x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Innovation in Technology

This event occurred on
February 3, 2017
San Jose, California
United States

The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation, and TEDx Bellarmine College Preparatory will follow that ideology. You can expect to hear engaging talks ranging from creativity in the classroom, to innovations in cybersecurity, and much more. We have lined up five fantastic speakers who will share their unique perspectives on Innovation in Technology.

Jim Miller VP of Operations | Google
William S. McKiernan President | WSM Capital, LLC
Marcin Kleczynski CEO | Malwarebytes
Kevin McMahon '90 Educator and Olympian | BCP
Michael Hurlston SVP and GM Mobile Connectivity | Broadcom Corporation

The event begins promptly at 2:15 pm in the Sobrato Theatre. Doors open at 1:45 pm for check-in. An informal reception with refreshments will be held after the event on the second floor of Sobrato.

Students will be required to present their Bellarmine ID for admission.

Ticket sales will close February 3rd at 7:00 am. We expect this event to sell out, so secure your tickets now. Attendees will receive a TEDx t-shirt.

TEDx Bellarmine College Preparatory is a once-in-a-lifetime event, incorporating all aspects of the Bellarmine community. It is co-hosted by Bellarmine's Career and Professional Development and TEDx clubs, with the support of Bellarmine Creative Studios and our Theatre Tech program.

Bellarmine College Preparatory
960 W Hedding St
San Jose, California, 95126
United States
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Bill McKiernan

President of WSM Capital, LLC
Bill McKiernan is President of WSM Capital, LLC, a private equity firm he founded to invest in payment and other technology companies. Prior to founding WSM Capital, Bill founded Cybersource Corporation in 1994. CyberSource became one of the largest payment processors for online business with over 300,000 customers processing over $120 billion per year. In July 2010, Visa Inc. acquired Cybersource for $2 billion. Mr. McKiernan holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Fr. Stephen Privett S.J.

Chancellor of the University of San Francisco
Stephen A. Privett, S.J., is the chancellor of the University of San Francisco (USF). He also serves as the Assistant to Higher Education and for Social Ministries to the Jesuit Provincial Superiors of the Jesuits West Province. Born in San Francisco, Fr. Privett entered the Society of Jesus in 1960 and is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and Gonzaga University. His doctorate “with distinction” is in Catechetics and his particular expertise focuses on the Hispanic community in the U.S. Catholic Church. Over the course of his career, Fr. Privett has served as president of USF, provost and academic vice president at Santa Clara University, a faculty member at Jesuit High in Sacramento and principal of Bellarmine College Prep.

Jim Miller

Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Google
Jim Miller is the Vice President of Operations at Google. In this role, he has responsibility for global operations, planning, supply chain, and new product introduction for Google's IT infrastructure. Additionally, he has responsibility for Google Energy and Corporate & Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Miller worked with leading companies in electronics, networking, clean tech, communications technology, manufacturing, and consulting, was honed at, Cisco, First Solar, Sanmina-SCI Corporation, IBM Corporation, Intel, and Sierra Crest Consulting.

Kevin McMahon

Teacher and Olympian
A graduate of Bellarmine College Prep and Georgetown University, Kevin McMahon is a two-time Olympian and eleven-time US Championship medalist in the hammer throw. As a design educator, Kevin has taught at Bellarmine for 19 years and was selected as an Adobe Education Leader from 2006-2016. As a freelance designer, Kevin's work ranges from logo branding to animation to web design. His client list includes Stanford University, USA Track and Field, and Adobe. He has a rather alarming passion for Kung Fu moves.

Marcin Kleczynski

CEO of Malwarebytes Inc.
Marcin Kleczynski is the founder of Malwarebytes. He oversees the strategic expansion of the business, as well as the long-term vision for the research and development teams. Marcin has been recognized for his work in cybersecurity, receiving the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and being named to the Forbes 30 under 30.

Mary Beth Boyer

Director of Online Learning for Junipero Serra Catholic High School
Dr. Mary Beth Boyer is Director of Online Learning for JSerra Catholic High School. She earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University, as well as an M.Ed. in Cross Cultural Teaching and a B.A. in Philosophy. She holds dual California teacher certifications in multiple subject and single subject teaching, and has taught in public and private schools, grades K-12, along with university courses in business and general studies. Her teaching experience includes traditional brick and mortar, as well as online environments. Her doctoral thesis focused on contract law versus constitutional law. Dr. Boyer provides professional development workshops for administrators, teachers and students, and speaks at schools, conferences and national conventions. Her research focuses on educational technology, social media, cyberbullying and legal implications for public and private schools.

Michael Hurlston

SVP & GM Mobile Connectivity Broadcom Corporation
Michael Hurlston is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division. He is responsible for the company’s mobility products. Prior to his current role, he held senior leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. Prior to joining Broadcom in 2001, Mr. Hurlston held senior marketing and engineering positions at Oren Semiconductor, Avasem, Integrated Circuit Systems, Micro Power Systems, Exar and IC Works. Mr. Hurlston earned a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A from the University of California, Davis.

Nico Perrino

Director of Communications at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Nico Perrino is director of communications for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a national, nonprofit organization devoted to defending and sustaining civil liberties in higher education. He is also the host of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast. His writings on free speech and campus civil liberties have been published in Politico, The Guardian and Forbes, and he regularly travels the country to speak on these topics. Nico lives and works in New York City.

Zachary Wood

President of Uncomfortable Learning
Zachary R. Wood is a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal and a Class of 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Scholar at Williams College, where he serves as president of Uncomfortable Learning, a student group that sparked national controversy for inviting provocative speakers to campus. A Washington D.C. native, Wood currently resides in New York City. His recent work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, Times Higher Education, The Weekly Standard and SLAM Magazine.

Organizing team




Chestnut Hill, MA, United States
  • Kevin Cohen