Newton Lecture Series: 2013

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 take place at UC Berkeley on Tuesday evenings, 5pm - 6:30pm in Sibley Auditorium/Bechtel Hall. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. CLICK HERE to see the past speakers from previous semesters.


Carl Bass



President and CEO, Autodesk Inc.  An Executive Advisory Boardmember of the UC Berkeley School of Information, Carl is frequently interviewed by the press  and recently wrote an opinion piece for Wired Magazine entitled, An Insider’s View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing ‘Phenomenon.

Anthony Levandowski




Product Manager, Google and Business Lead for Driverless Cars.

John Battelle



Co-founder Wired magazine and Web 2.0 Summit, founder and CEO Federated Media Publishing, author of The Search:  How Google and it’s Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed our Culture.,

Dr. Ram Krishnan




Operations Executive with InvenSense, Agilent Technologies and Bloom Energy,

Eshwar Belani




VP Products & Business Development, Rocket Fuel,

Pooja Sankar




CEO and Founder, Piazza,