CKGSB’s CEO Students Travel from China to Study at Stanford

November 05, 2015

A group of more than 40 Chinese CEOs from CKGSB’s CEO Executive Education Program recently enjoyed five days of teaching from leading Stanford University professors on topics including technology, artificial intelligence and big data.

A group of more than 40 students from the CKGSB CEO Executive Education Program pose for a picture at Stanford University.
Enjoying an inspirational autumn in Silicon Valley, a group of more than 40 Chinese CEOs from CKGSB’s CEO Executive Education Program studied at Stanford University from October 26-30, 2015.
The five-day program featured intensive sessions taught by leading Stanford professors on technology frontiers, including IoT, artificial intelligence and big data. Students also engaged in deep learning from Stanford’s elite scholars on emerging companies, matching supply and demand, changing business models, leading innovation and more.
Among the Stanford professors who shared their deep subject knowledge with the group were:
Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering and a Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy);
Ye Yinyu, K. T. Li Chair Professor of Engineering Management Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering;
Haim Mendelson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management;
Li Fei-Fei, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University;
Balaji Prabhakar, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and,
Thomas Lee, Professor of Electrical Engineering.
The students also met with high-level executives of leading tech companies, including:
Andrew Toy, Product Management Director at Google who joined the company in 2014 via the acquisition of his Divide company; and,
Zeng Ming, Chief Strategy Officer at Alibaba Group.
Along with their studies, the group toured Stanford’s campus and also paid an exclusive visit to Google’s headquarters.
The CKGSB CEO Executive Education program allows Chinese business leaders to gain a global perspective and open their view to understand and communicate with the world. With resources integrated on a global scale, Chinese business leaders must understand the rules of world economic development and the influence of different political and social systems and religious cultures on the management and operation of business before growing into a successful global business. 
To learn more about CKGSB’s programs, click here.

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