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KIT-Alumni goes Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley, USA

Save the date: KIT Alumni Seminar 25th-28th September 2017 in Silicon Valley - ''Connecting with success - responsible transfer of knowledge as the key to success''.

It is our pleasure to invite all our Alumni in the United States to take part in the KIT Alumni Seminar, further information will follow.


Preliminary AGENDA


Monday 25 September


7.00pm – Welcome Dinner tbc


Tuesday 26 September


8.30am – pick up at the Hotel


9.00am – Welcoming remarks and introductory presentation of KIT

Pascale Kohler, International Affairs &  Esther Legant,  Innovation and Relations Management, KIT


9.30am – Entrepreneurship at KIT: current research topics and existing activities

Prof. Orestis Terzidis, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation (ENTECHNON), KIT


10.30am  –  coffee break


11.00am – Technology Venture Formation” – how Stanford teaches students to assess and create entrepreneurial opportunities     

Robert Ruhlandt, KIT Alumnus, PhD Candidate at Stanford University


12.00pm – lunch


1.30pm – Business modeling in value networks – A case of German energy start-ups

Markus Lau, Research Associate Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation (ENTECHNON), KIT 


2.15pm – Entrepreneurial opportunities in energy access

Prof. Daniel M. Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley (tbc)


3.00 pm – tbd

Frederik Hermann, KIT Alumnus, Head of Marketing and Sales, Huami


3.45pm – Career path from Rhine Valley to Silicon Valley

Michael Maczka, KIT Alumnus, Growth Product Manager, LinkedIn


Afternoon: Visit of LinkedIn and reception


7.00pm – Dinner

The Grand Hotel, Silicon Valley

Or:  LinkedIn, 599 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 tbc


Wednesday 27 September


8.30am – pick up at the Hotel


9.00am – Presentation: Samsung – How to become and excel to the most leading IT Company in the world

Volker Joehnk, KIT Alumnus, Senior Director IT, Samsung


9.45am – Best practice: Changing perspectives - from Karlsruhe to Silicon Valley

Dr. Guido Appenzeller, KIT Alumnus, Chief Technology Strategy Officer, NSBU at VMware


10.45am – coffee break


11.15am – Testimonial: Fostering entrepreneurial spirit of students

Prof. Volker Saile, former Chief Science Officer Head of Division Physics & Mathematics of KIT 


11.45am – Frameworks: The Modern Fuel for Speed and Scale Helping Innovation Programs Succeed

Laura Richardson, Vice President of Sales at Conteneo & Director of Partnerships at Every Voice Engaged Foundation


12.15am – lunch and transfer to Stanford Design School


2.00pm – Visit of Stanford D-School ME310 tour (Design Thinking - Hasso Plattner Institute, Peterson Building

Larry Leifer, Director Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford University


4.30pm – Visit Stanford

Robert Ruhlandt, KIT Alumnus, PhD Candidate at Stanford University


Thursday 28 September


8.30am – pick up at the Hotel, transfer to German Consulate General San Francisco


9.45am – Interview: The German and the US-American innovation  

Cyriac Roeding, KIT Alumnus, Entrepreneur, Angel investor, Founder


10.45am – transfer to Lending Club


11.00am – Testimonial: How marketplace finance platforms make borrowing more accessible and investing more rewarding

Stoyan Kenderov, KIT Alumnus, Senior Vice President Products and Design, Lending Club


1.00pm – lunch at Lending Club 


4.00pm – Visit San Francisco 


6.00pm – Dinner at German Consulate General San Francisco, 1960 Jackson Street

Welcoming address – Sabine Blankenship

Kosten/ Zahlungsweise For more information and registration please contact Esther Legant (esther.legant@kit.edu) or Pascale Kohler (pascale.kohler@kit.edu).
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