Apply now
Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley

Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley

Your Innovation Flywheel

Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley

Next edition November 3-8, 2024

Fee USD $12,800

Language English

Location UC Berkeley

Co-developed by CKGSB and UC Berkeley of Engineering, this program equips participants 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.

Apply now Contact the program team

    Program Overview

    Join us for an immersive 6-day program at UC Berkeley’s campus, jointly delivered by CKGSB and UC Berkeley of Engineering. 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.

    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 and UC Berkeley Engineering, and gain insights from industry experts at leading companies worldwide.

    Program Highlights

    Program Highlights

    6 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, witnessing 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 2024 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.

    Is this Program Right for You?

    Participant Profiles
    • 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


    XIANG Bing

    Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Under his leadership, CKGSB has evolved from a fledgling school to one of the most influential business schools in China with a global reputation since 2002.

    Ikhlaq Sidhu

    Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Dean of the IE School of Science and Technology in Madrid, and the founding director of UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology since 2005. He is the author of the book "Innovation Engineering" and the creator of the ground-breaking Data-X Course at Berkeley. He has been granted over 60 patents in internet communication technologies. Dr. Sidhu developed the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, a teaching framework used at UC Berkeley as part of the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 university in the world.

    Tsu-Jae Liu

    Tsu-Jae King Liu is an American academic and engineer who serves as the Dean and the Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering at the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Liu is an electrical engineer with extensive expertise and achievements in both academia and the semiconductor industry. At Berkeley, Liu leads a research team that explores the development of novel semiconductor devices, non-volatile memory devices, and M/NEMS technology for ultra-low power circuits. Her team is a part of the Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research Center and the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics in Science.

    Ken Goldberg

    Kenneth Goldberg is a professor and chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds the William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at Berkeley, with joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), Art Practice, and the School of Information. Goldberg is credited with developing the first robot with web interface (August 1994). Goldberg was named IEEE Fellow in 2005 for contributions to networked telerobotics and geometric algorithms for automation.

    Industry Speakers

    Alan Boehme

    Former Chief Technology Officer of H&M Group; SVP & Chief Technology Innovation Officer of Procter & Gamble; Global CTO, Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Enterprise Architecture (Global IT) of the Coca-Cola Company

    Bob Tinker

    Managing Partner of Metamorph Partners; CEO, Chair, Board Member and Co-founder of BedRock Systems; Executive Chairman of Fluxx; Outside Board Member of Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp (NYSE: SFTW)

    Carlos Escapa

    Guest Lecturer on Artificial Intelligence in Business, Esade; Data AI/ML Global Practice Lead in Amazon Web Services

    John Hagel

    Chairman Emeritus, Founder & Co-Chairman of Center for the Edge, Deloitte

    Klaus Børme Wehage

    Founding Partner of Global Class Group; Co-author of Global Class-a WSJ Bestselling Book

    Larry Keeley

    Innovation Scientist at Keeley Innovations LLC & Former President and Co-Founder, Doblin Inc.; Board of Advisors at the Institute of Design (ID)

    Mickey McManus

    Executive Coach and Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group; Former President, CEO, and Chairman of MAYA Design; Co-author of the award-winning book Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

    Michael (Mike) Todasco

    Visiting Fellow at the James Silberrad Brown Center for Artificial Intelligence at San Diego State University; Board Member of Snickerdoodle Labs; Former Senior Director of Innovation at Paypal

    Shomit Ghose

    Adjunct Professor, School of Management, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering; Former CEO and Board Member at Truviso (acquired by Cisco Systems)

    Roland Geisler

    Global Head of Product for Generative AI at TikTok; Former Product Lead for Adobe Firefly

    Gregory LaBlanc

    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley; Academic Fellow at Berkeley’s School of Engineering & Berkeley’s Law School and Economics Department

    Program Fee Details

    • Includes tuition, cases, materials, site visits, breakfast & lunch and closing ceremony/dinner.
    • CKGSB alumni can receive 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.

    Any questions? Contact our program manager

    Ms. Renee RONG

    Program Manager

    +1(781) 333 9055

    "*" indicates required fields

    Looking for another program?

    Explore our various executive education programs catering to individuals, companies or schools.

    The Biotech Innovation Program

    This program equips CEOs and founders in the life sciences and biotechnology industry with the essential knowledge and connections needed to thrive in this rapidly evolving sector.

    Explore Program

    CKGSB-ESMT Global Unicorn Program in Deep Tech

    The program will provide practical business strategies to grow, scale, globalize, and potentially exit deep tech ventures and will touch upon the latest insights on deep tech advancements, such as AI, cutting-edge computing, and cybersecurity innovation.

    Explore Program

    Global Unicorn Program: Scaling for Success in the Age of AI

    In collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), this CKGSB program equips entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and key stakeholders with the tools, insights, and skills necessary to lead a new generation of unicorn companies.

    Explore Program

    Understand China from the inside

    Subscribe to our monthly newsletter today!