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 will take place virtually over Zoom. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. CLICK HERE to see the past speakers from previous semesters.


Padmasree Warrior

Founder and CEO, Fable

September 1, 2020

Dean Tsu-Jae Liu

Dean of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering

September 1, 2020

Victoria Howell

Associate Instructor

September 8, 2020

Trinidad Hermida

Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Niantic, Inc.

September 15, 2020

Alka Roy

Founder, Responsible Innovation Project

September 15, 2020

Daniel Mouen-Makoua

Cal grad, global investor, agri-investor and I-House Alumni of the year (’13)

September 22, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Chayes

UC Berkeley Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data, Science, and Society & Dean of the School of Information

September 29, 2020

Courtney Chow

Investor, Battery Ventures & Boardmember, EVCA

October 6, 2020

Connor Landgraf

Cofounder & CEO, Eko Devices

October 6, 2020

Aviv Gilboa

Chief of Staff to CEO, Ring/Amazon

October 6, 2020

Kira Makagon

Serial entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer, Ring Central

October 13, 2020

Rathi Murthy

CTO, Verizon Media and former CTO, Gap

October 20, 2020

Ashar Aziz

Founder, FireEye security software and SkyElectric

October 27, 2020

Spencer Kimball

CEO & Cofounder, Cockroach Labs

November 3, 2020

Peter Mattis

CTO & Cofounder, Cockroach Labs

November 3, 2020

Ryan Petersen

CEO, Flexport

November 10, 2020

Marilee Shaffer

Cofounder, Urban Legend Winery

November 17, 2020

Brian Spears

Cofounder, New Age Meats

November 17, 2020


No Class

Thanksgiving Break

November 24, 2020

Dave Gilboa

Cofounder & co-CEO, Warby-Parker

December 1, 2020


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

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