Spring 2013 Lecture Series

This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. Hosted by the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the lectures take place on the Berkeley campus Tuesday evenings. Speakers from Spring 2013 included:

Carl Bass


President and CEO, Autodesk Inc.  An Executive Advisory Boardmember of the UC Berkeley School of Information, Carl is frequently interviewed by the press  and recently wrote an opinion piece for Wired Magazine entitled, An Insider’s View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing ‘Phenomenon.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1M-zjUHqc&feature=youtu.be

Anthony Levandowski


Product Manager, Google and Business Lead for Driverless Cars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_KE51EtKhc


John Battelle


Co-founder Wired magazine and Web 2.0 Summit, founder and CEO Federated Media Publishing, author of The Search:  How Google and it’s Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed our Culture.,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuWt1YO2cuU


Dr. Ram Krishnan


Operations Executive with InvenSense, Agilent Technologies and Bloom Energy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzlWPHYKECI


Eshwar Belani


VP Products & Business Development, Rocket Fuel,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvQXyiKlu5s


Pooja Sankar


CEO and Founder, Piazza, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Tbo5k6Exc&feature=youtu.be