Newton Lecture Series: 2014 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. Here is a Promotional Flyer.

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Speakers and Schedule


Mehdi Maghsoodnia, founder of Combustion Ventures; serial entrepreneur. See lecture.

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Auren Hoffman, CEO, LiveRamp. See lecture.


Ramona Pierson, cofounder & CEO, Declara. See lecture.

10.07 Juan Pablo Dellarroquelle, VP, Engineering at Medallia (recently received $ 50 million in funding from Sequoia Ventures). See lecture.

10.14 Jun WuSenior Staff Research Scientist of Google and ex-VP of  Tencent Technologies. see lecture. See lecture.

10.21 Margret Schmidt, CDO, TiVo. see lecture.

10.28 Nova Spivack, CEO, Bottlenose. see lecture.

11.04 Jeff Rothschild, Infrastructure Software VP, Facebook. see lecture.

11.18 Workshop “Should I Become and Entrepreneur”, lead be Roberto Zicari, Visiting Scholar and Director, Goethe Unibator, Goethe University, Frankfurt

12.02 Dadi Perlmutter, former EVP & GM, Intel. see lecture.