New Data Strategy Course to be held on May 15-17

New Data Strategy Course to be held on May 15-17

Prof. La BlancProf. La Blanc will lead a 3 day course on Data Strategy for Business Leaders scheduled at Berkeley-Haas on May 15-17, 2017. This course will equip attendees to assess and modify a company’s data strategy as well as design new business models around data collection and analytics. Read more.

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Garwood Center honors President Obama

Garwood Center honors President Obama

President ObamaThe Institute’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation honored US President Barack Obama with the Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Open Innovation at the World Open Innovation Conference held at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Read more.

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Digital Disruptions in the Workplace

Digital Disruptions in the Workplace

Tom KeiserTom Keiser, CIO of Zendesk, attended the Fisher CIO Leadership Program’s CIO Community event in September, and wrote about the conference topic: “Digital Disruptions To The Workplace – What Every CIO Should Be Thinking About”. Read the article.

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World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, December 15-16

World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, December 15-16

Henry ChesbroughHenry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, and known worldwide as the “father of open innovation,” is hosting the Third Annual World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, December 15-16.
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Hult Prize at Berkeley on November 28

Hult Prize at Berkeley on November 28

hult-prize-logo-stack-75-84BHEP is hosting the Hult Prize Foundation competition at UC Berkeley on November 28. This year’s challenge is: Reawakening Human Potential: building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022.
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Institute Invites Visiting Professor in Innovation

Institute Invites Visiting Professor in Innovation

Yona RubinsteinProf. Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics is the first Visiting Professor in Innovation, a new program at the Institute for Business Innovation whose purpose is to stimulate interest and promote research with Haas faculty on innovation issues. IBI director Maria Carkovic interviewed Rubinstein on the subject of talent management. See the video.

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David Teece on how universities can build 'dynamic capabilities'

David Teece on how universities can build ‘dynamic capabilities’

David TeeceThe Times Higher Education recently published an article by David Teece titled “Universities must ‘think like business leaders’ in face of financial cuts”. Read more.

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Innovation and the Language of the Corner Office

Innovation and the Language of the Corner Office

Dave RochlinHaas@Work executive director Dave Rochlin, writing in MIT Sloan Management Review, looks at the differences between the language and tools of functional executives (and their strategy consultants) and those of innovation executives. Read the article.

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The Man Behind Pokémon Go: John Hanke, MBA 96

The Man Behind Pokémon Go: John Hanke, MBA 96

John HankeJohn Hanke, MBA 96 and CEO of Niantic Labs, is the driving force behind Pokémon Go, the hottest craze to hit smartphones—ever. Since its release just a week ago, the “augmented reality” game has sent millions of phone-toting players to the streets on the hunt for animated Japanese characters that pop up with the help of location services. Read more.

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2016 LAUNCH Winners Announced

2016 LAUNCH Winners Announced

LAUNCHLAUNCH: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator held its Demo Day, Finals and Awards Ceremony at the Haas School on April 28. LiftEd was the Grand Prize winner.
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