Newton Lecture Series: 2007

A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator 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 Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the lectures take place at UC Berkeley on Tuesday evenings. CLICK HERE to see speakers from other semesters.


John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and Alfred Lin, CFO/COO of Zappos

John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Maps

Greg Gianforte, CEO, and founder, Right Now Technologies (sold to Oracle)

Ann Winblad, Co-founder Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Author of Object-Oriented Software

Hartmut Esslinger, Founder & Designer, Frog Design Inc. and author Advice for Designers

Peter Vlastelica, Founder,

Ian Sobieski, founder and managing director of Band of Angels

Stacey Lawson, CET Co-founder & Berkeley Industry Fellow

Other Speakers:

Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder Hotmail, Nanocity and Jaxtr

Judy Estrin, founder and CEO, JLabs/Packet Design Management Company, former CTO Cisco Systems and author Closing the Innovation Gap