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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Program faculty include professors and senior researchers from Stanford University campus, including Graduate School of Business, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Engineering School, as well as prominent Silicon Valley business, political and NGO leaders.

SPRIE Education Program Co-directors:

William F. Miller Marguerite Gong Hancock

Leaders Forum Speakers:

John Hennessy  

Silicon Valley On-Site Speakers:

Greg Becker  

IEF Program Faculty:

Banny Banerjee William P. Barnett
Arthur Bienenstock Richard Boly
Tom Byers Curtis Carlson
George Foster Marguerite Gong Hancock
Russell Hancock Doug Henton
"Pitch" Johnson William F. Miller
Robert Patterson Henry S. Rowen
Robert Sutton Kim Walesh
Richard Walker Marianne Wu
Kyung Yoon  

Banny Banerjee
• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering at Stanford
• Director of the Stanford Design Program, which focuses on human-centered innovation in design
• Founder, "Design for Change Lab"  at Stanford to address issues of sustainability, technology futures, and the dynamics of rapid change. 
• Graduate degrees  Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, and Design. 
• Extensive work in India and the US, including at Xerox PARC and IDEO 

William P. Barnett
• Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
• Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
• Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy
• Author of The Red Queen Among Organizations: How Competitiveness Evolves

Greg Becker
• President, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)
• Career devoted to financial services for the technology industry
• Former COO and Chief Banking Officer at SVB, responsible for bank sales and operations in 27 offices
• Prior positions at SVB include manager of Venture Capital Group, managing director of Strategic Investors Fund, first SVB fund of funds, and Silicon Valley BancVentures, LP, SVB's first direct equity fund

Arthur Bienenstock
• Professor of Applied Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University
• Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy, Stanford University
• former Vice Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Policy, Stanford University
• former Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States government

Richard C. Boly
• National security affairs fellow for 2008-2009 at the Hoover Institution; beginning summer 2009 he will be in the U.S. Department of State's OFfice of eDiplomacy
• Career member of the United States Foreign Service
• Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy from 2004-2008
• Most junior diplomat to win the Cobb Award for commercial diplomacy

Tom Byers
• Professor (Teaching), Department of Management, Science and Engineering, Stanford University
• Faculty Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), entrepreneurship center for the Engineering School at Stanford University
• Co-author, textbook: Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise
• Advisory Council member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Entrepreneurship, American Society for Engineering Education's Entrepreneurship Division and others

Curtis Carlson
• President and CEO of SRI International
• Chairman of the Board, Sarnoff Corporation. Previously, as head of Ventures and Licensing at Sarnoff, he helped found more than 12 new companies.
• Patent holder in the fields of image quality, image coding, and computer vision.
• Co-Author, Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want

George Foster
• Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business at Stanford
• Director of the Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford and Executive Education programs for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and for the National Football League (NFL)
• Active as member of Board of Directors of start-ups
• Co-Author of textbooks Cost Accounting: A Managerial Analysis and The Business of Sports

Marguerite Gong Hancock
• Associate Director, Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE)
• Co-director, program on "Leading Innovative and Entrepreneurial Regions" at Stanford University
• Co-editor of The Silicon Valley Edge, Making IT: Asia's Rise in High Tech, and Greater China's Quest for Innovation
• Member, Stanford Entrepreneurship Network

Russell Hancock
• President and CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
• Lecturer in the Public Policy Program, Stanford University
• Named by 2008 Silicon Valley Business Journal to its annual list of Silicon Valley's most influential "players"

Doug Henton
• Chairman, CEO, Co-Founder, Collaborative Economics
• 30 years of experience in innovation and economic development at the national, regional, state, and local levels.
• Co-author, Civic Revolutionaries: Igniting the Passion for Change in America's Communities and Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy

John Hennessy
• President, Stanford University
• Pioneer in computer architecture, RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) technology
• Co-founder MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies
• Recipient of numerous awards, including the 2000 IEEE John von Neumann Medal, the 2001 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, a 2005 Founders Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
• Co-author of two internationally used undergraduate and graduate textbooks on computer architecture design

Franklin Pitcher "Pitch" Johnson
• Venture capitalist since 1962
• Founding Partner, Asset Management Company, which has made over 200 early-stage venture investments
• Director, 3 private companies, and a public investment fund operating in eastern Europe.
• Former director, National Venture Capital Association
• Lecturer on entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford Business School

William F. Miller
• Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Stanford University
• Professor of Computer Science emeritus, Stanford University
• former Provost, Stanford University
• former President and CEO of SRI International
• Chairman of the Board, Sentius Corporation
• Founder and Chairman, Nanostellar, Inc.
• Co-editor of The Silicon Valley Edge, Making IT: Asia's Rise in High Tech, and Greater China's Quest for Innovation

Robert Patterson
• Partner, Peninsula Equity (venture capital) with 25 years venture capital experience
• former president, US office of Thompson Clive & Partners
• Board member, Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Dartmouth College

Henry S. Rowen
• Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Senior Fellow emeritus, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
• Professor of Public Policy and Management emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
• former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, US Department of Defense
• former President, RAND Corporation
• author of numerous articles and most recently co-editor of The Silicon Valley Edge, Making IT: Asia's Rise in High Tech, and Greater China's Quest for Innovation

George Shultz
• Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
• 60th United States Secretary of State
• Former, United States Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of Labor, Director of Office of Management and Budget
• Chairman, J. P. Morgan Chase International Council, Chairman of the California governor's Council of Economic Advisers, and U.S. chair of the North American Forum
• Author of many books, including most recent publication, Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform, co-authored with John Shoven
• Awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor as well as many other prizes, including most recently, the Truman Medal for Economic Policy

Robert Sutton
• Professor of Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford
• Cofounder Stanford Technology Ventures Program and "D-School" at Stanford
• IDEO Fellow
• Named by Business 2.0 as a leading "management guru"
• Author, The No Asshole Rule, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense, The Knowing-Doing Gap, Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Kim Walesh
• Chief Strategist, City of San Jose
• former Co-founder and managing director of Collaborative Economics
• former senior policy analyst SRI International's Center for Economic Competitivenessmore than 20 state and regional competitiveness projects in North America, Asia, and Europe
• Co-author, Civic Revolutionaries: Igniting the Passion for Change in American Communities and Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy

Richard Walker
• Former Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Desktop PC Business, Hewlett-Packard
• Management roles in Europe, US and Asia Pacific, founding member of management team that launched HP Pavilion, Hewlett-Packard
• Founder of TapCast

Marianne Wu
• Partner at MDV (venture capital) where she focuses on Cleantech investments
• Named one of Top 10 Women in Cleantech and one of Silicon Valley's Women of Influence
• Member of Advisory Committees of the Cleantech Open, Western Governors' Association, SdForum and Astia

Kyung Yoon
• CEO, Talent Age Associates LLC, a global talent management firm
• Former Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, executive search and leadership consulting firm
• Former, President of Benten Investments, Inc. and former President of Pacific Union Asset Management
• Trustee and Chairman (former President) of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), a business network promoting technology enterprises

Program Coordinator
Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE)
Knight Management Center
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298 USA
Phone: +1.650.725.1885
Fax: +1.650.721.2198