Program in Open Innovation

(formerly Center for Open Innovation)




 

This is an archived site.

Please visit the NEW website of the
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at:
http://corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu/

For Berkeley Innovation Forum Member Resources
(password required) please visit:
https://openinnovation.berkeley.edu/BIF/index.html




 

Open Innovation Speaker Series



The Open Innovation Speaker Series is a weekly series intended to provide both academic and managerial perspectives on open innovation and related subjects. The organizers are Henry Chesbrough and Solomon Darwin of the Program in Open Innovation at UC Berkeley. It is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.


The processes of industrial innovation are themselves being innovated.  The locus of innovation is shifting, from largely being confined to operations within the four walls of the corporation, to a more distributed, open model of innovation.  In this more open approach, useful knowledge can be found from a wealth of possible sources.  Companies need to re-orient their management processes to make greater use of external knowledge in their own innovation systems.  In turn, companies would do well to let their own unused ideas flow to other businesses for them to use.  Related topics involve the opportunity to engage with customers in more participatory processes, advancing science through more open, collaborative, and rapid means, and creating markets and pathways for people around the world to connect and innovate.


For maps and directions, click here.


[archive of previous speaker series sessions]

 

Fall 2012 Session Schedule

TIME & LOCATION: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110

Click here for speaker biographies.

Date

Speaker Name

 Organization

 

20-Aug

Ellen Enkel

Zeppelin University, Germany

[presentation][biography]

20-Aug

Ann Majchrzak

Professor, Univ. of So. California

[presentation] [biography]

27-Aug

Henry Chesbrough

Professor, UC Berkeley

[presentation] [video] [biography]

10-Sep

John Tao

O-Innovation Advisors, LLC

[presentation] [video][biography]

10-Sep

Ivanka Visnjic

Professor, ESADE Business School

[presentation] [video] [biography]

17-Sep

Julia Austin

VMware

[presentation] [video] [biography]

17-Sep

Randolph Guschl

duPont

[presentation] [video] [biography]

24-Sep

Marcel Bogers

Professor, University of South Denmark

[video] [biography]

1-Oct

Manjula Talreja

Cisco

[video*] [presentation] [biography]
* see instructor for video password

1-Oct

Slav Petrov

Google

[video*] [presentation] [biography]
* see instructor for video password

8-Oct

Sabine Brunswicker

Fraunhofer Institute

[video] [presentation] [biography]

8-Oct

Xiaolan Fu

Professor, University of Oxford

[video] [presentation] [biography]

 

Speaker Biographies


Ellen Enkel of Zeppelin University
Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110

Ellen Enkel

Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel, head of the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of EADS and of the Chair for Innovation Management, works primarily practice- and application-oriented. She and her team endeavor to gain insight from operational practice and to develop, implement and optimize new theory-based concepts through an intensive cooperation with businesses as Deutsche Telekom, EADS, Henkel, BMW, etc. The publication formats range from practice-oriented journals to internationally recognized academic journals.




Ann Majchrzak of the University of Southern California

Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110



Ann Majchrzak is Professor of Information and Operations Management at USC Marshall School of Business.  She studies how information systems can support worker agility and ingenuity in collaborative settings. She has investigated information systems support for distributed teams, knowledge-sharing and creation, and corporate wiki use. Professor Majchrzak's work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Management Science, and Information Systems Research, and she serves as a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly and Organization Science. She has developed software, including HITOP, HITOP-A, ACTION, TOP-Integrator, and TOP-Modeler to help manufacturing process engineers, and consulted with firms including Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, General Motors, IBM, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and Northrop.

 


Henry Chesbrough of the University of California, Berkeley
Monday, August 27, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110

Henry Chesbrough

Professor Henry Chesbrough is the first person to clearly define the new innovation strategy that is restructuring R&D worldwide—open innovation. Open innovation seeks and develops new ideas found outside your own organization and licenses to others your own intellectual property.

In his groundbreaking 2002 book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology, Chesbrough explains why open innovation makes sense and how to structure your innovation strategy to take advantage of its opportunities. His most recent book, Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Environment, describes how to develop business models that successfully take advantage of the value that open innovation offers. He also has co-edited a book entitled Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, a collection of research on this exciting new approach to R&D.

Henry has a unique background as both a practitioner and a researcher. He spent ten years in senior product planning and strategic marketing positions in Silicon Valley. Equally at home in product marketing and sales, in engineering and technology, and in academic research, his current work brings all these worlds together.

Education: BA, Economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude MBA, Stanford University, with Highest Honors PhD, Business Administration and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley




Dr. John Tao, O-Innovation Advisors, LLC
September 10, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110




In 2011, Dr. Tao  stepped down as V.P., Open Innovation for Weyerhaeuser,  where he was responsible for Early Business /Venture Development, Licensing (in and out), Technology Partnering, and Intellectual Asset Management.

Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Dr. Tao was the Corporate Director of Technology Partnerships for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial gases and chemicals company. He was responsible for worldwide external technology development, intellectual asset management, government contracting and licensing/technology transfer.  His contributions included the venture that commercialized a new family of polymers, a JV in which the company profited with over $200MM in invested capital, and IP value extraction of over $100MM in tax credits.

Dr. Tao currently serves on the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee of the US DOE and USDA, the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation’s IIP/SBIR, and the Advisory Board of the Chemical Engineering Department atf Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Industrial Advsiory Board of the Larta Institute and an Industrial Fellow of Center of Innovation Management Studies.   He is also a member of the Licensing Executive Society and of the Product Development and Marketing Association, and is a Fellow of the AIChE.

 


Ivanka Visnjic of ESADE Business School
September 10, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110


Prof. Dr. Ivanka Visnjic is a Business Models Research Lead at Cambridge Service Alliance and an Assistant Professor/Lecturer at ESADE Business School in Spain. Ivanka’s research focuses on the business model innovation that arises in the provision of complex services and product-service systems. Examples are the emergence of smart cities and the innovations of construction and facility management service providers, transformation of infrastructure-heavy ecosystems such as rail transport, energy and water utility or the advent of instrumentlization and the IT service strategies. During her PhD, she looked into tendencies of the durable equipment manufacturers to extend their business model towards provision of related services and evolution towards through-life solutions.

 

Julia Austin of VMware
September 17, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110



Julia Austin is the VP of Innovation at VMware and focuses on advancing VMware into new technology and product areas. This includes internal programs to foster and fund new innovations and the VMware Academic Program (VMAP) which sponsors collaborative research and thought leadership with academic partners. She is also the Site Director for the VMware Cambridge research lab. Julia has over 20 years of extensive experience managing technology teams in both mature and start-up organizations.

Prior to VMware, Julia was the Vice President of Engineering at Akamai Technologies and has held technical management and consulting positions at several other organizations. Julia received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Business where she received her Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems.

 

 

Randolph Guschl of DuPont
September 17, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110

Randolph Guschl

Dr. Randolph Guschl joined duPont in 1973 as a research chemist in pigments R&D. Following additional assignments in pigments, he transferred to Potomac River where he was involved in Technical Service and Technical Supervisory assignments in explosives. After assignments in R&D in Nylon Intermediates, he was made Director of the Sabine River Laboratory. He then became Program Manager at the Atomic Energy Division at the Savannah River Laboratory. Dr. Guschl returned to commercial duPont in 1987 and when duPont Chemicals was created he was named Director of R&D for intermediates in polyester, nylon, acrylonitrile, ethylene and PPDA for Kevlar® and later became Director of R&D for Chemicals and Intermediates. He became Director of Corporate Technology Transfer in 1993 and in 1999 assumed responsibility for duPont’s Office of Education. In 2000 Corporate Technology Transfer generated a new Intellectual Assets business and Dr. Gushl was named Director, Center for Collaborative Research and Education with global responsibilities for corporate collaborative research and support of education programs and funding at universities and government laboratories.

Dr. Guschl received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He serves on numerous Technology Transfer advisory boards and committees including those of the Industrial Research Institute and the Council for Chemical Research, where he is on the Governing Board.

 



Marcel Bogers of the University of South Denmark

September 24, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110

 

Dr. Marcel Bogers is Associate Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Southern Denmark. He received a M.Sc. from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His area of interest covers technology and innovation management in general and open innovation in particular. He has received honors that highlight excellence in research and teaching, and he has been an invited speaker at various academic and corporate events around the globe.



Padmasree Warrior of Cisco

October 1, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110



Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape and lead major market transitions. Warrior helps drive technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships; mergers and acquisitions; the integration of new business models; the incubation of new technologies; and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.



Slav Petrov of Google

October 1, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110



Slav Petrov is a researcher at Google in New York. He works on problems at the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning. He is particularly interested in multilingual syntactic analysis and its applications to machine translation and information extraction. His work has been recognized with best paper awards at NAACL 2012 and ACL 2011.  He also teaches Statistical Natural Language Processing at New York University.

 

 

Sabine Brunswicker of Fraunhofer Institute

October 8, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110




Dr. Sabine Brunswicker is an expert in innovation and technology management. As the Head of Open Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering she leads international applied research and consulting projects. She is one of the founders of IMP³rove, an international standard of innovation management in SMEs. Dr. Sabine Brunswicker is experienced in New Business Development with a focus on Open Innovation, open service-oriented business models, IP strategies and R&D partnerships, design-led business model experimentation and technology venturing.



Xiaolan Fu of the University of Oxford

October 8, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM, Cheit Hall, Room 110



Xiaolan Fu is Director of the Technology and Management for Development Centre (TMD), University Lecturer in Development Studies and Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. She is President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and CEA (UK) (2010-2011). She has undertaken consultancy activities for the ILO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, Cambridge-MIT Institute, and the British and Chinese governments. Her papers appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, World Development, Research Policy, Journal of Comparative Economics, World Economy, Journal of Development Studies, Applied Economics, Oxford Development Studies, Economic Change and Restructuring, International Business Review, and Small Business Economics. Dr Fu is also a Senior Research Associate of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. She is the first Chinese speaker at the Cambridge-MIT Competitiveness Forum and received the European Commission Gate2Growth Academic Network 2005 'European Best Paper' Award. She currently leads a half million ESRC/DFID funded project on The Diffusion of Innovation in Low Income Countries.



 

Spring 2012 Session Schedule

TIME & LOCATION: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250


All videos (except the video of Karim Lakhani, which is linked below) may be viewed at this link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE986DDBA60257ED2

Date

Speaker Name

 Organization


23-Jan

Henry Chesbrough
 

Faculty Dir. Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas, UCB 

[presentation pdf]


23-Jan

Kevin Boudreau

 Professor, London Business School, Fellow at Harvard [presentation pdf]


30-Jan

Vicki Gonzalez

 Founder, Nidus Partnership
[presentation pdf]


6-Feb

John Roese

 Vice President, R&D, Huawei
[presentation pdf]

13-Feb

Alph Bingham

 Founder, InnoCentive
[presentation pdf]


20-Feb

Holiday

 N/A

27-Feb

Keld Laursen

 Professor, Copenhagen Business School
[presentation pdf]


5-Mar

Dr. Steven Friend

 President, Co-Founder, Sage Bionetworks


12-Mar

Karim Lakhani

 Professor, Harvard Business School
[video]
[presentation pdf]


19-Mar

Wim Vanhaverbeke

 Professor, ESADE Business School
[presentation pdf]


26-Mar

No Class - Spring break

 N/A

2-Apr

Mark Hatch

 CEO, TechShop
[presentation pdf]


9-Apr

Barbara Holzapfel, SAP

 SVP and Managing Director, SAP Labs
[presentation pdf]


16-Apr

Dr. Anurag Srivastava

 Chief Technology Officer, Wipro, India
[presentation pdf]


23-Apr

Ashish Chatterjee

Director Connect+Develop, Procter & Gamble
[presentation PowerPoint show]


30-Apr

John Jacobsen  

 Head of Engineering, quirky.com


Fall 2011 Session Schedule

[click here for all Fall 2011 videos]



Mondays Speakers Organization
August 29,
2 PM - 3 PM
Henry Chesbrough
Author, Professor, & Director of the Center for Corporate Innovation
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

August 29,
3 PM - 4 PM

John Wilbanks
Vice President, Science

Discussing: Role of IP
Creative Commons
    Presentation PDF

September 12,
2 PM - 3 PM

Ron Resnick
President and Chairman

Discussing: Open Innovation in International Mobile Telecommunications

WiMax Forum
    Presentation PDF

September 12,
3 PM - 4 PM

Oliver Alexy
Professor

Discussing: Open Innovation Intermediaries

Imperial College, London
    Presentation PDF

September 19,
2 PM - 3 PM

Jim Spohrer
Director, IBM University Programs Worldwide

Discussing: Role of Universities

IBM

September 19,
3 PM - 4 PM

Esteve Almirall
Professor

Discussing: Open Cities

ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
    Presentation PDF (large file)

September 26,
2 PM - 3 PM

Howard Atkins
Chief Financial Officer (Immediate Past Title)

Discussing: Innovation in Financial Services

Wells Fargo Bank
(Immediate Past Employer)

September 26,
3 PM - 4 PM

Pramod John
VP of Strategy and Innovation

Discussing: Open Innovation Strategy Challenges at McKesson

McKesson
    Presentation PDF

October 3,
2 PM - 3 PM

Kal Patel
President of Asia (Immediate Past Title)

Discussing: Open Innovation in Retail Businesses

Best Buy
(Immediate Past Employer)

October 3,
3 PM - 4 PM

Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer

Discussing: Open Government

Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House
    Presentation PDF

October 10,
2 PM - 3 PM

Deepu Rathi
Director of Business Development

Discussing: Product Innovation

Cisco

October 10,
3 PM - 4 PM
Joel West
Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont Colleges
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Note that speakers are confirmed but are subjected to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


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