GABA NorCal builds programs on the strengths of both Germany and Silicon Valley. Event and program participants will increase their insight, knowledge and capabilities, connect with thought leaders, peers and experts, and create partnerships and synergies with each other.
We curate current, relevant and cutting edge events and programs within the following focus topics:
New Technologies and Innovation
Innovation is at the core of Silicon Valley with its cutting edge technologies and disruptive business models. The region attracts technical and creative talent from around the world, powering research, entrepreneurship and investment. A constant exchange of people and ideas generates success and reaches into many other strong entrepreneurial clusters.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), 5G, Blockchain, Fintech, Quantum Computing, Cloud/SaaS, …
Smart Infrastructure and Mobility
California and Germany are global leaders in the development and rollout of new technologies and services, providing cutting-edge, sustainable mobility solutions. Both places provide unrivaled access to resources in the fields of hardware and software engineering, funding, operations, and public policy – core to creating new standards for moving the masses.
Automotive, Transportation & Logistics, Autonomous Driving, Micromobility, Smart Cities, Renewable Energy & Storage, Building Technologies, Cleantech, …
Communication, Media and Entertainment
California is a global icon in film, music, gaming and communications. This rich topic combines creative talent, advanced technology, and the application of virtual and augmented reality beyond the entertainment industry. Media content can also raise critical issues relating to intellectual property, privacy, and even cybersecurity.
Digital/Social Media, Data & Security, Content Generation, Gaming & Music, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Digital Art, Film Industry, …
Life Sciences and Digital Health
Germany and California are both global leaders in life sciences and digital health, the growth of which has accelerated during the pandemic. These disciplines focus on solving world hunger, fighting diseases, supporting an aging society, and improving mental health and the general well-being of societies. Building a healthy future together is critical.
Digital Health, Telemedicine, Biotech, Pharma, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Food from the Lab, AgTech, Bioelectronics, Pandemic Research, …
Leadership, Human Capital and Future of Work
Accelerated change requires visionary leadership and an adaptive workforce. World-class organizations are competing for top talent. Today’s transatlantic leaders need to navigate disruptive technologies, new business models and new competitors in a multicultural context that shapes new ways of working.
Top Talent Attraction, Leadership & Career Development, CSR (Corporate & Social Responsibility), Diversity, Workplace California, Living a “Double-Life”, …
Forums and Circles
In GABA’s peer groups, participants strengthen their networks, mentor and support each other, collaborate, and pay it forward. Some groups are exclusive or invitation only. GABA NorCal currently offers the following Forums and Circles:
- Executive Circle
- Women in Business
- Innovation Forum
- VC & Entrepreneurship
GABA Expert Leaders
GABA’s experts and leaders bring all of the core topics and interest groups to life with highly curated events and programming. Are you passionate in an area that fits in GABA’s programs? If you are interested in developing content for GABA events and programs, please contact us.