John Chiang State Controller

John Chiang
State Controller

Center for Executive Education UC BerkeleyOn April 16-19, the Center for UC Berkeley Executive Education (CEE) hosted the International CEO Program. According to Solomon Darwin, Faculty Director of the program, the purpose of this conference is to offer CEOs the tools to navigate their companies around rapid changes in economic landscape, geopolitical shifts, new technologies, shortened product life cycles, cross-cultural communications, global competition, and changing consumer behavior. Expert faculty members and special guest speakers will address economic and business trends, latest models, provide insight and solutions to business problems, and address strategies to capitalize on new opportunities. This year’s conference consists of five modules: global economic trends, sustainability management in the new era, open innovation in the changing landscape, business model innovation, and cross-cultural negotiations in a global setting. Professor Henry Chesbrough and Professor Solomon Darwin presentations on open innovation in a changing landscape and business model innovation. Highlights from this event included a keynote speech and recognition ceremony for Shanghai Jiao-Tong University as a global leader in business education and included special guests Mark Chandler, Director of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce; Thomas T. Chan, internationally known lawyer, mediator, and expert on intellectual property law and china trade; and John Chiang, California State Controller.