Ikhlaq SidhuIS-v3
Contact: sidhu@berkeley.edu or is@innovation-engineering.net, Also see the Sutardja Center Website at scet.berkeley.edu

For Conference or Speaker Biographic Information: See this link or LinkedIn for details

Sample Topics for Talks and Seminars:

  • Data, AI and Intelligent Systems for Business Innovation
  • How to Enable Innovation and Entrepreneurial Culture in Large Organizations
  • Applied EQ: Harnessing Technology for Customer Empathy and Profitability
  • Innovation Insights: Tactics and Execution
  • How we teach Berkeley students to create Innovation and Ventures (BMoE)

On a day-to-day basis, I work with people at..

  • Innovative Firms: Engineering leaders at Apple, Google, Samsung, Cisco, Applied Materials, Lam Research, Yahoo, Network Appliances, GM, Bosch, Qualcomm, PayPal, Broadcom, VMware, and many other leading firms.
  • Organizations, Universities, and Governments:  Includes Chile Engineering 2030, Onset Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley investment firm, Hong Kong (HKBU), the Government of New Zealand, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Jacobs Institute for Design at UC Berkeley.
  • New Ventures: Undergraduate, Ph.D. students, and faculty colleagues at UC Berkeley and the global partner institutions of the College of Engineering.

Current Programs and Projects:

My projects create the  educational methods and data tools needed to enable technology innovation.

Data-X: A Framework for Digital Transformation and Technology Strategy

A framework and technical course at UC Berkeley that teaches students to use foundational mathematical concepts and current computer science tools to create data-related applications and systems for real-world problems.

Engineering Leadership Program

This program is the management track for Silicon Valley.  The program builds upon the core technical skills of managers, engineers, and scientists; and provides breadth, strategy, market focus, operations, and communication skills for engineering leaders to be able to take larger roles within innovative companies.

Berkeley Innovation Index

A data-analytic approach to measuring innovation mindset and innovation culture inside companies.

About Me: Ikhlaq Sidhu, UC Berkeley

  • Chief Scientist and Faculty Director, UC Berkeley Sutardja Center (founding)
  • IEOR Professor at UC Berkeley
  • Developed Data-X, A framework for rapid impact with Data, ML, and Systems
  • Co-creator, Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship to develop innovation mindsets and behaviors.
  • Created many UC Berkeley programs
  • Invented seminal Internet communication technologies used at Skype, HP, US Robotics, IBM, and licensed to many others.  HP – Laser Printer Design
  • Granted 75 US Patents
  • IEEE Major Innovation Award, 2018
  • UC Berkeley IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award, 2009
  • 3Com “Inventor of the Year” 1999
  • Venture Advisor at Onset Ventures, X-Fund
  • Advisor to many firms, executives, advisory boards, and non-profits
  • All degrees: Electrical Engineering, BS to Ph.D.