Newton Lecture Series: 2015 Fall

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.



09.15 Diane Greene, founder and former CEO, VMware and boardmember, Google. Video Link to Lecture.

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09.22 Alex Stamos, CSO, Facebook. Video Link to Lecture.


10.06 Christine Tsai, founding partner and managing director, 500 Startups and Nav Athwal, founder and CEO, RealtyShares. Video Link to Lecture.


10.20 Ion Stoica, award-winning UC Berkeley Professor, EECS; co-founder and CEO, Databricks and co-founder and CTO, Conviva Networks. Video Link to Lecture.


10.27 Jessicah Mah, cofounder and CEO, Video Link to Lecture. 


11.03  Dr. Amit Narayan, founder and CEO, AutoGrid.  2015 Technology Pioneer Recipient, World Economic Forum. Video Link to Lecture.


11.10 at 5pm  Premal Buch, CEO, Robin Systems. Video Link to Lecture.


11.10  at 3:30pm (Limited Invite Event) Ching-Yu Hu, cofounder Skybox and Head of Skybox Business Operations, Google.  Inc Magazine's 35 Under 35 Entrepreneurs


11.17 Dr. Laura Stachel, cofounder and executive director, We Care Solar. Top 10 CNN . Hero. Video Link to Lecture.

12.1 Delta Prize Demo Day for Sutardja Center Venture Lab businesses, with VC Panel Discussion. Video Link to Event including VC Panel with Michael Berelseimer, founder and managing partner, Bee Partners, Patrick Chung, cofounder and general partner Xfund and Victoria Liang, principal, Cota Capital. Video Link to Event.


12.3 Vineet Nayar, former CEO, HCL Technologies, founder, Sampark Foundation and author, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down. Video Link to Lecture and Learning Exercise.