjon Nag, Adjunct Professor-Genetics, Stanford University, School of Medicine, and Founder, Chairman R-42 Group. He is a Global Technology Pioneer, a serial entrepreneur and winner of the 2015 Verizon $1MM Powerful Answers prize (Start-Up Bounce Imaging in 2015) Which has enabled Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Smartphones and Medicine.
A sample list of his hugely successful enterprises:
– Founder of Lexicus (sold to Motorola)
– Created handwriting/voice recognition & text prediction;
– Founder of Cellmania, (sold to BlackBerry)
– Created mobile app sores, Advisor to Vocal-IQ
– Founder of Wolfson, (sold to Apple)
– Founder of Agemica.ai, speech recognition dialogue systems;
– Created a vaccine for aging using AI; and more

The banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker:
Val Miftakhov is Founder and CEO of ZeroAvia, Inc., a California company developing the world’s first practical zero emission aviation powertrain. Val is a serial cleantech entrepreneur who knows how to scale technology for use by existing transportation industries. His previous company eMotorWerks has developed the world’s leading platform for EV battery aggregation to provide grid services, and was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, Val held a number of senior business and product positions at Google and McKinsey & Company, and was a nuclear researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was a two-time winner of Russian Nationwide Physics competitions. In his spare time, Val makes good use of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.

We want all to know about a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty as well. We have a $500 scholarship for outstanding high school students who are pursuing STEM careers. Apply here

In addition, we also have a $1000 award for outstanding K-12 faculty:

We have a $1000 scholarship for outstanding college students who are pursuing STEM careers at either a community college or a 4-year institution. The link is below


February 20
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Delta Hotels by Marriott Santa Clara Silicon Valley
2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95054 us