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Dean's Speaker Series

 


    Biz Stone, CEO and Co-founder, Jelly Industries, Inc.

Dean Rich Lyons interviews CEO and Co-founder of Jelly Industries, Inc. & Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone on the future of social networking and his "must-do tips" for success as an entrepreneur. This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (November 6, 2014)

Thursday, November 6, 2014





    Janet Napolitano, President, UC System

Dean Rich Lyons interviewed President of the UC System and Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on her approach to leadership, the role of UC in addressing global issues, women in leadership, and a her thoughts on the political landscape of our state and nation. This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (November 4, 2014)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014





    Deanna Berkeley, President, Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia President Deanna Berkeley discusses her journey into the fashion world and how she has grown this contemporary clothing line to 800 points of sale in more than 50 countries since 2002. Under Ms. Berkeley's leadership, the company recently made a major entree into the Greater China and Southeast Asia market through a strategic partnership with Asia's leading retail brand management and distribution company, ImagineX group. This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (October 16, 2014).

Thursday, October 16, 2014





    Panel Discussion: Income Inequality in the 21st Century

In a panel discussion moderated by Dean Rich Lyons, Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics at the Haas School of Business, and Emmanuel Saez, economics professor and head of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley, focus on income inequality, drawing from ideas central to Thomas Piketty's bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (October 14, 2014)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014





    Tammy Smith, Brigadier General of the U.S. Army Reserve

Tammy Smith, a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserve and the first openly gay U.S. general, speaks on leadership within high-stakes environments. Gen. Smith, who spent a year of her 26-year career in Afghanistan during the war, talks about leading within chaotic environments and as a woman within a historically male-dominated organization. In her talk, Gen. Smith addresses navigating gender and role. And as an openly gay leader in the military—where "don't ask, don't tell" was the policy until 2011—she shares her experience of combining leadership with an open, authentic expression of self. The event was co-sponsored by Veterans at Haas, Q@Haas, and Women in Leadership (WIL). This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (September 22, 2014)

Monday, September 22, 2014





    James D. White, President and CEO of Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice CEO James D. White discusses how he led the company through a turnaround, building Jamba Juice into a global juice powerhouse. This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (September 3, 2014)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014





    Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE USA

Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE USA, speaks about her experiences leading one of the world’s largest aid organizations and inspiring the next generation of leaders to solve global social issues.  This talk was part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. (April 29, 2014)

Friday, May 2, 2014





    David Aaker, Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of Prophet

David Aaker, renowned marketing guru and Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus, speaks about his decades of pioneering work on branding at his annual talk at Berkeley-Haas.  Aaker comments on both the history and the future of branding, touching on the power of “brand as asset,” the role of a brand vision, the importance of innovation, and the need in today’s Digital Age to change the focus from the offering to what the customer is passionate about.  This talk was part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. (April 21, 2014)

Friday, April 25, 2014





    John Riccitiello, Former CEO of Electronic Arts

John Riccitiello, BS 81, former CEO of Electronic Arts, speaks about his approach to leadership, the future of the gaming industry, and his "secrets to success" on managing a technical company with a marketing background.  This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (March 19, 2014)

Monday, March 31, 2014





    Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan

Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan and a Berkeley alumna, speaks to the Haas community on Jan. 27, 2014, about job creation in a global economy, the human side of globalization, and diversifying Michigan's economy into such emerging industries as green energy.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014





    Daphne Koller, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Coursera

Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera, speaks on The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone in the Dean's Speaker Series.

Monday, February 3, 2014





    Alicia Boler-Davis, Senior Vice President, GM

Alicia Boler-Davis, the Senior Vice President overseeing global vehicle quality and global customer experience at General Motors, spoke to the Haas community on 10/9/13 as a part of the Berkeley-Haas Dean's Speaker Series.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013





    Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis

Joe Jimenez, Haas MBA 84 and CEO of Novartis, spoke to the Berkeley-Haas community about leadership and the pharmaceutical industry in his Dean's Speaker Series talk on September 24, 2013.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013





    Gary Loveman, Chairman and CEO of Caesars

Caesars Entertainment Chairman and CEO Gary Loveman, who took a gamble working for the company after teaching at Harvard for a decade, shared his insights on analytics, customer service, and more with the Haas community in a talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Wells Fargo Room.

Monday, September 9, 2013





    Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy

Salman Khan tells the Berkeley-Haas community the story of the Khan Academy and shares his insights on the future of online education.

Friday, March 8, 2013





    Gary Shansby, Founder and CEO, Partido Tequila - Comments on Leadership from a Marketing Strategist

Gary Shansby, Founder of the Shansby Group and Partida Tequila speaks to the Berkeley-Haas community about his experience with building successful and valuable brands.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013





    Bill Hambrecht, Chairman of W.R. Hambrecht & Co.

As part of the Dean's Speaker Series, Bill Hambrecht, Chairman, W.R. Hambrecht & Co. speaks to the Berkeley-Haas community about open IPOs and innovation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013





Janet Yellen     Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Haas Professor Emeritus, speaks at the Berkeley-Haas Dean's Speaker Series about the benefits of the Fed opening communication channels.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012





    Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana

Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, speaks about his journey from Haas back to his home country of Ghana, where he opened Ashesi University.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012





    Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey

Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey, spoke to the Haas community on October 30, 2012.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012





    Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, in conversation with Dean Rich Lyons

Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel and a Haas MBA graduate, spoke to Haas Dean Rich Lyons on October 3rd, 2012 as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012





    Adam Bryant, Author of the Corner Office, and Senior New York Times Editor

Adam Bryant, Senior New York Times Editor and Author of "The Corner Office" speaks about the leadership lessons he's learned from speaking with hundreds of CEOs.

Thursday, September 20, 2012





    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T in conversation with Dean Rich Lyons

Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, speaks with Berkeley-Haas dean Richard Lyons about AT&T's innovation and their customer's opinions on changing the mobile contract.

Thursday, September 6, 2012





Richard Sandor     Richard Sandor , Founder of Chicago Climate Exchange - "Good Derivatives"

Richard Sandor, known as the father of financial futures, speaks about good derivatives and his time spent in Berkeley.

Thursday, June 28, 2012





    George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente - "Success Through Diversity"

George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente speaks at the Berkeley-Haas Dean's Speaker Series about how important diversity has been to Kaiser's Success.

Thursday, June 28, 2012





Hardage     Ginger Hardage - "Building a Brand from the Inside Out"

Ginger Hardage - "Building a Brand from the Inside Out"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012





Paul Polak     Paul Polak - "The Future Corporation and the Other 90%"

Paul Polak discusses social entrepreneurship in his speech titled "The Future Corporation and the Other 90%" at the Haas School of Business as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Friday, March 16, 2012





David Aaker     "Finding the Shared Interest - A Big-Idea Brand Builder."

Marketing guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker talks about innovation and brand positioning in his annual lecture at Berkeley-Haas. Aaker will explain what it means and why it’s important to identify shared interests with customers. This approach encourages brands to gear their marketing toward deeper relationships with customers, rather than strictly toward the specific goods or services being offered.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012





Jeff Fettig     Jeff Fettig of Whirlpool on Innovation

Jeff Fettig comes to the Haas School of Business to be a part of the Dean's Speaker Series. Fettig became Whirlpool's chairman and chief executive officer in 2004, after serving as president and CEO. He first joined the company in 1981 as an operations manager, became executive vice president in 1994, and was elected to the company's board of directors in 1999. He has a strong background in international business, marketing, and finance in the consumer products industry.

Monday, February 6, 2012





Debby Hopkins     "We all want to change the world -- Leading innovation and change amid the corporate revolution.”

Debby Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer at Citi, discusses innovation and change at one of the world’s leading banks. Based in Palo Alto, she is also in charge of the bank’s investing arm, which has taken a stake in such social media companies as Bundle.com, a site that lets users compare spending and saving habits. In 2000, Fortune named her the second-most powerful woman in American business.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012





Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, retired Vice Chairman of GM     Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, retired Vice Chairman of GM

Bob Lutz discusses his career in the auto industry in senior positions at GM, Ford, Chrysler, and BMW and his book, "Car Guys & Bean Counter: The Battle for the Soul of American Business."

Thursday, November 3, 2011





Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen     Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen

Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011





Yves Behar, founder of the design firm fuseproject     Yves Behar, founder the design firm fuseproject, speaks on Design and Innovation in Business

Yves Behar, founder the design firm fuseproject, speaks on Design and Innovation in Business as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Monday, October 3, 2011





Guy Kawasaki on Enchantment     Guy Kawasaki on Enchantment

Guy Kawasaki, one of Apple's first evangelists in the early 1980s, discusses the subject of his 10th book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, published in March.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011





    Marek Belka,"The future of the euro: Utopian Dream or Feasible Project? – A New Entrant’s Perspective."

Marek Belka, president, National Bank of Poland and the nation’s former prime minister on "The future of the euro: Utopian Dream or Feasible Project? – A New Entrant’s Perspective."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011





    David Cush, President & CEO, Virgin America, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speakers Series

David Cush, President & CEO, Virgin America, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speakers Series. Virgin America has swept all the major reader-based travel industry best-in-class awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in both Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Thursday, May 5, 2011





    Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79 Founder and CEO, Advent Software

Advent Software founder and CEO Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, speaks on leadership lessons learned from taking her firm from a startup to a 1,000-employee global company.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011





    Developing Innovative Offerings that make Competitors Irrelevant

Marketing guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker talks about his new book, Brand Relevance, as part of the David Aaker Distinguished Speaker Series.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011





    Kal Patel, president of Best Buy Asia, speaks about sustainable growth in the Chinese market.

Kal Patel, president of Best Buy Asia, speaks about sustainable growth in the Chinese market. Co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business and the Dean's Speaker Series, the event features a conversation between Patel and Aron Cramer, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011





    Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, on financial risk management in light of the global economic crisis. This is part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, on financial risk management in light of the global economic crisis.

Monday, December 13, 2010





    Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of Clorox discusses leadership

Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of Clorox discusses leadership as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010





    John Chambers, chairman and CEO of San Jose-based networking giant Cisco

John Chambers, chairman and CEO of San Jose-based networking giant Cisco.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010





    Author Michael Lewis discusses The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the future of finance, and whether today’s business students have a chance at changing it.

Author Michael Lewis discusses his book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the future of finance as he sees it, and his thoughts on whether today’s business students have a chance at changing it.

Monday, September 13, 2010





    David Aaker, Marketing Professor Emeritus, "Tracking Brands in Japan-Learnings"

The annual David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing co-sponsored by the Deans Speaker Series, the MBA Marketing Club, and the Undergraduate Marketing Club. Presented at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010





    John Hagel, co-chairman of Deloitte Center for the Edge, on "The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion."

John Hagel, co-chairman of Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, speaks on "The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010





    Steve Ellis, BA 85, worldwide managing director of Bain & Company, speaks as part of the Dean's Speaker Series

Steve Ellis, BA 85 (History, Economics), worldwide managing director of Bain & Company, speaks as part of the Dean's Speaker Series at the Haas School of Business.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010





    John Anderson, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., on “A New Way of Thinking About Companies, Society, and Sustainability."

John Anderson, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. speaks on "A New Way of Thinking About Companies, Society, and Sustainability," in which he focuses on the Levi Strauss & Co.

Monday, January 25, 2010





    Haas senior lecturer Sara Beckman addresses "Dimensions in Design: The Evolving Role of Design in Business."

Haas Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman and other design experts address the topic "Dimensions in Design: The Evolving Role of Design in Business."

Thursday, November 5, 2009





    Tom Campbell, California gubernatorial candidate and former Dean of the Haas School speaking on "Political Leadership in a World of Suspicion"

Tom Campbell, California gubernatorial candidate and former Dean of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, talks on "Political Leadership in a World of Suspicion" as part of the Deans Speaker Series.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009





    Stephen Pratt, CEO and managing director, Infosys Consulting, “Leadership and Networking from the CEO Perspective.” This lecture is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

Stephen Pratt, CEO and managing director, Infosys Consulting, “Leadership and Networking from the CEO Perspective.”

Tuesday, October 20, 2009





    Mark Hurd, CEO, President, and Chair of Hewlett-Packard, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

Mark Hurd speaks as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. Since taking the helm of Hewlett-Packard in early 2005, Hurd has sharpened the company's focus on key growth opportunities, increasing revenue from $80 billion in fiscal year 2004 to $118.4 billion in fiscal 2008.

Thursday, October 8, 2009





    Vinod Khosla, Founder and Partner of the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures on "The Innovation Ecosystem and Its Role in Shaping Our Renewable Future.”

This presentation is part of the Dean's Speaker Series on the occasion of Khosla receiving the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009





    Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum presents Google innovators John Hanke, Chikai Ohazama, Jamie Dinkelacker and Anthony Levandowski.

John Hanke, MBA 96, Chikai Ohazama, Jamie Dinkelacker, and Anthony Levandowski, all top innovators at Google, present "Innovating at Scale within Google."

Thursday, August 27, 2009





    Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco and candidate for governor of California.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a potential candidate in the 2009 California gubernatorial race, shares his leadership lessons and knowledge as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Monday, May 11, 2009





    Janet Yellen, CEO of the San Francisco Fed, discusses US recovery from recession.

Haas School Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, CEO of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, discusses the current US economy and her forecast for the remainder of 2009.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009





    Chet Wood, CEO of Deloitte Tax and managing partner of Deloitte US Merger and Acquisition Services

Chet Wood, CEO of Deloitte Tax and managing partner of Deloitte US Merger and Acquisition Services,  on “Thriving in a Time of Change and Challenge.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2009





    Agilent Technologies CEO Bill Sullivan

Silicon Valley veteran Bill Sullivan, who joined Hewlett-Packard in 1976 and now serves as CEO of its spin-off, Agilent Technologies discusses "Delivering Innovation in a Downturn" as part of the Dean’s Speakers Series.

Monday, April 6, 2009





    Glen S. Fukushima, president and CEO of Airbus Japan, talks about the effect of the U.S. presidential election on Japan.

Glen S. Fukushima, president and CEO of Airbus Japan, gives a talk entitled "The US Presidential Election and Japan."

Saturday, March 21, 2009





    Tom Campbell, Adam Galinsky, and Pablo Spiller discuss "Which Ethical Lines Were Crossed?" as part of the Dean's Speaker Series on the financial turmoil.

Tom Campbell, Adam Galinsky, and Pablo Spiller discuss "Which Ethical Lines Were Crossed?" This is the fifth event in the ongoing Dean's Speaker Series on the financial turmoil, featuring Haas experts examining the implications of the global economic crisis.

Thursday, December 11, 2008





    Panel: the financial turmoil's impact on real estate.

Panelists include Joe Cook of Cushman & Wakefield, Sean Flannery of Wells Fargo, Dave White of Prudential Real Estate Investors, and Ezra Mersey, founder of Jackson Pacific Ventures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008





    Michael Callen, chairman and CEO of Ambac Financial Group, on “U.S. Credit and Liquidity Crisis and Lessons Learned.”

In January 2008, former Citicorp director Michael Callen took the helm of New York-based Ambac Financial Group, one of the world's largest bond insurers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008





    Haas marketing professor emeritus David Aaker shares insights from his recently published book, Spanning Silos.

Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker shares insights from his recently published book, Spanning Silos.

Monday, October 27, 2008





    Haas faculty hold impromptu teach-in on financial turmoil.

Haas School Professors Jim Wilcox, Hayne Leland, and Dwight Jaffee respond to the escalation of the financial crisis by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and AIG and the overall market’s downward spiral in an impromptu teach-in.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008





    Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, speaks about how GE drives innovation and growth on a large scale in such diverse fields as energy and health care.

Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, speaks about how GE drives innovation and growth on a large scale in such diverse fields as energy and health care.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008





    In “Stakeholders vs. Shareholders,” Haas faculty debate, "Whom exactly should business serve?" In this Oxford-style debate, the faculty were assigned points of view to debate, rather than debating their own views.

In “Stakeholders vs. Shareholders,” Haas faculty debate, "Whom exactly should business serve?" Professors Ernesto Dal Bó and Dean Rich Lyons speak from the stakeholder point of view. Professors Hayne Leland and David Vogel champion shareholders.

Monday, September 8, 2008





    Haas School faculty experts debated the impact of the economic downturn on US and global economies.

Haas School faculty experts debated the impact of the economic downturn on US and global economies.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008





    The Dean's Speaker Series presents N.W. (Bill) Jasper, Jr., CEO, president, and director of Dolby Laboratories, speaking on innovation.

The Dean's Speaker Series presents N.W. (Bill) Jasper, Jr., CEO, President, and Director of Dolby Laboratories, speaking on innovation.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007





    Bruce Bodaken, chairman, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, on "The Managerial Moment of Truth."

Blue Shield is California's fastest growing health plan and largest healthcare grant-maker. Under Bodaken's leadership, it has seen its membership double and company revenues rise from $3 billion to $7.5 billion.

Thursday, November 9, 2006





    Peter A. Darbee, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation, speaks on diversity.

He is a veteran of the energy, telecommunications, and investment banking industries. He previously held senior executive positions with Advance Fibre Communications, Pacific Bell, and Goldman Sachs.

Monday, August 21, 2006





    Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72, one of Mexico's leading bankers, speaks on "Key Success Factors for Development: Why Economic Liberalism Disappoints So Many in Latin America" as part of the Dean's Speakers Series.

Guajardo is the former CEO and chairman of BBVA Bancomer, and currently serves as Chairman of BBVA Holdings in the US.

Friday, May 5, 2006





    2006 Dean's Lecture Series presents Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks about the global economy in his presentation, "Shared Responsibilities: Solving the Problem of Global Imbalances."

Friday, February 3, 2006





    2006 Dean's Lecture Series presents Paul Otellini, MBA 74, CEO of Intel.

Paul Otellini, MBA 74, president and CEO of Intel, speaks about the history of Intel, the evolution of technology, and competing in technology.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006





    2005 Dean's Lecture Series presents Peter A. Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam.

Peter Georgescu, co-author of the book The Source of Success -- Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership was instrumental in developing the integrated communications strategy that shaped the course of Y&R's development and became the standard for industry thinking.

Thursday, August 25, 2005





    Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea on the simple truths in business.

He focuses on business basics and simple truths of business success.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004





    Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, speaks as part of the Dean's Speakers Series.

Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO of the nation's fourth largest bank, speaks as part of the Dean's Speakers Series. He focuses on the nature and development of business leadership.

Monday, October 6, 2003