Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Our distinguished panel will discuss how Berkeley approaches innovation and entrepreneurship in the intersecting and ever-changing landscapes of business and tech — always with Cal’s trademark resilience and commitment to the public good in mind.

Dates and Locations

New York

Nov. 9, 2021
Edison Rooftop and Ballroom


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Carol T. Christ

Chancellor, UC Berkeley

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Rich Lyons

Richard K. Lyons

Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer
Professor & Former Dean, Haas School of Business
William & Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership

Rich Lyons is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Haas School of Business, where he served as dean from 2008 to 2018 and acting dean from 2004 …

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Mariana Somma

Lecturer with Continuing Appointment, Innovation, Design, and Creativity, Haas School of Business
Senior Partner, Employera

Mariana Somma is designer, educator, and consultant in Design Thinking and Innovation, Creativity, and Human-Centered Design. She is a Senior Partner at Employera, a talent in…

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Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra

Teaching Professor, English
Co-founder, CEO, Granthika Co.

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