Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley

Program overview

Join us for an immersive 7-day program at UC Berkeley’s campus, jointly delivered by CKGSB, UC Berkeley of Engineering, and IE University School of Science and Technology. Equip yourself with proven strategies, cutting-edge research, and the best-in-class advice to fuel innovation, seize emerging tech developments, and catalyse transformation within your organization.

‘Disrupt or be disrupted’—this mantra cannot be truer in today’s era of uncertainty. What remains certain, however is the undeniable impact of new technologies on the business world. Our timely program leverages the complementary strengths of three prestigious institutions:

  • Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business: A leading business school from Asia that has educated many founders of disruptive companies such as Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance.
  • UC Berkeley Engineering: One of the top three engineering schools in the world.
  • IE University School of Science and Technology: A pioneering STEM education leader in Europe.

Tailored exclusively for ambitious start-up leaders, visionary investors, and tech-driven executives, this program provides a unique opportunity to harness emerging technologies and gain expertise into establishing, scaling, and disrupting your business.

Forge connections with like-minded professionals from around the globe, learn from an esteemed faculty from CKGSB, UC Berkeley Engineering, and IE, and gain insights from industry experts including the Head of GTM at Open AI, the Founder of Siri, and the Vice-President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla.

Program Highlights

7 days full of unparalleled real-world tech insights
Hear from academic and industry leaders in Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Cognition, etc. Become adept at identifying the latest tech trends and learn how to discern the hype from what's commercially viable.

Exclusive Company Visits to Tech Powerhouses
Embark on a guided visits to thriving VCs and pioneering tech companies including Tesla and the largest accelerator, Y Combinator. Witness firsthand how they scout, develop, implement, and benefit from innovation. Refresh your transformation and innovation strategies, and learn how to smartly invest, or attract investment.

Group Projects Mentored by Silicon Valley Industry Leaders
Elevate your learning with mentoring from influential leaders who have spearheaded innovations. Gain expertise in applying effective innovation mindsets and frameworks to drive tangible impact within your organization.

VIP access to 2023 Innovation Conference of DECODE, a technology, innovation and entrepreneurship community jointly organized by UC Berkeley and Stanford
Engage with a global cohort of accomplished peers, benefitting from diverse perspectives and meaningful exchanges.

Graduation Ceremony in Napa Valley
Culminate your transformative experience with an unforgettable celebration in the Napa Valley. Learn from top ESG practitioners and gain valuable insights into best practices.

Who should apply?

The program is specifically designed for:

  • Managers/Directors seeking to optimize their innovation mindset
  • Professionals and business owners aiming to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation
  • Venture investors focused on tech sector opportunities
  • Executive-level business candidates
  • Government professionals responsible for promoting innovation among their constituents

Basic Program Information

Location: UC Berkeley

  • Program date

    Nov 5 – Nov 11, 2023

  • Fees

    USD 10,800

    Includes tuition, cases, materials, site visits, breakfast & lunch and closing ceremony/dinner.
    Early bird enrolment by September 15, 2022 - 5% off the program fee.
    CKGSB Global Innovation Leaders Scholarship - up to 20% off of the program fee (talk to our representative for your region, found on the back cover of this brochure to apply.)
About the Organizers


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is China’s first faculty-governed, privately-funded business school. It boasts more than 46 full-time, world-class faculty members, most of whom were tenured at top global schools, such as Duke, Wharton and Yale. CKGSB’s influential student and alumni network represent the best, brightest and most influential leaders in China, with more than half at the Chairman or CEO level.

CKGSB has nurtured 136 unicorn companies since its inception. It has a vision of developing a global ecosystem that nurtures the next generation of breakthrough innovation. More than 4000 global executives have participated in CKGSB programs offered in English and other non-Chinese languages since 2009.

UC Berkeley College of Engineering

UC Berkeley College of Engineering is recognized globally as a leader in engineering education. It has a reputation for intellectual rigor and talent for developing technologies that improve quality of life and entrepreneurial spirit are reflected in both faculty and students.

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is the premier 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 UC Berkeley and Global partners.

IE University School of Science and Technology

IE University’s School of Science and Technology sets a new standard in STEM education, creating a major hub for science and technology in Europe, focused on educating multi-disciplinary leaders and conducting high-impact research to address complex issues and hasten global advancement. Buttressed by top-tier faculty and an internationally recognized entrepreneurial spirit, IE acts as a gateway for students to access the burgeoning tech-related careers worldwide, as well as offering privileged relations with worldwide STEM researchers and corporate leaders.

Program Faculty
  • XIANG Bing
    Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB
  • SUN Baohong
    Dean's Distinguished Chair, Professor of Marketing, Associate Dean for Americas, CKGSB
  • Ikhlaq Sidhu
    Dean of the School of Science and Technology, IE University
  • Tsu-Jae Liu
    Dean,UC Berkeley College of Engineering
  • Pieter Abbeel
    Professor and Director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab, UC Berkeley
    Co-Founder, President and Chief Scientist, Covariant
  • Zack Kass
    Head of GTM, Open AI
  • Lars Moravy
    VP of Vehicle Engineering, Tesla
  • Adam Cheyer
    Co-founder,Siri Inc
  • Rich Lyons
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Professor & Former Dean of Hass Busienss School, UC Berkeley
  • Ion Stoica
    Professor of Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley;
    Co-founder. Anyscale;
    Executive Chairman,Databricks

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