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Students who complete the Managing Technology and Innovation Concentration are eligible to have the Concentration noted on their transcripts (please see the Bulletin for the list of requirements). Take advantage of this focused set of courses to deepen your overall understanding of: the innovation context, organizing for innovation (both large firm issues and start-ups), the process of innovation (team and project management), and systems design.
These courses will better prepare you to engage with the Santa Clara University technology and innovation community. Relevant University organizations include: the Leavey School of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
; the SCU Center for Science, Technology, and Society
; SCU's Tech Law Forum
; and especially, the student-run Entrepreneurs’ Connection
Calendars of Events
Link to Managing Technology & Innovation
Managing Technology and Innovation Today
I am the MTI Concentration Advisor and host this blog to keep SCU Technology and Innovation students connected with current events related to the Concentration, and to events of general interest to our community. I also host a personal blog focused on technology and organizations. Welcome.
Prof. Terri Griffith, Management Department
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 1:27 PM
Due date: March 29th, 2013
Scholarship of up to $5000 to support a career in business aviation ranging from design and manufacturing, to sales, back office, IT, marketing to pilots, ground crew, cabin staff, and all other areas of business aviation.
Happy to talk with you about the opportunity and the process.
Link to the application http://www.norcalbaa.org/uploads/NCBAA_Scholarship_Application_2013.doc
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 11:13 AM
|Colleagues & Friends,
Please join us for the Winter CIE Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. We are pleased to welcome Maynard Webb, Chairman of LiveOps. The program begins at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to Maynard sharing the story about his extensive experience developing and leading high-growth companies and learn more about his new book Rebooting Work, Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship. This event is co-sponsored by the CIE and the School of Engineering.
Seating is limited. Please click here to reserve your ticket today.
I hope to see you there,
Daniel J. Aguiar"
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 8:49 AM
Philip Auerswald this Thursday, see below for more
From the PARC update:
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2013 -- program from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by networking until 6:30pm
WHAT: The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy
This talk is about the unparalleled possibilities of now. In our lifetimes, the benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation is creating large-scale opportunities in richer countries like the United States just as in poorer countries now in the ascent.
To capitalize upon the powerful momentum of global progress we need first to overcome outdated narratives of fear and persistent tendencies toward strategic myopia. Yes, humanity faces huge challenges like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization. Yet each of these challenges presents opportunities. For this reason entrepreneurship is the key to realizing the full potential of the future.
Philip Auerswald is an Associate Professor at George Mason University, an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and the founding president of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012) as well numerous other books, reports, and research papers. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of Innovations, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges.
OTHER UPCOMING PARC FORUM EVENTS
- Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Cheryl Perkins - Be a Leader of Unorthodox Ideas
- Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Peter Sims - Little Bets and Black Sheep: The Revolution Will Be Improvised (NEW! details coming)
- Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Larry Vincent & Eric Kuhn - Managing Brands in an Uncontrollable Landscape
Visit www.parc.com/forum for more information."
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 3:24 PM
||11/7/2012 4:27 PM
||*new* CIE Field Trip Opportunity & Global Entrepreneurship Week Events
**This email sent via bcc to those on the Minor in Entrepreneurship List and the
CIE Undergraduate Program Mailing List**
CIE Field Trip Opportunity!
The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship would like to invite you to join us on our quarterly field trip:
CIE Field Trip
TechShop San Jose
Tuesday, November 27
Noon Departure-2:30 pm Return To Campus
Join us for a field trip to the San Jose Tech Shop! Attendees will travel as a group by bus to the downtown San Jose Tech Shop location for a tour, demos, and an informative Q&A session. We will travel as one group via charter bus. A detailed agenda will be distributed to confirmed attendees. Your SCU photo ID will serve as your check in at the bus on the day of the trip.
The TechShop is a playground for creativity, with something for everyone. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hacker space, part learning center, the TechShop offers access to over $ 1million worth of professional equipment and software. They also provide comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a meaningful and rewarding experience. The facility offers laser cutters, plastics & electronics labs, machine shop, wood shop, metal working shop, textiles department, welding stations, and waterjet cutters. Members have open access to all design software as well, including Autodesk Desing Suite. Huge project areas with large work tables enable you to complete projects and collaborate with others easily. The TechShop offers membership at many levels-including just 1 month-do you have a prototype you need to complete? You can gather all you need and pay for one month to complete your prototype or project! They also offer discount student priced memberships as well.
If you are interested in attending, please reply to me with the following information:
Full Name (as it appears on your SCU Access Card):
First Name for Name Tag:
Current Year/Status: (sophomore, junior, MBA candidate, etc.)
As an FYI, all participants will be required to sign an event liability waiver that states you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TechShop, members and employees as well as the owner of the premises from and against any and all liability for injury associated with your participation in the tour. For the full disclosure, please email me directly.
Reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A wait list will be created; in the event of a cancellation, the wait list will fill in the available saces.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Events November 12-18, 2012
The CIE invites you to join us as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with speakers, panel discussions, info sessions and Office Hours for Entrepreneurs! Don't feel like scrolling? Click here now to go directly to the Global Entrepreneurship Week page and see everything!
Monday, November 12
The Business of Smoothies with Bruce Schroder, COO & President of Stores, Jamba Juice
Co-Sponsored by the CIE and the Food & Agribusiness Institute
November 12, 5 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas 126
Join us as we welcome Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer & President of Stores Bruce Schroder as we discuss: The Business of Smoothies Monday, November 12, 5 pm in the Forbes Family Conference Center-Lucas 126. This event is co-sponsored by the CIE and the Food & Agribusiness Institute.
We're sure you're probably familiar with Jamba Juice, so we'll share some background on our speaker: Bruce Schroder, EVP, Chief Operating Officer & President of Stores joined Jamba Juice in 2010. He has previously held executive management positions in public and private companies including Adina For Life, Aimco Capital, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo Bank, and Pepsi. RSVP Here
Tuesday, November 13
Office Hours for Entrepreneurs with Andy Bartley
Noon-4 pm-Appointments Required
CEO and former Silicon Valley angel investor Andy Bartley will review your business plan or presentation, critique your pitch, and answer your questions in 20-minute one-on-one sessions in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on November 13--appointments are required.
To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
before Friday, November 9.Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
About Andy Bartley
Andy is the CEO of Algorithms.io, a stealth-mode technology company. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice President of boutique acceleration fund Voivoda, which focused on early-stage B2B technology companies. He has held previous positions as President and CEO of Tracker, Director of Business Development for Carr & Ferrell LLP, and as Senior Associate at The Angels Forum and The Halo Funds, where he was responsible for sourcing and identifying potential investment opportunities in the life sciences, high tech, and consumer product spaces. Andy is actively involved in the evaluation of businesses seeking seed/early stage financing and enjoys working with promising entrepreneurs to help them develop investor-oriented pitch decks and presentations. He received his MBA from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering from Oregon State University.
Wednesday, November 14
CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Steve Blank
November 14, 7 pm-8:30 pm, Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming CIE Speaker Series during Global Entrepreneurship Week. We are pleased to welcome serial entrepreneur, author and Silicon Valley legend Steve Blank for a fireside chat with Leavey School of Business Dean Dr. Drew Starbird.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm Program
Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)
Thursday, November 15:
Investor Panel Discussion Presented by Entrepreneurs Connection
7 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center Lucas 126
The graduate student network Entrepreneurs Connection invites you to attend a lively panel discussion with Silicon Valley investors.
Startup investors will discuss the range of options for funding a new company. From Venture Capital to Angel Investment to alternative funding options, speakers from each area of expertise will provide the audience with exposure to the process of funding a new venture. After the event, please join the group for a mixer at the Hut.
Visit the EC facebook page for more info
Also, the Center for Science, Technology & Society will hold information sessions on the CSTS Global Social Benefit Fellows Program:
Monday, November 12
3:30-4:30 pm, Nobili Hall CSTS Conference Room
Thursday, November 15
Noon-1 pm, Nobili Hall CSTS Conference Room
The Center for Science, Technology & Society would like to invite undergraduate juniors to an information session on applying to the second class of their Global Social Benefit Fellows. The fellowship provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and research within the Global Social Benefit Incubator's worldwide network of social entrepreneurs. This fellowship is fully funded by a generous donor and combines a 6-7 week summer field experience in the developing world with two quarters of academically-rigorous research. The CSTS promises a richly rewarding yet personally and academically demanding experience-this requires a time-intensive nine-month commitment and is highly competitive. Each fellow will receive a support package to cover all international travel, in-country expenses, research costs and a modest summer stipend.
Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply during the winter of their junior year-the deadline for application is January 23, 2013. Plan on attending one of the information sessions for full details or read more about the program here. Register to attend one of the information sessions today!
RSVP to Monday, 11/12, Business of Smoothies with Bruce Schroder of Jamba
Juice, 5 pm
RSVP to Tuesday, 11/13, Office Hours with Andy Bartley (include your 3 meeting preferences in your email), Noon-4 pm
RSVP to Wednesday, 11/14, CIE Speaker Series Featuring Steve Blank, 7 pm
RSVP to Thursday, 11/15, Entrepreneurs Connection Startup Investment Panel
Discussion, 7 pm
We hope to see you!
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 7:42 AM
... and I'm serious about the calls I get (mentioned in the article). Let me know if you're working on this skills set and interested in an internship.
Time To Build Your Big-Data Muscles
Friday, Jul. 6, 2012 7:50 PM
Thursday, Jun. 7, 2012 10:26 PM
NorCal Business Aviation Association Monthly Luncheon Meeting Sponsored by:
Each person attending should RSVP by Friday June 8th to ensure we have enough room and food for all.
To RSVP click this link (or cut and paste it into your browser address bar):
Presentation: "Flying to London for the Olympics and Flight Operations to Asia"
-Three member panel consists of:
-Michael Lande- Regional Sales Manager
(Western United States, Asia, and the Pacific Rim)
-Nancy Pierce- Business Consultant
-Walter Taylor- Client Relations Manager
Room introductions, if time permits
Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline
2690 Shoreline BLVD. Mountain View, CA 94043
Lunches and drinks are generously sponsored by our friends at Jeppesen!!!
You're encouraged to forward this email to your aviation colleagues and associates. All are welcome to attend with RSVP.
Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 6:56 AM
If you are available at 5:45 -- We are in Lucas 307 for this timely presentation
Distinguished Engineer, Big Data Products and Innovation Initiatives
Stephen Brodsky, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Engineer specializing in innovation and big data at IBM. His research and projects focus on technology change and entrepreneurial initiatives and has helped technical and business decision makers at organizations worldwide. Currently, Dr. Brodsky is focused on big data with his work looking at the capturing, management and analysis of information for strategic decision making. With the explosion of data – from the web, mobile devices, sensors, etc. - executives are forced to figure out what information to ask for, what date can captured and what resources can be deployed for analysis to use the information effectively. Dr. Brodsky is part of the leadership for the IBM team on this initiative.
Dr. Brodsky holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a joint bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Biochemistry and Cell Biology. With 20 years of experience in technology, Dr. Brodsky has filed over 40 patent applications during his time in the industry.
Monday, May. 21, 2012 9:39 PM
"Do you have a business plan or startup venture that shows significant business potential for the burgeoning baby boomer market, which represents more than $2 trillion in spending power?" http://www.scuboomerventure.com/competitions/bplans.html
First round applications due May 29
Friday, May. 4, 2012 8:17 AM
We are looking for a new Research Analyst to join our firm here locally in Mountain View, CA. Seeking local candidate.
We focus on economic research of contingent work arrangements and the related supporting ecosystem. Candidates with right skills (analysis, data, writing/communications) will be considered, even if they possess little or no direct industry experience. This is an entry to mid-level "analyst" position. We are open to recent graduates with skill-appropriate undergrad or grad degees. The link leads to a position description and an on-line "skills assessment."
If you go through with the skills assessment and want me to contact the company as well, let me know.
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012 4:57 PM
The B's seem to have it:
What are you hearing?
Saturday, Apr. 7, 2012 7:52 AM
From the SF Roundtable of the CSCMP organization:
"Join CSCMP for lunch and an opportunity to tour the Solyndra headquarters in Fremont on April 26th. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view one of the most highly visible, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities ever built in Silicon Valley which took only 10 months from construction to production. Shahzad Mahmud, Solyndra Vice President Facilities and EH&S, who was responsible for the design and construction of the $300Mil+ state-of-the-art facility, will lead the tour where materials handling robotics are still intact (though not operational) followed by Q&A afterward. Learn how an automated rail system moved parts through the assembly process and how robots that resembled "a big freezer with wheels" maneuvered around the factory transporting panels from one machine to another."
For more info and to register, click here.
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012 4:20 PM
Aryng is offering a one-day workshop next month. It is "for fee" but presents the information you need to know how best to prepare for new jobs in big data, predictive analytics, and the like.
"Workshop for professionals new to Analytics
Sales and Marketing Professional: Are you in the sales and marketing function, selling analytics tool and/or services? Then this workshop is ideal for you to understand the value your products/services can deliver to your client, talk to your client with the right analytics terminology and to be able to effectively bridge the gap between your internal data team and your clients.
BI Professionals/Data Analysts:: Are you the keeper and provider of data in your organization? Would you like to deliver more than just the data to your internal clients? This workshop is a perfect starting point to deliver insights and make a tangible impact through your work while doing less, as you learn efficient analytics.
Executives: Are you an executive managing an organization/department and wanting to compete on analytics? Have you made multi-millions dollar investments in state-of-the-art tools to start capturing Big Data, but still not seeing any impact of that investment on your top line? This workshop is the best 1-day investment you can make to start getting the bang for your “data investment” buck."
For more information see: http://www.aryng.com/landing/may-intro-Business-Predictive-Analytics-Workshop.html
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 3:38 PM
You want to do this (I want to do this - but I don't think they'll let me):
"The Institute for the Future will be holding a six-week internship program this summer for current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates, from June 25 – August 3rd. This is a unique opportunity to learn about IFTF’s foresight research and practice, and to work with a leading futures group in a creative environment.
The 2012 internship program will focus on six different research areas—education, governance, development, health, food, and mobile apps—as well as a deep immersion into futures thinking and an introduction to IFTF’s methodologies and approach to foresight."
Click to Learn More Applications are open.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 9:25 AM
The following is from Aryng's founder, Piyanka Jain. She is providing a three day training (for fee) that will bring you up to speed on Analytics and the basics of Big Data. I will be attending as much of the presentation as possible:
Here is a little bit more about our upcoming Analytics workshop in San Francisco from Feb 22-24th.
http://www.aryng.com/landing/Feb-Business-Predictive-Analytics-Workshop.html. We are seeing Analysts, Business Intelligence managers, Operations professionals, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Product professionals, along with mid to high level executives (CEO, Director, VP, Head of...) in our workshops.
...San Francisco Chronicle news article on how Aryng’s training is addressing the analytics talent gap: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/01/31/prweb9153008.DTL
Here is a quick video on why Analytics fails and how we solve for it. Please do forward it to your students who may be interested in learning about how to drive decisions based on data. We can do special discounts for group attendance.
Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 4:20 PM
Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 4:14 PM
Letter from Engineering School Dean, Godrey Mungal:
Dear Campus Community,
Over the next two years, undergraduate students from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and Leavey School of Business will collaborate (along with peers from the architecture department of the University of San Francisco) to design and build a net-zero energy house for the prestigious international competition. More information in the University press release.
Hearty congratulations to Tim Hight, associate professor of mechanical engineering and faculty project leader, Fr. Jim Reites, associate professor of engineering by courtesy, and the solar decathlon student team who have been working in earnest for the last several months to prepare their proposal which was submitted in November.
SCU students who are interested in joining the 2013 Santa Clara Solar Decathlon team may email Dr. Hight, email@example.com
, or Jake Gallau, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a tremendous honor for the University and an unparalleled opportunity for our students to put their talents, education, and heart to work on an enormous interdisciplinary project. As you can imagine the PR has already started so you may watch our students on NBC at:
You will also notice that the California schools in the Decathlon are: Caltech (2nd time), USC (1st time), Stanford (1st time) and SCU (3rd time).
Let the games begin!
"Engineering with a Mission"
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 5:51 PM
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 9:51 PM
Email from CSTS:
I would like to follow up on an email that you received Friday, January 6 to remind you of the upcoming deadline for juniors in your department to apply for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. The Center for Science, Technology, and Society has launched this opportunity for juniors to work in the field with our network of social entrepreneurs, alumni of our GSBI™. This fellowship will provide your students a terrific opportunity to learn how technology is benefitting humanity through social entrepreneurship.
The Global Social Benefit Fellowship integrates community based learning and research. The research can be applied toward a fellow's senior thesis or capstone project. The fellowship is open to juniors in all majors. It requires a sustained, year-long commitment, roughly equivalent to a minor.
The deadline is January 26, 2012, and we encourage you to recommend your best students for this fellowship and have them attend one of the three Student Information Sessions scheduled as follows:
-Monday, January 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Center for Science, Technology, and Society Conference Room, Nobili Hall
-Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm, Lucas Hall 125
-Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Noon
Center for Science, Technology, and Society Conference Room, Nobili Hall
Please have students RSVP to Keith Warner at email@example.com. Also if you have students you would like to recommend, please send Keith their name and email address.
I am particularly pleased that the Center can now work more closely with you as a faculty member in mentoring SCU students in social entrepreneurship with science and technology. I believe this fellowship can provide the students in your department a life-changing experience by working with these terrific societal change-makers.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Director of Operations for Social Benefit
Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Santa Clara University
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 8:10 AM