SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION LEADERSHIP WEEK (SVIL)

EQUIPPING EXECUTIVES WITH A ROBUST TOOLKIT

5 DAYS | 7 TOPICS | 12+ INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Uncover Your Path to Sustainable Disruption

Launched in 2012, this 5 day program brings together candidates from across the globe with renowned Berkeley faculty and Silicon Valley executives to learn and work on the challenge of driving continuous innovation. Featuring interactive sessions from leaders as diverse as shipping to leading hospital administrators.  Originally part of an exclusive joint effort by Berkeley Engineering and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Executive MBA program, this week is now an open to a select group of professionals from Silicon Valley and around the globe.

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SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION LEADERSHIP WEEK

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

Calendar

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

PriceTag

Program Fee
$9,800

Inclusive of tuition, cases, materials, breakfast & lunch
Location

Location

UC Berkeley Campus and offsite trips to San Francisco and Silicon Valley
Application

Application Deadline
OCT. 1, 2022

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Why Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership

This program guides leaders to transform their organizations with new insights on strategy, disruptive technologies and tools for creating innovative cultures.

Advance Disruptive 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, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Cognition.

Learn from Silicon Valley Executives

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

Network with Global Leaders

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

What innovation leaders say about SVIL

"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
  • VPs
  • General Managers
  • Directors
  • Architects or Technology Leaders 
  • MBA Candidates
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What to Expect

  • Learn Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership
  • Executive level discussions on the most relevant disruptive technologies
  • Plan your firm's innovation via project & feedback from UC Berkeley faculty
  • Enhance your company culture for innovation
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Course Format

  • 4 full days of instruction, interactive project work & pitch
  • 1 day of site visits
  • Learn about emerging business models
  • Receive project feedback from iconic Silicon Valley innovators  and UC Berkeley faculty
  • Network with global business leaders

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

SVIL 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

Jocelyn Weber

Director of Executive Programs,
Sutardja Center, UC Berkeley