SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION & INVESTMENT LEADERSHIP WEEK (SVIIL)

UNLOCKING YOUR INNOVATION POTENTIAL

5 DAYS | 7 TOPICS | 12+ INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Launched in 2012 this 5 day in-person program on the UC Berkeley campus brings together experienced candidates from across the globe with renowned faculty from UC Berkeley and beyond. Executives learn leading edge strategies to drive and invest in the future of innovation. The program features interactive modules from leaders in AI to Energy and ML to DeFi. This year we are pleased to include a partnership with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and a focus on Technology Driven Business Innovation. Whether your intent is to develop a corporate edge, build a new venture or identify portfolio opportunities, this intensive program is the place to learn, practice and perfect your plans. New this year, the option to use your experience, program learnings and keynote insights to work on either:

- Venture Group Mentored Project + Pitch | entre-or intepreneurship focused
- Investment Group Mentored Project + Pitch |  company or industry focused

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Sep 8 @ 5 p.m. PDT


Sep 29 @ 5 p.m. PDT

SV INNOVATION & INVESTMENT LEADERSHIP (SVIIL) WEEK

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

SV Innovation Program
Calendar

Program Dates
OCT. 31st - NOV. 4th 2022

PriceTag

Program Fee
$9,800

Inclusive of tuition, cases, materials, site visits, breakfast & lunch and closing ceremony/dinner
Location

Location

UC Berkeley Campus and on-campus site visits with optional 11/5 & 6 DECODE Conference attendance (Berkeley and Silicon Valley)
Application

Application Deadline
OCT. 1, 2022

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WHY SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION LEADERSHIP

The program guides leaders to transform their organizations with key management and leadership concepts, insights into the future of emerging techologies and practical tools for catapulting to the forefront. Be a part of this journey, where you practice concepts conveyed, incorporate future-focused thinking and expand your ecosystem through industry mentors, iconic academic and industry speakers and peer-students from around the Globe.

Advance Innovation in your Firm

Get insights on how to be at the forefront of innovative trends with the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership framework.

Understand Emerging TechnologiEs

Hear from UC Berkeley's thought leaders in Blockchain, AI/ML, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Climate and more.

Network with Global Leaders

Join general and technical leaders from firms around the world including Pacific Rim, Europe and South America.

Learn from Silicon Valley Executives

Obtain insight from executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and UC Berkeley faculty on their successful practice of innovation.

What innovation leaders say about SVIIL

"The course was excellent; it was perfect to share our experiences and knowledge from different backgrounds and realities."

— General Manager, Sodimac Chile

“The lessons you learn in SVIL are organizational changing.”

— CEO Latin America retailer

“It was a fantastic week.”

— VP of Innovation, Volvo Penta

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Executives and Founders
  • Innovation Focused Business Professionals
  • Technology Executives, Directors and Managers
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Executives, Directors and Managers
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What to Expect

  • Learn Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership
  • Executive level discussions on the most relevant disruptive technologies
  • Group project to inspire your innovative mindset, push your comfort zone and gain practical feedback
  • Enhance your company culture for innovation
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Course Format

  • 4 full days of instruction, interactive group project work & pitch
  • Demo Day/Site visits
  • Learn about emerging business models
  • Group project direction and mentoring 
  • Network with global business leaders

Featured Video

Five Tips For Success At The Front Edge Of Possible 

Featured Speaker: Pieter Abbeel

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Working to break AI out of its ivory tower is Pieter Abbeel, electrical engineering and computer science professor at UC Berkeley, (who) is "puppeteer(ing) the robot around in a way that the robot experiences exactly what it’s going to experience when it’s doing it itself," says Abbeel. "That way a robot can learn much more efficiently." By using VR, Abbeel and his team have shortened the robotic skill-acquisition process from months and weeks down to a single day.

Read more about Abbeel's approach to moving AI and robotics forward to solve real world problems.

Featured Speaker: Steve Blank

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"Almost every large company understands that it also needs to deal with ever-increasing external threats by continually innovating. To ensure their survival and growth, corporations need to keep inventing new business models. This challenge requires entirely new organizational structures and skills."

Read more about Blank's famous approach to innovation

SVIIL Curriculum

Featured Faculty

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Faculty Director & Founder
SCET, UC Berkeley

Marc Tarpenning

Co-Founder
Tesla

 

Dawn Song

Professor, Security & Blockchain,
EECS, UC Berkeley
Co-Founder, Oasis Labs

Claire Vo

Vice President Of Product Management at Optimizely

Wayne Crosby

Co-Founder of Humu (Product & Engineering)

Steve Blank

Entrepreneur &
Adjunct Professor
Stanford University

Pieter Abbeel

Professor, AI/Robotics,
EECS, UC Berkeley
Co-Founder, Embodied Intelligence, Covariant, and Gradescope

Gigi Wang

Chair & Director
Berkeley Start-up Boot-camp & Collider Workshops

Allen Yang

Executive Director,
Center for Augmented Cognition,
UC Berkeley

Hap Klopp

Founder,
North Face

Robert Strand

Executive Director
Center for Responsible Business
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Margaret Schmidt

Vice President of Product Development
Intuit

Ken Singer

Managing Director
Sutardja Center for
Entrepreneurship & Technology

Danny Lange

Vice President, AI & Machine Learning
Unity Technologies

Charles Fan

Former SVP, VMware
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Founder
MemVerge

 

Shomit Ghose

Managing Director & Partner
Onset Ventures

Anca Dragan

Assistant Professor
EECS, UC Berkeley

Fyodor Urnov

Scientific Director
Innovative Genomics Institute (home of CRISPR technology)

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