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Berkeley Engineering Executive & Professional Education

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The fast moving competition in technology-based businesses requires knowledge of markets and optimization of resources across the globe. Enterprises need to understand the latest in technology trends and keep abreast of how the newest technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and robotics are entering markets across the globe. They also need to know that they are maximizing value to the shareholder as efficiently as possible, whether it is through expanding into new markets, partnering with international competitors, or obtaining better resources to fit their product and service needs.


Evaluate global market opportunities

Enhance business models with global operations

Negotiate profitable, sustainable partnerships

Develop best practices in operating across time zones and cultures

Leverage global partnerships for increased innovation

Optimize financial strategies for global enterprises

Technology trends and recent examples of companies in:

  • US robotics ventures in China,
  • international competition in the drone market,
  • introduction of biomedical devices in Indonesia,
  • establishing low-cost communications networks in India and Africa,
  • challenges of outsourcing software development and managing global customer service operations,
  • product portfolio decisions in India,
  • managing large-scale infrastructure projects in Brazil, and
  • partnering with foreign entities entering the US market.


The Global Technology Leaders program builds on the UC Berkeley College of Engineering’s world-renowned faculty’s global experience and expertise to educate emerging leaders in technology firms on the opportunities and challenges of global engagement and expansion.

The program takes its executive students through the early stages of opportunity recognition in the exploration of new markets and potential partners to the challenges of operations and sustainable success. Content includes new technology trends and insights from recent global ventures in Robotics and AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things (IoT) and biotechnology.

Additionally, sessions will include industry practitioners who share their experiences and tools on addressing some of the most frequently occurring challenges in everyday


UC Berkeley Engineering Executive & Professional Education prepares engineering and technical professionals for leadership roles by cultivating expertise and skills in technology and leadership.


Disruptive Technologies * Design Innovation for the Internet of Things * Augmented and Virtual Reality * Industry Applications for the Internet of * Things * Technology Leadership * Engineering Leadership Professional * Program * Positive Leadership and Innovation * Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week * Lean Construction Principles

Joint Certificate Program with the UC Berkeley Executive Education at the Haas School of Business

  • Disruptive Technology and Commercialization

THE UC BERKELEY ENGINEERING DISTINCTION Recognized as one of the world’s top three engineering schools, we understand engineers and what they face as they move into leadership roles in global environments. We bring the perspective of a faculty of thought leaders - engineers who are creating tomorrow’s knowledge today - who have realworld industrial experience as entrepreneurs, heads of Research and Development, and consultants to industry. All of our programs incorporate these strengths as the basis of design and delivery so that our program graduates are well-versed in how to fill global engineering roles. We recognize the tremendous strengths and skills that engineers and scientists have developed through their education and experience. Engineers are adept at mastering complex systems and making decisions in the most challenging technological situations. We teach them how to apply these skills to global business and organizational situations and challenges.

Who should attend

This program is valuable for executives and engineering leaders needing to understand the factors involved with engaging and expanding to international markets. Participants include leaders of matrixed international departments and product management, regional and country general managers, as well as business development and strategy officers responsible for exploring global engagement.

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Lee Fleming

Professor Lee Fleming joined the IEOR Department at UC Berkeley in Fall 2011 and is the Faculty Director of the Coleman Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership. He teaches engineering leadership and a capstone lab within the Masters of Engineering curriculum. His research applies machine learnin...


Anthony George

Anthony St. George is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Corporate and Foundation Relations in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. In his role for international partnerships, he is responsible for seven-figure plus fund raising and business development to fund, establish...


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