Schedule

EXPERIENCE NEW THINKING FOR THE NEW ECONOMY

Watch live via this live stream link. Tune in at 9:30 am PT for Dean Ann Harrison’s Welcome and our alumni keynote presentation by Alvaro Silberstein, FTMBA 17, and at 3:15 pm PT for the HaasX Talks – our TED-esque style presentations by Haas Alumni.

Attire is business casual or casual.

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  • Saturday, April 30


  • Pick up your registration materials and enjoy a continental breakfast.
    Where
    O’Donnell Courtyard & Bank of America Forum

  • Dean Ann Harrison provides a school update, followed by a keynote address, Making the World Accessible, from Alvaro Silberstein, FTMBA 17 and CEO & Co-Founder, Wheel the World.

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • Morning break will take place in the O’Donnell Courtyard & Bank of America Forum.
    Where
    O’Donnell Courtyard & Bank of America Forum

  • Choose from concurrent conference sessions. Session interest will be gauged during registration. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Introduced by Élida Bautista, PhD, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
    DEIB
    Inclusivity
    Leadership
    Management
    Where
    Wells Fargo Room

  • Digital Transformation is no longer an option: Every company needs to undergo digital transformation, even digital companies! In this session, we will discuss the challenges confronted by managers who take digital transformation seriously. While most observers focus on the technological changes required for change, such as data analytics, automation, cloud, and APIs., the organizational challenges may turn out to be the more difficult ones. Every technological shift has had a corresponding shift in how firms are structured and organized and how managers make decisions. In this session, we will dig into how to design an organizational strategy that fits the technological strategy needed for true digital transformation.

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Disruption
    Organizational Strategy
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • There is ever growing demand for insights into what drives customers’ attitudes and behavior. Unfortunately, surveys and other traditional methods of generating customer insights have remained largely unchanged since their introduction decades ago. Applications of neuroscientific techniques have increasingly been seen as one possible successor to traditional methods. In this session, Professor Hsu will talk about how his work takes what we know at the biological level and apply them to tackle important business and societal challenges.

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Behavioral Economics
    Marketing
    Where
    Spieker Forum

  • Enjoy lunch in the courtyard with fellow alumni as well as conference speakers and student participants. Over lunch, learn more about your alumni benefits by visiting any number of the information tables in the Bank of America Forum.
    Where
    O’Donnell Courtyard & Bank of America Forum

  • Choose from concurrent conference sessions. Session interest will be gauged during registration. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
    Where
    Various

  • Moderated by Kimberly MacPherson, MBA/MPH 94; alumni panel include: Julie Brown, MBA/MPH 85, Principal and Owner, Julie M. Brown and Associates; Rebecca Messing Haigler, MBA/MPH 09, Health Economics Lead, Verily; Chief Development Officer, Onduo; and Lauren Dugard Thomas, MBA/MPH 17, Director, Enterprise Strategy, Blue Shield of California.

    Healthcare is a unique sector with a diverse range of stakeholders and a highly important role in everyone's lives. Four alumni of the MBA/MPH program will have a lively conversation about how they have been making an impact through progressive roles across different healthcare related enterprises. The session will explore choices made, key milestones hit, and how to keep reinventing yourself to both stay relevant and engaged but also adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. The panel will also discuss:
    • What are emerging business opportunities and challenges stemming from major driving forces such as the pandemic?
    • How can we help the system re-center around health vs. healthcare and consider the Whole Person with new efforts to incorporate social determinants, behavioral health and reduce systemic racism?


    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Healthcare
    Innovation
    Where
    Wells Fargo Room

  • Amid the ever-accelerating digital transformation underway across industries, AI-based innovation holds great allure for firms looking to secure future competitive advantage. In this interactive session, we will identify seven pitfalls that companies need to steer clear of to effectively leverage this novel technology, and present a framework to help them gauge their readiness to deploy AI. The session will also help decision-makers in recognizing what unique competencies they can utilize and what capabilities they need to develop to take advantage of this opportunity today.

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    AI
    Innovation
    Organizational Strategy
    Where
    Spieker Forum

  • Two recent seminal reports—one from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) chaired by Michael Bloomberg, and the second from the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee (CRMRS) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission—have laid out blueprints for action to manage climate risk in the global financial system. As these reports clearly outline, climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme impacts, leaving the financial system increasingly exposed to systemic risk. Importantly, the TCFD recommendations emphasize that climate risks to the financial system are both physical (asset vulnerabilities to climate extremes) and transitional (financial risk associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy). Both reports emphasize the need to quantify risk across the range of potential climate and emissions pathways. This talk will focus on recent research at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics that quantifies the growing wildfire risks in California and the implications of these risks for property valuations in the state, mortgage markets, and the pricing of fire casualty insurance in the state.

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Real Estate
    Sustainability
    Where
    C230

  • Today we live in a fluid, inter-connected and chaotic world. New competitors, disruptive innovations, generational shifts, digital technologies, geo-political challenges, and the COVID crisis, have transformed the way we lead, organize, interact and work. To succeed in the new world, leaders need a new playbook: one that can harness change and help them thrive on fluid reality. Today many leaders struggle to overcome active inertia, rigid mindsets, old recipes and change fatigue. They lack a practical toolkit to help them lead real-time and drive their business with agility and flexibility. During this session, Professor Bahrami will share the findings of her field research as well as best practices, and practical tools that can help you be effective leaders in a VUCA world, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous. Our main focus will be on the behavioral aspects of leadership & best practices for leading under turbulent & unpredictable conditions: What are the qualities that enable business leaders to succeed in a turbulent world? What can we learn from innovative leaders and disruptive entrepreneurs who thrive on change and uncertainty? How can business leaders learn from these practices and improve their capacity to succeed in a world of constant volatility? What are a few do’s and don’ts that we can put into practice today and develop new habits?
    Leadership
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • Emceed by Professor Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership

    The pace will be fast! The ideas will fly! Join an extraordinary group of Berkeley Haas alumni who will share ideas that challenge our assumptions. These speakers conclude the day with presentations that inspire, engage, and provoke conversations that matter.

    This year's speakers include:

    This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • This session will be recorded. 📹
    Where
    Andersen Auditorium

  • Conclude your day on campus with invigorating conversation and a cold drink. Meet fellow alumni and featured speakers.
    Where
    O’Donnell Courtyard