San Jose Keynote Speaker
Inspirational keynote speaker, writer and entrepreneur, James Taylor is a well-known specialist in innovation, artificial intelligence, creativity, leadership and marketing. He travels all over the world, from San Jose to Singapore, to deliver highly insightful and humorous keynote presentations in front of a large diversity of international audiences coming from multiple industries. From the US and South America to Asia, and from Europe and Africa to the Middle East, Taylor helps individuals and organizations unlock their creativity, market, monetize and speed up innovation, and adapt to change.
He has an MBA in international business and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an institution boasting with past members such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. Taylor was the winner of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and the S.D. Southern Awards. In the last 20 years he worked with large international companies such as Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, he provided one-on-one coaching to many highly talented individuals, including rock-stars, corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs and writers. His accomplishments as an inspirational keynote speaker made him a prominent figure in a variety of media outlets. He was also the subject of a BBC documentary, in which his life and exceptional career as an author, entrepreneur and global keynote speaker were showcased.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
San Jose, California has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Convention Centre Inn & Suites, on S 2nd St.
Premier Business Centres, on N 1st St.
Rockefeller Group Business Centre, on S Winchester Blvd.
San Jose Marriott, on S Market St.
San Jose McEnery Convention Centre, on W San Carlos St.
Silicon Valley Business Centre, on Camden Ave.
General Information about San Jose for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over one million inhabitants, San Jose is the most populous city in Northern California, the third largest city in the state of California and the tenth largest one in the United States. It is considered the capital city of Silicon Valley, the world’s most important technology and innovation centre, and hosts the headquarters of some of the most famous high-tech companies from the globe, including PayPal, eBay, Adobe Systems, Samsung, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Acer and Cadence Design System. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, and has the 3rd highest GDP in the world. Besides being a world-leading technology and business centre, San Jose is also well-known as a cultural hub, famous for museums such as the San Jose Museum of Art, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, the History Park San Jose, the Portuguese Historical Museum and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Moreover, it houses other major cultural institutions such as the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Opera San Jose, the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley and the American Musical Theatre of San Jose. The city is also renowned as an educational hub, hosting excellent universities and colleges like the San Jose State University, the Silicon Valley University, and the International Technological University.
The City as a Conference Destination
San Jose, California, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: the GPU Technology Conference, one of the largest conferences focused on the latest trends and advances in information technology from California; the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, another important technology event; the MarTech Expo, a meeting point for national and international experts in digital marketing; the Medical Wearables Annual Conference and Exhibition, exploring the latest developments in business, technology and healthcare; the Global Teaching Conference, one of the most important conferences about educational practices from the United States; and the Women in Technology Summit, an event dedicated to innovative women leaders in technological fields.
San Jose Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in San Jose, California, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Orchestria Palm Court Restaurant (+1 408-288-5606), an upscale restaurant serving a large variety of modern American dishes; Ludwig’s German Table (+1 408-771-9871), one of the best German restaurants in the city, famous for its outdoor beer garden; Le Papillon (+1 408-296-3730), a luxurious French restaurant offering a large selection of gourmet dishes as well as over 500 types of excellent wines; Scott’s Seafood (+1 408-971-1700), an amazing locale specializing in seafood dishes; and the Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café (+1 408-294-2694), a fantastic vegan restaurant renowned for its craft beers and organic juices.
San Jose Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in San Jose, California, including: the Winchester Mystery House, an imposing mansion constructed in 1884 and famous for its architectural curiosities; the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, a museum showcasing a large number of artifacts from Ancient Egypt as well as several well-preserved mummies; the Sunol Regional Wilderness, an almost 7,000 acres park offering numerous possibilities for hiking, camping and swimming; and the Tech Museum of Innovation, an amazing museum dedicated to the latest developments in science and technology, with a large number of interactive exhibits as well and an excellent IMAX theatre.