The 5th Annual CHURCHILLS, held on September 24th, 2015, was a magical event that highlighted excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration, and social benefit, for the purpose of inspiring others.
Honorees were selected by the Churchill Club Academy, a group of over 700 innovation community members made up of industry leaders and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, students, faculty, and members of the press.
Each inspiring honoree shared their perspectives and insights about what is needed to innovate, lead, collaborate, and contribute to the greater good.
Legendary Silicon Valley advisor and author Geoffrey Moore acted as master of ceremonies for one extraordinary evening that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The areas of excellence are:
LEGENDARY LEADER: For inspirational leadership & contributions to others' innovation & success
Spirit of the award: "Couldn't have done it without you"
The 2015 Legendary Leader Award is presented to: ANDY GROVE, Former Chairman & CEO, Intel. Participating with Mr. Grove will be Ben Horowitz, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz.
MAGICAL TEAM: For collaborative breakthroughs resulting in an irresistible product
Spirit of the award: "You guys nailed it"
The 2015 Magical Team Award is presented to: PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS. Accepting on behalf of the Pixar Animation Studios team will be Ed Catmull, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Participating with Mr. Catmull will be Geoffrey Moore.
GAME CHANGER: For indispensable technology and business innovation
Spirit of the award: "You changed how things are done or viewed and there's no going back"
The 2015 Game Changer Award is presented to: LINKEDIN. Accepting on behalf of LinkedIn will be Allen Blue, Co-founder, LinkedIn. Participating with Mr. Blue will be Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
GLOBAL BENEFACTOR: For irrepressible vision and positive impact on society
Spirit of award: "Thanks for thinking big"
The 2015 Global Benefactor Award is presented to: ELIZABETH HOLMES, Founder and CEO, Theranos. Participating with Ms. Holmes will be Channing Robertson, Stanford University.