Garwood Center is offering an executive program at the birth place of  Open Innovation. As a Garwood Innovation Fellow, you will have access to renowned faculty, courses, research resources, student projects, and opportunities to  network with Silicon Valley executives. A Garwood Innovation Fellow can participate in a mentorship program with MBA students to develop working relationships with potential collaborators. Learn about rising trends within Open Innovation, build an affinity group, solve problems, and experiment with new ideas.



Manav Subodh  | CV

Manav Subodh is the Executive Director of Hypershift, one of the first corporate accelerators in India based on lean startup methodology and is a Founding Board Member of 1M1B (1 Million for 1 Billion), a global initiative to activate a million people to create jobs and innovations to impact a billion people. He was featured in Forbes as “The Man Who Will Help 1 Billion People”. Earlier, Manav worked for Intel corporation and led Intel’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship agenda in over 30 countries including the Intel CEO inspired Corporate Innovation initiative on Wearable computing. Manav has also worked for Ernst and Young (EY), Hughes and QAI.


MohiAhmedMohi Ahmed  | CV

Dr. Mohi Ahmed is the Senior Director of Open Innovation Program at Fujitsu and was named one of the world’s key “idea practitioners” in the book “What’s the Big Idea?” Mohi is a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School in Boston and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and has a PhD in Communications from Simon Fraser University in Canada. His current research topic is: Open (Innovation and Marketing) Platform for Doing Well by Doing Good.


GunsoGunso Kim | CV

Gunso Kim received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Yonsei University in 2010. He served as Assistant Mayor of IT for the Seoul Metropolitan Government. He serves as Secretary General of WeGO(World eGovernment Organization of Cities and Local Governments). Under his experience, Seoul was ranked #1 out of 60 big cities in the world for eGovernment cities by the United Nations. His interests are in Digital Economy that covers Bigdata, IOT and ICT. He wonders how new technologies can accelerate Open Innovation in governments and companies.



ToddTodd Schofield | CV

Todd Schofield holds Global Executive MBA degrees from both the National University of Singapore and  UCLA. He is currently the Managing Director of SC Studios, LLC, for Standard Chartered Bank in San Francisco. Schofield holds more than 20 years of experience in large-scale corporate technology and innovation, and has been named a Top 25 Global CTO and Top 25 Information Manager.



philippPhilipp Skogstad | CV

Philipp Skogstad received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2009. He currently works with SAP LABS LLC in Palo Alto, where he leads divisions in Agile & Design Thinking, Development Processes & Tools, and Product Management’s End-to-End Experience, as well as serving as a Project Manager. Prior to SAP, he worked with Volkswagen of America, Stanford University, and University of St. Gallen.


    • World-leading executives who practice Open Innovation.
    • International Executives who want to expand their network within Silicon Valley.
    • Industry experts seeking new opportunities in Open Innovation.
    • Post-career executives looking to share their experience and knowledge with Open Innovation students.
    • Government officers who lead innovation policy.


Gain access to current innovation and management theories, exposure to Cal research and Bay Area start-ups. Receive opportunities to work with peers and MBA’s on applied projects. Work on projects that can be brought back to the company, such as case studies or teaching modules. A Garwood Innovation Fellow will work within small groups, for intimate interactions and think across functions and industry.

Value Proposition

  • Access to Haas innovation classes and workshops.
  • Development of teaching modules and case studies.
  • Personal  executive office and library access.
  • Course materials and resources.
  • J-1 Visa invitation fees for international executives (optional).

Total cost:  $20,000


Semester Outlook

  • VIP access to new technology through Cal and partnership links with Bay Area tech showcase events.
  • Mentor MBA students to develop working relationships with industry leaders.
  • Independent research projects to develop case studies and create teaching modules.
  • Access to Garwood events and Berkeley Innovation Forum (BIF) network.
  • Option to attend Berkeley-Haas classes.

To apply to the Garwood Innovation Fellow program or for more information, contact:
Anita Stephens, Associate Director of Events and Memberships | office: 510-642-4233

Solomon Darwin, Executive Director at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Office: (510) 643-4133 | Cell: (510) 316-8286