Ikhlaq Sidhu, UC Berkeley
Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, Sutarja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor at UC Berkeley. A world-class expert in “real-life” technology innovation and leadership. Invented the technology used in Skype and other internet communications (over 50 patents). Started 4 new companies.
Academically trained, yet highly applied. He co-created the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (for students) and the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership (for existing companies). Developed Data-X, a holistic framework for digital transformation. Serves on many advisory boards. Created the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world.