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

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

Global Unicorn Program Series

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

Next edition December 9-13, 2024

Fee USD $11,800 / USD $18,200

Language English

Location Stanford University Campus, California, United States

A Program by CKGSB and the Stanford Center for Professional Development

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.

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Program Overview

Step into the future of business with “Scaling for Success in the Age of AI,” an educational initiativebetween the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).

This immersive in-person executive education program offers a custom curated curriculum designed to equip you with the indispensable tools, profound insights, and expert skills needed to spearhead the evolution of AI-powered enterprises and successfully scale up into the next stage. Guided by world-class faculty from CKGSB and Stanford University as well as visionary industry experts, you’ll grasp the intricacies of AI integration and tackle challenges facing fast-growing companies.

Immerse yourself in cross-cultural dialogues, delve into tangible AI and robotics labs, and foster collaboration with peers representing diverse backgrounds united by a shared commitment to pioneering growth. As you embark on this transformative journey, you’ll emerge as a trailblazer of technological innovation, exploring uncharted territories, forging invaluable connections, and unlocking the full potential of AI-driven solutions for your business.

Why Choose this Program?

Why Choose this Program?

Gain Insights from the East and West

Learn and engage with world-class faculty from East and West as well as key decision-makers across public and private sectors, influential investors, and global innovators.

Dive into the World’s Leading Technology and Innovation Hub

Immerse yourself in the world of Silicon Valley and exchange best practices with entrepreneurs and unicorn founders to supercharge your business with innovative strategies.

Global Innovation Ecosystem

Join a global cohort of accomplished peers who are driving socially responsible growth.

Exceptional Speaker Lineup

Benefit from insights by distinguished thought-leaders, including Eric Colson, former VP of Data Science at Netflix; Tom Byers, Stanford's Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship; and Geoffrey Moore, organizational theorist and management consultant; Xiang Bing, CKGSB Dean; and Zeng Ming, Former Chief Strategy Officer of Alibaba Group.

Who Should Attend?

This program is tailored for the following organizations and individuals:
  • Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs looking to accelerate their paths toward generating economic impact or receive a mass infusion of capital.
  • Investors who want to stay attuned to the next breakthrough technologies and capitalize on the latest mega-trends.
  • Senior Executives in established organizations who are keen to grasp exceptional business opportunities and sustain competitiveness globally.
  • Privately companies, previously conservative in growth, now seek significant geographical or product expansion to attract new investment.

Program Fee

  • Option 1: USD $11,800
    Includes tuition and course materials
  • Option 2: USD $18,200
    Includes tuition and course materials, 4-star hotel accommodation, meals, ice-breaking activities, airport transportation, daily commute service, etc.
    For both options above, CKGSB alumni receive up to 20% off the program fee (talk to our regional representative, found on the back cover of this brochure to apply).

Academic Directors

Bing XIANG

Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

Hau L. LEE

Professor, Operations Information and Technology Stanford Graduate School of Business

Hong CHEN

Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas, Professor of Management Science, Director of Research Center for Clean Energy and Carbon Neutral Development, CKGSB

Pamela HINDS

Fortinet Founders Chair & Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

CKGSB Faculty

Hong CHEN

Associate Dean for Americas, Professor of Management Science, Director of Research Center for Clean Energy and Carbon Neutral Development, CKGSB

Bing XIANG

Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

Ming ZENG

Former Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Alibaba Group;
Former Professor of Strategic Management, CKGSB

Stanford Faculty

Pamela HINDS

Fortinet Founders Chair and Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Co-Director of the Center on Work, Technology, and Organization, Stanford Engineering

Hau L. LEE

The Thoma Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Tom Byers

Professor of Management Science and Engineering and the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, Stanford University

Lynda Kate Smith

Lecturer, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Arvind Karunakaran

Assistant Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Pedram Mokrian

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; Managing Director, Ratio Growth Partners, Co-founder – Global Innovation Catalyst

Robert E. Siegel

Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Melissa Valentine

Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

* Stanford's faculty is subject to change

Industry Speakers

Eric Colson

Advisor and Investor Founding Chief Algorithms Officer, Stitch Fix Former Vice President of Data Science, Netflix

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore Consulting, Wildcat Venture Partners

About the Organizers

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Established in Beijing in November 2002, CKGSB is China’s first privately-funded and research-driven business school. The school aims to cultivate transformative business leaders with a global vision, social responsibility, innovative mindset, and the ability to lead with empathy and compassion.

Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD)

SCPD is the global and online education unit within Stanford Engineering and the operator of Stanford Online, the School of Engineering’s portal for academic, professional, and lifelong education offered by schools and centers throughout Stanford University. SCPD has been a leader in global, online, and extended education since 1995, working closely with faculty across Stanford University to design and deliver educational programs to learners worldwide. SCPD extends access to Stanford credit-bearing graduate courses and degrees, credentialed professional and executive education, and lifelong learning to a global audience. Scpd.stanford.edu

Any questions? Contact our program manager

Ms. Renee RONG

Program Manager

+1(781) 333 9055

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