Jim SporherDate and Time: Friday, March 27th, 2015  @ 12pm – 2pm

Location: Dean’s Suite (S522) at the Haas School of Business

Table Topic:  Knowledge Platforms for Emerging Business Models

Guest speaker: Jim Spohrer, Director of IBM University Programs and Cognitive Institute

IBM Director Global University Programs and Lead of Cognitive Systems Institute. Pioneering the development of a new field known as service science — the study of service systems, value propositions, and governance mechanisms. Service is the application of knowledge for the benefit of another, and service science includes the study of customer-provider interactions aimed at value-cocreation. ISSIP.org founding Board Member. ISSIP (Pronounced I-ZIP) links professional associations that promote service innovations for our interconnected world. ISSIP helps innovators become more T-shaped, and Jim’s primary depth is in Computer Science, Education, USA.

Read Blog here

Roundtable Slides here


PK Agarwal, Former CEO; TiE Global, Former CTO, State of California

Jerry Bautista, VP and General Manager, New Business Initiatives, Intel

John Caldwell, Partner at Grant Thornton International Ltd

Christine Deakin, Chief Strategy Officer, Wells Fargo

Gunso Kim,CIO, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Duncan Logan, Founder and CEO, Rocketspace

J. Christopher Moran, Corp VP, Business Systems & Analytics Group, Applied Materials

Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu, CTO, Applied Materials

Pravin Raj, COO at Cisco Consulting Services

Sunil Kripalani, Vice President, Cisco ; Former CTO, CallMe Corp.

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Founding Director, UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology,

Julienne Gherardi, Table Host, UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Solomon Darwin, Table Chair, Berkeley Haas