The Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week
Fall 2017

Transform & Innovate with UC Berkeley &
Silicon Valley Thought Leaders

    • For executives and leaders from both US and International firms
    • Held on the Berkeley campus and in Silicon Valley
    • Beginning October 30, 2017 for 5 days

Program Overview

This program is designed to guide leaders to transform their organizations with new insights on strategy, disruptive technologies and creating innovative cultures.

Advance Innovation in your Firm

With our Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership, advance your technology, mindset, culture, process & team

Understand Disruptive Technologies

Hear from UC Berkeley's thought leaders in areas ranging from AI and robotics to big data and augmented reality

Learn from Silicon Valley Executives

Obtain insight from executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and UC Berkeley faculty on aligning innovation with firm strategy

Network with Global Leaders

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

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Founders
  • VPs
  • General Managers
  • Directors
  • Architects or Technology Leaders 

What to Expect

  • Hear UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley thought leaders
  • Learn Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership
  • Obtain unique insight on disruptive technologies
  • Plan your firm's innovation
  • Enhance your company culture

Course Format

  • Bring your own company challenges
  • Learn about emerging business models
  • Visit innovation centers in Silicon Valley
  • Receive feedback from Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs and UC Berkeley faculty
  • Network with global business leaders

Speakers - Academic Thought Leaders & Industry Innovators

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Faculty Director
& Founder
SCET, UC Berkeley

Anca Dragan

Assistant Professor
EECS, UC Berkeley

Pieter Abbeel

Associate Professor
EECS, UC Berkeley


Ken Goldberg

Professor and Chair
IEOR, UC Berkeley


Gigi Wang

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

Shomit Ghose

Managing Director
& Partner
Onset Ventures

Steve Blank

Entrepreneur &
Adjunct Professor
Stanford University

Wayne Delker

Director of Capstone Experience
Fung Institute for
Engineering Leadership

Ken Singer

Managing Director
Sutardja Center for
Entrepreneurship & Technology

Nir Merry

Vice President & Head of Common Solutions Group
Applied Materials

Program Details

Program Dates

Monday - Friday

Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

Application Deadline

Aug 1, 2017

See this page for How to Apply.

Program Fee

$10,500 USD inclusive of tuition, cases, materials, and lunches


Silicon Valley and UC Berkeley Campus


Launched in 2012, this Innovation Leadership week has brought 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 from leaders as diverse as shipping industry executives to leading hospital administrators.  Originally part of a joint, exclusive effort by Berkeley Engineering and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Executive MBA program, this week is now an open enrollment program, expanded to include select leaders from around the globe and from Silicon Valley to increase the diversity of thought and provide a broader, global network to the cohort.

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