CKGSB Emerging Tech Management Week: Silicon Valley – Berkeley



7 days
(05 -11 Nov 2023)


In-class at
UC Berkeley, USA


US$ 10,800


Earn a certificate upon completion of the program from UC Berkeley


A 7-day program in UC Berkeley jointly developed and delivered by CKGSB and UC Berkeley College of Engineering to help global participants capitalize on opportunities brought by new technologies that are shaping the future business landscape.

Who should Apply?

  • Managers/Directors seeking to optimize their innovation mindset
  • Professionals and business owners aiming to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation
  • Venture investors focused on tech sector opportunities
  • Executive-level business candidates
  • Government professionals responsible for promoting innovation among their constituents

Program Highlights

7 days full of unparalleled real-world tech insights

Hear from academic and industry leaders in Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Cognition, etc. Become adept at identifying the latest tech trends and learn how to discern the hype from what’s commercially viable.

Exclusive Company Visits to Tech Powerhouses

Embark on a guided visits to thriving VCs and pioneering tech companies including Tesla and the largest accelerator, Y Combinator. Witness firsthand how they scout, develop, implement, and benefit from innovation. Refresh your transformation and innovation strategies, and learn how to smartly invest, or attract investment

Group Projects Mentored by Silicon Valley Industry Leaders

Elevate your learning with mentoring from influential leaders who have spearheaded innovations. Gain expertise in applying effective innovation mindsets and frameworks to drive tangible impact within your organization.

VIP access to 2023 Innovation Conference of DECODE, a technology, innovation and entrepreneurship community jointly organized by UC Berkeley and Stanford

Engage with a global cohort of accomplished peers, benefitting from diverse perspectives and meaningful exchanges.

Graduation Ceremony in Napa Valley

Culminate your transformative experience with an unforgettable celebration in the Napa Valley. Learn from top ESG practitioners and gain valuable insights into best practices.

Program Agenda

November 5th, Sunday

Pre-program welcome and networking reception at Berkeley Faculty Club

November 6th – 10th, Monday – Friday

Immersive learning on campus, including interactive presentations. Topics cover the latest on AI/ML; Robotics; Web 3.0, Sustainability and BioTech along with management insights on designing and leading sustainable change. Days include afternoon reception for reviewing content, networking and project collaboration

Half Day offsite visits to leading Silicon Valley companies

for e.g. Google, Lime, Unity Technologies, Y Combinator, Tesla

November 10th Friday afternoon

Closing keynotes and Pitch Review

November 11th Saturday

Offsite visit to Napa Valley for agri/sustainability tour, luncheon and certificate ceremony

Program Faculty



Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

SUN Baohong

Dean’s Distinguished Chair, Professor of Marketing, Associate Dean for Americas, CKGSB

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Dean of the School of Science and Technology, IE University


Tsu-Jae Liu

Dean,UC Berkeley College of Engineering


Pieter Abbeel

Professor and Director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab, UC Berkeley
Co-Founder, President and Chief Scientist, Covariant

Zack Kass

Head of GTM, Open AI


Lars Moravy

VP of Vehicle Engineering, Tesla


Adam Cheyer

Co-founder,Siri Inc


Rich Lyons

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Professor & Former Dean of Hass
Business School, UC Berkeley


Ion Stoica

Professor of Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley;
Co-founder. Anyscale;
Executive Chairman,Databricks

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