Silicon Valley Business Journal | Kurzweil, Warrior, 2 others join Silicon Valley’s tech hall of fame

June 5, 2013

Silicon Valley Business Journal — June 5, 2013 | Cromwell Schubarth

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Four Silicon Valley luminaries are joining SVForum’s version of the region’s tech hall of fame: Google engineering chief and futurist Ray Kurzweil, Cisco Systems Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior, XPrize founder Peter Diamandis and Lean Startups advocate Steve Blank.

The annual invitation-only SVForum Visionaries gala reception has honored a Who’s Who of tech and venture investment since 1998, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk,Marc Andreessen, John Doerr and Jerry Yang.

SVForum Executive Director Chris Gill and Chairperson Debra Magid of IBM Ventures announced the honorees in a video interview that accompanies this story.

Kurzweil, 65, has been a prolific inventor and author who joined Google last year and won the country’s top industry award, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, in 1999. [...]