IVN is pleased to announce that IVN Chairman Eric Benhamou was awarded the 2007 David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award, presented by Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, on February 2, 2007 at their annual 2007 State of the Valley Conference in San Jose, CA.
The Packard Award is presented annually to a person who brings an entrepeneurial, cross-boundaries, problem-solving approach to Silicon Valley's challenges. The recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley's legendary pioneer who set the highest standard for civic engagement.
John Morgridge, Chairman of Cisco, presented the award to Eric in front of the 1,400 attendees. Former Vice President Al Gore gave the keynote address about the climate crisis and the role of businesses to provide alternative clean technologies that decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.