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October 30 – November 3, 2017  |  UC Berkeley Campus and Silicon Valley, California, USA



Helping executives and leaders to plan for disruption & build innovative teams


This University of California Berkeley program guides leaders to transform their organizations with new insights on strategy, disruptive technologies and creating innovative cultures. Through a new global partnership with UC Berkeley, CKGSB is proud to offer this program to the CKGSB community.


Advance Innovation in your Firm

Understand the Silicon Valley perspective on innovation culture, mindset, behaviors, and strategy for growing mature organizations with the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership. Tune in to the forefront of innovative trends.


Understand Disruptive Technologies

Hear from UC Berkeley's thought leaders in areas ranging from AI and robotics to big data and augmented reality


Learn from Silicon Valley Executives

Obtain insight from executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and UC Berkeley faculty on aligning innovation with firm strategy


Network with Global Leaders

Join general and technical leaders from firms around the world including Pacific Rim, Europe and South America.


Application Deadline: October 10, 2017 (extended deadline for CKGSB community; space is limited)


Program Fee: $10,500 USD inclusive of tuition, cases, materials and lunches

A discount is available for the CKGSB community. Please contact Alan Chen, Director of CKGSB (Americas), at +1 646-627-7735 or



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Who should attend? Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week is designed for:

  • Executives
  • Founders
  • VPs
  • General Managers
  • Directors
  • Architects or Technology Leaders



What to Expect


Course Format

  • Learn about emerging business models
  • Visit innovation centers in Silicon Valley
  • Receive feedback from Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs and UC Berkeley faculty
  • Network with global business leaders



Academic Thought Leaders and Industry Innovators

  • Ikhlaq Sidu, Faculty Director & Founder, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
  • David Bell, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
  • Marc Tarpenning, Co-Founder, Tesla
  • Anca Dragan, Assistant Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley
  • Steve Blank, Entrepreneur & Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
  • Shomit Ghose, Managing Director & Partner, Onset Ventures
  • Hap Klopp, Founder, North Face
  • Ken Goldberg, Professor and Chair IEOR, UC Berkeley
  • Gigi Wang, Chair & Director, Berkeley Start-up Boot-camp & Collider Workshops
  • Allen Yang, Center for Augmented Cognition, UC Berkeley
  • Ken Singer, Managing Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
  • Jocelyn Weber, Director of Executive Programs, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley




Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, it has campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.






The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners.



Launched in 2012, this Innovation Leadership week has brought together candidates from across the globe with renowned Berkeley faculty and Silicon Valley executives to learn and work on the challenge of driving continuous innovation from leaders as diverse as shipping industry executives to leading hospital administrators. Originally part of a joint, exclusive effort by Berkeley Engineering and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Executive MBA program, this week is now an open enrollment program, expanded to include select leaders from around the globe and from Silicon Valley to increase the diversity of thought and provide a broader, global network to the cohort.




To inquire about the program, please contact:


Alan Chen

Director of CKGSB (Americas)

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business


601 Lexington Ave. 26th Floor

New York, NY 10022


Tel: +1 646-627-7735

Cell: +1 646-642-2683

Fax: +1 646-627-7743








Jocelyn Weber Phipps

Director, Executive Programs, SCET

Assoc. Instructor, Engineering Leadership Professional Program

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Berkeley Engineering


1923 Gridiron Way, Rm 122

Berkeley, CA 94720


Tel: +1 925-297-9132





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