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Catch Hector Ruiz at Squaw Valley Institute event

Hector Ruiz

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Who: Former CEO of AMD and Author, Hector Ruiz

What: A discussion on life, leadership, innovation and fair competition

When: April 19, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Olympic Village Lodge


TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hector Ruiz, a 20-year Silicon Valley mogul in microchip technology, will speak at the Olympic Village Lodge on April 19 during the next Squaw Valley Institute event.

Ruiz will focus on life, leadership, innovation, and fair competition. Ruiz’s recent book, “Slingshot: AMD’s Fight to Free An Industry From the Ruthless Grip of Intel,” focuses on the $1.25 billion settlement that Intel paid to AMD regarding Intel’s predatory business practices while elaborating on his humble upbringing as well as advice and lessons learned from relatives and teachers. Ruiz has also worked for Texas Instruments and Motorola.

Ruiz was born and raised in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. As a teenager, Ruiz crossed the U.S. border to Texas on a daily basis in order to attend high school. He is a supporter of a legal path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants and an open critic of the H-1B Visa, which allows U.S. companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

The event will be held at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m. with following Q&A session. After the event, Squaw Valley Institute will be offering an all inclusive, three-course dinner with Hector Ruiz at Graham’s.

Event tickets are $15. Dinner and event ticket package for $75 (limited availability/menu TBD).


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$150 Individual: Admission to all events*, priority seating, and exclusive event notification for one person. $300+ Family: Admission to all events*, priority seating, and exclusive event notification for a family of two to four. Add $25 extra for each additional family member. $500 Business: Logo placement on website, announcement with link on Facebook, recognition in monthly e-news, admission to all events* for up to four employees, and exclusive event notification. $1000 Society of Fellows: SVI Fellows are the most committed donor members offering support to SVI through contributions above the standard membership level. Society of Fellows members receive invitations to private receptions and other exclusive opportunities, and are entitled to attend all regular SVI events (limited dinner lectures and fundraisers included) with a guest free of charge. These benefits are in addition to the regular benefits of membership.

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