Berkeley Engineering Executive & Professional Education

Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

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About the course

Set on both the Berkeley campus and in Silicon Valley, this is a one-week intensive program designed to guide leaders to advance innovation in their firms in multiple dimensions including strategy, technology, culture, mindset, process and team organization.

The Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week brings together Silicon Valley and UC Berkeley experts to prepare executives and managers to better lead their teams and companies in innovation.

  • What is on the horizon for your business?
  • How will you lead your people, evolve your products, and adapt with newly emerging and disruptive technologies?

These are the challenges we will help you address during your time at the Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week. By applying the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership, you will learn how leading firms and innovators at Berkeley and Silicon Valley cultivate the mindset, behaviors, and frameworks that are proven to make teams more effective innovators.

Explore emerging technologies, and learn what thought leaders see as the key technology advances and disruptions that will shape the future of your business.

Let us help you take your firm forward with its innovation efforts to transform your business to your business’ future.

PROGRAM TOPICS

  • Bring your own company challenges and/or project ideas.
  • Learn about emerging technology and business models.
  • Receive feedback from executives, entrepreneurs and faculty.
  • Align innovation with your firm’s strategy.
  • Network and connect with general and technical leaders from top firms around the world.

Trust the experts

Allen Yang

Dr. Allen Y. Yang is Chief scientist for the Fung Institute, Executive Director of the College’s Center for Augmented Cognition and the lead researcher in augmented and virtual reality. He is a Principal Investigator at UC Berkeley and a Co-Founder and CTO of Grafty, Inc. Previously he served as ...

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Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley. Prof. Sidhu founded the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. He serves as t...

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Anca Dragan

I was born in Braila, Romania and got my B.Sc. in Computer Science from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, after which I went to Carnegie Mellon for my PhD in Robotics. I recenty started as an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley. Highlights of my activities and awards are below. Outreach I foun...

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Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel received a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium) and received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in Fall 2008, with an appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sci...

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Gigi Wang

Gigi Wang is a leader in global entrepreneurship and innovation and heads up MG-Team, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation programs. She is an Industry Fellow & Faculty at UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Chair Emeritus of the VLAB (formerly...

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Shomit Ghose

Longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur with deep experience in software start-ups, both as a venture capitalist / board member, and as an operating executive. Multiple successful IPOs as an operating exec, and multiple successful exits-by-acquisition as both an operating exec and as a board member....

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Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Professor. He is Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department, with secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, the School of Information, and Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School. Ken is Director of the CIT...

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Kenneth Klopp

Kenneth "Hap" Klopp is the Founder and former CEO of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. In addition to being a highly regarded businessman and innovator, Mr. Klopp is also the author of Conquering The North Face: An Adventure In Leadership. During his time as CEO,...

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Chris Larsen

Chris Larsen (born 1960) is a business executive and angel investor best known for co-founding several Silicon Valley technology startups, including one based on peer to peer lending. In 1996, he co-founded the online mortgage lender E-Loan, and during his tenure as CEO E-Loan became the first co...

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Wayne Delker

Wayne is responsible for the overall Fung Institute leadership experience. He spent most of his career in business, with 15 years at Clorox as Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D. Prior to that he worked with GE in several R&D and Engineering roles, culminating as Ge...

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