Final Lecture by NY Times Best-Selling Author and Celebration for Engineering Leadership Professional Program


June 13, 2016



ELPP Graduation Spring 2016On June 9th, the Spring 2016 cohort for SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program assembled with their guests on the Berkeley campus for the program’s final lectures by New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu and SCET’s Founding Director, Ikhlaq Sidhu.

Inder Sidhu, former SVP of Strategy and Planning for WW Operations at Cisco, lectured on The Engineering Leader’s Dilemma of Doing Things Right versus Doing What Matters.  Through a wonderful storytelling style, Mr. Sidhu spoke of numerous examples throughout his 20+ year history of Cisco’s struggle to rise above an ordinary, networking equipment “plumbing company” to the almost $50B enterprise it is today, through a focus on delivering what is truly relevant to its customers.  To see a video of this lecture, please visit this June 9th post on the Sutardja Center Facebook page.

This cohort kicked off the the 6th year of the program, which has now graduated over 300 professionals.  Graduates hailed from a variety of Silicon Valley companies, including: Google, Samsung, Yahoo!, VMware, Applied Materials, Lam Research,  NetApp, and SanDisk.

The afternoon concluded with a cocktail reception and dinner at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club.

ELPP is an executive leadership program that is held evenings in Silicon Valley and offered twice a year by Berkeley Engineering and SCET.  The program prepares engineering leaders for higher levels of responsibility and leadership within their organizations. For more information, please see our website –