Silicon Valley Pioneer Judy Estrin to Receive 2010 GIL (Growth, Innovation and Leadership) Award from Frost & Sullivan

Jul 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, is pleased to announce Judy Estrin as one of this year's 2010 GIL (Growth, Innovation and Leadership) Award recipients.  The Award will be conferred on Estrin at the firm's annual GIL 2010: Silicon Valley event, taking place September 12-14, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.



Estrin will address the audience of senior-level executives on Monday, September 13, 2010, where she will discuss the importance of rebalancing our national innovation ecosystem to both future economic growth as well as meeting the global challenges we face.

"We are pleased to present this award to a true industry leader, one who has worked consistently over the course of her career to contribute to the advancement of her industry through three essential elements – growth, innovation and leadership," said David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan.

GIL 2010: Silicon Valley gathers today's leading visionaries, innovators and thought leaders to engage in candid discussions focused on rethinking and strengthening their companies' growth strategies.

Estrin is currently CEO of JLabs, LLC, formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC. Considered a pioneer of Silicon Valley, she is the author of Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy, published in September 2008. Prior to co-founding Packet Design in May 2000, Estrin was chief technology officer for Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1981, Estrin co-founded three other successful technology companies: Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, and Precept Software. In 1998, Cisco Systems acquired Precept, and she became Cisco's chief technology officer until April 2000.

Estrin was named three times to FORTUNE magazine's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She sits on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company and FedEx Corporation, as well as the privately held Packet Design, Inc. She also sits on the advisory councils of Stanford's School of Engineering and Stanford's Bio-X initiative. She holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

GIL 2010: Silicon Valley is value-packed with extraordinary networking opportunities, interactive think tanks, and industry and career breakout sessions focused around developing a visionary perspective for the future; CEOs and their management teams will engage and inspire one another, sharing best practices, tools and strategies they can put to work in building a solid growth strategy.  GIL 2010: Silicon Valley is a "must-attend" for any organization serious about improving its performance in growth, innovation and leadership.

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If you are interested in sponsorship and media partnership opportunities, or would like additional information on how attending GIL 2010: Silicon Valley or any other of the firm's GIL Global programs can support your business objectives, please contact Brian Denker, Vice President & Global Head – Growth, Innovation and Leadership, at, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website and country.

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