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, 5pm - 6:30pm in Sibley Auditorium/Bechtel Hall. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. See the past speakers from previous semesters.


Eshwar Belani

VP Products & Business Development, Rocket Fuel

Carl Bass

President and CEO, Autodesk Inc.

John Battelle

Co-founder of Wired magazine and Web 2.0 Summit, Founder and CEO of Federated Media Publishing, Author of The Search: How Google and it's Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture

Dr. Ram Krishnan

Operations Executive with InvenSense, Agilent Technologies and Bloom Energy

Anthony Levandowski

Product Manager, Google and Business Lead for Driverless Cars.

Pooja Sankar

CEO and Founder, Piazza