Winter 2009

Connected @ Haas

Tetsuya Kaida, Toyota
Tetsua Kaida, Founder and General Manager of Toyota's Business Revolution Corporate Value Project Department, talked about how Toyota is adapting to changing global trends in lifestyles, values, cultures, and emotions at an Oct. 1 event organized by the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Google
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Google's President for Asia-Pacific and Latin America Operations, shared insights on opportunities in emerging markets and Google’s strategies there at an Oct. 24 Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series event.
Tweedie and Darwin
Sir David Tweedie, International Accounting Standards Board, and Solomon Darwin, Haas
Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, was honored with the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting at the Haas School's annual financial reporting conference on Oct. 24. He is joined here by Solomon Darwin, Executive Director of the Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting (right).
Ronnie Lott, HRJ Capital
Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton, former San Francisco 49ers teammates and co-founders of HJR Capital, headlined the fourth annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference on Nov. 7. The theme of the conference was “Beyond Labels: Diversity in Thought and Action.” Lott is pictured here giving a keynote speech.
Biz Stone, Twitter
Biz Stone, co-founder of social networking service Twitter, delivered a keynote address at the fourth annual >play conference, titled “Disruption: Changes in Today’s Media Economy,” on Nov. 15.
Steve Rendle,
The North Face
Steve Rendle, CEO of ourdoor clothing and equipment retailer The North Face, spoke on campus Nov. 17 in a CEO Spotlight Event sponsored by the MBA General Management and Strategy Club. Rendle has been a key leader behind the growth of The North Face since its acquisition in 2000 by VF Corp., the world's largest clothing company.
Matthew Bishop,
The Economist
The Haas School launched the Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speakers series on Nov. 19 with inaugural speaker Matthew Bishop, US business editor at The Economist and author of the book, Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World. Bishop explained how today’s leading philanthropists are using new methods known as venture philanthropy, or philanthrocapitalism, to have a greater impact upon the world.
Rohit Bhagat, Barclays
Rohit Bhagat, Global Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Global Investors, gave the morning keynote speech Nov. 21 at the second annual Berkeley Finance Conference, titled “Navigating through Financial Turbulence.” Financial industry leaders discussed the impact of the economic downturn on private equity, corporate finance, investment banking, venture capital, and real estate.
Managing the New Development Process
Students in the course "Managing the New Development Process"
A storage system for Smart Cars was among the prototypes that Berkeley MBA and other students exhibited at an annual tradeshow in December in San Francisco for Berkeley’s Managing the New Development Process course. For the first time, the course this year included interdisciplinary student teams from the National University of Mexico in Mexico City.


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