"Tesla Motors is the 2013 Game Changer Honoree."

"Diarmuid O'Connell accepts the award on behalf of Tesla and also sits down for a brief conversation with Steve Jurvetson."

We assume you know who both O'Connell and Jurvetson are, but if not, then here's a brief summary:

Diarmuid O'Connell

Vice President, Business Development

Diarmuid joined Tesla in 2006, and currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development in which capacity he manages commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the US State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S military in various theaters of operation.

Steve Jurvetson

Tesla Board Of Directors

Steve serves on the Tesla board of directors and hold the distinction of being the world's first Tesla Model S owner.

Finally, what's Churchill Club, you ask?

Igniting Conversations to Encourage Innovation and Economic Growth

This is our focus: to cultivate a one-stop-shop of world-class people—people like yourself—that ignites the kinds of conversations that lead to new ideas, enlivened dreams and personal motivation. A tall order, for sure, but one we’ve been successful at for 29 years.

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, the Churchill Club has hosted industry and government leaders and luminaries such as Marc Andreessen, Steve Ballmer, Craig Barrett, Ursula Burns, John Chambers, Jim Clark, Bill Clinton, Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, William Hewlett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Joy, Dean Kamen, John McCain, Scott McNealy, Lew Platt, Eric Schmidt, and many more.

It’s an impressive list, but it would be no more than a roster if we weren’t committed to the idea of an independent forum that facilitates the open and timely exchange of ideas, opinions and viewpoints among business leaders and innovators. At the Churchill Club, collaborators and competitors meet on stage to share and discuss their newest thinking. They commit to have unscripted conversations that go beyond the hype. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions directly of speakers, uncensored by the moderator.

We host 30-40 such events every year, regularly drawing more than 400 of our 6,500 members


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