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, 6:30pm - 8pm in Li Ka Shing Auditorium. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. CLICK HERE to see the past speakers from previous semesters.


Victoria Howell

Associate Instructor

Sep 3, 2019

Charlie Giancarlo

Cal grad, Chairman and CEO at Pure Storage. Internet Pioneer, Entrepreneur, Investor, and former senior executive of Cisco.

Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Founder, Openwater. Former engineering executive at Facebook Oculus, Google [x], and Intel.

Sep 17, 2019

Han-Shen (Han) Yuan

Engineering SVP Upwork. Former senior engineer at eBay.

Sep 24, 2019

Networking Seminar & Project Outline

Half of class on Oct 1, 2019

Other Half of Class on Oct 8, 2019

Ana Arriola

GM and partner, Microsoft AI + Research & Search. Former design executive at Facebook, Samsung, Apple, Sony and Theranos

Oct 15, 2019

April Underwood

Cal grad, founder, #Angels and former Chief Product Officer, Slack. Named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40”

Oct 22, 2019

Marc Tarpenning

Cal grad. Cofounder, Tesla Motors

Oct 29, 2019

David Barrett

Founder and CEO, Expensify

Nov 5, 2019

Alan Gunshor

Serial entrepreneur (launched five start-ups and new businesses at Netscape, Oracle, and Microsoft)

Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Shafi Goldwasser

Director, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and AM Turing Award Laureate

Nov 19, 2019

Thanksgiving Break

No Class

Nov 26, 2019

Mike Schroepfer

CTO, Facebook in conversation with Tsu Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley’s Dean of Engineering

Dec 3, 2019


INDENG 95 | 195 | 295
Academic Units: 1
Pass/No Pass

For additional questions, please email vhowell@berkeley.edu.