"In a thought-provoking manner, Skip Vaccarello provides a collection of amazing stories of leaders who have found God in Silicon Valley…one of the most influential but anti-God places on Earth." Pat Gelsinger VMware CEO
Pat Gelsinger
VMware CEO

Skip Vaccarello

As a C-level Silicon Valley business executive, entrepreneur, and person of faith, I am available nationwide to give insightful, motivational talks at businesses, conferences, community organizations, schools and universities, and churches.

Topics include:


  • Effective Leadership
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurial Insights
  • Ethics and Business
  • Perspectives on Silicon Valley


  • Christian Leadership
  • Faith and Work
  • Lifestyle Evangelism
  • Discerning God’s Will
  • Faith in Silicon Valley


— January 22, 2019 — 
Dutch Goose, Menlo Park, CA

– April 5, 2019 –
Connect Silicon Valley
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA
7:00 – 8:30 pm

– March 23, 2018 –
Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
Investing to Make a Difference
7:00 – 8:30 pm

– November 6, 2018 –
Faith and Work
Panel Member
7:00 – 8:30 pm

– January 2017-
YEDC — visiting French Christians entrepreneurs & leaders
San Francisco, CA
“Faith in Silicon Valley”

– February 19, 2017 –
Abundant Life Assembly of God
10100 N Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA
A talk at the Sunday gathering — Finding God

 – March 31, 2017 –
Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
Emcee the annual event titled Finding Joy in a Challenging World

– April 9, 2017 –
Convergence House of Prayer
Fremont, CA
A Talk to a Workplace Fellowship Gathering

Caritas — Scholars and Social Entrepreneurship Program
(Alma Heights Christian High School annual dinner)

Half Moon Bay, CA
Keynote Talk

– May 10, 2017 –
Asbury College
Talk to Visiting College of Communications Students

 – June 23, 2017 –
New Canaan Society (Southeastern MA)
Franklin Country Club
Meeting the Challenge

 – September 12, 2017 –
Visiting Christian CEOs from Germany, Asia, and South America
A Welcome Address on Faith in Silicon Valley
Burlingame, CA

  – September 29, 2017 –
San Francisco
Meeting the Challenge

– October 11, 2017 –
Soul, Food, Family
A Talk to Visiting Chinese Scholars from Stanford
Palo Alto CA

– January 2016 –
Catholic Professional Association
San Jose, CA
“Finding God in Silicon Valley”

– January 2016 –
Alma Heights Christian High School
A talk at the student assembly:  “Finding God in Silicon Valley”

– February 2016 –
SVPB Networking Event
Emcee this quarterly event.

– February 2016 –
8×8, Santa Clara, CA
A talk to the assembled Christian Fellowship Group –
Finding God in Silicon Valley.

– March 4, 2016 –
Indonesian Evangelical Church, San Jose, CA
A talk to speak to college-age students and young professionals.
Topic:  “Living out Faith in at School and Work.”

– March 8, 2016 –
William Jessup University Business Forum
Skip will give a talk titled:  “Ethics in Business:  Is this Even Possible?”

– March 9, 2016 –
William Jessup University
A university-wide assembly talk on integrating faith at school and work.

– April 1, 2016 –
Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, Santa Clara, CA
Emcee the annual event titled “Finding Your Why.”

– April, 12 2016 –
Gilroy Presbyterian Church, Gilroy CA
A Sunday morning sermon on faith in work.

– May 19, 2016 –
Sovereign’s Capital Annual Meeting, Menlo Park, CA
“Finding God in Silicon Valley” — comments on Silicon Valley and what God is doing in the region

– August 28, 2016 –
New Beginnings Community Church
1425 Springer Road, Mountain View, CA
“Finding God” Message

– September 7, 2016 –
East-West Bookstore
324 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
“Finding God in Silicon Valley” talk and book signing
Time: 7:30pm

– October 13, 2016 –
Integrity Resource Center
Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS
“Finding God in Silicon Valley” Message & Faith Story

– November 16, 2016 –
Los Altos History Museum
Catch the Spirit event
51 So. San Antonio Road – Los Altos, CA
Talk and book signing

– November 22, 2016 –
Peninsula Bible Church
Cupertino CA
Sopke to a gathering of men’s small groups
“Helping People Find God”

 – December 16, 2016 –
New Canaan Society (NCS)
Location: The Cafe
700B Chestnut Lane, Menlo Park, CA
“Helping People Find God”

– April, 2015 –
Gatekeepers Conference, Oakland CA
Participated in a panel discussion led by Kelly Wright of Fox News.
Topic: Faith and work.

– October, 2015 –
Analog Conference at Venture Church, Los Gatos, CA
Talk on insights from research and interviews for the book and blog “Finding God in Silicon Valley.”

– October, 2015 –
Cisco, San Jose, CA
A talk to the Christian Fellowship group.
Finding God in Silicon Valley.

– November 2015 –
Google, Mountain View, CA
A talk to the Christian Fellowship Group.
Finding God in Silicon Valley.

– November 2015 –
Christian Entrepreneurs Association, Burlingame, CA
Discussed my personal journey of faith and the integration of faith and work.

– December 2015 –
LinkedIn, Mountain View, CA
A talk to the Christian Fellowship Group.
Finding God in Silicon Valley.

– December 2015 –
Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA
A talk sponsored by the Apple Christian Fellowship Group.
Finding God in Silicon Valley.

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