Martin Kenney: Professor at UC Davis; Editor of the Stanford University book series on Silicon Valley; Author of assorted books on venture capital, off shoring, manufacturing; Senior Project Director at BRIE.
Michael Borrus: Founding general partner of X/Seed Capital; formerly Executive in Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures in Silicon Valley; Managing Director of the start-up, The Petkevich Group (TPG); Founder of BRIE.
Sean Randolph: President of the Bay Area Economic Forum; formerly Director of international trade for the State of CA; International Director General of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.
David Hodges: Former Dean of College of Engineering UCB; Professor Emeritus at the College of Engineering; Founder of Berkeley’s Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing Program; Founding Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing; formerly Director of Silicon Image, Inc and Mentor Graphics Company.
William Spencer: Formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of SemaTech; Director of Systems Development and Microelectronics at Sandia National Laboratories; Research Professor of Medicine at UNM School of Medicine; Director of Bell Labs University Relations Group in the 1970s, as well as the Head of Xerox Parc in the 80s.
Jay Stowsky: Associate dean at UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business; Director of Research Policy for the UC system; previously served in the Clinton Administration as senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisors; current research interests: university-industry-government partnerships, technology transfer
Peter Cowhey: Associate Vice Chancellor - Int’l Affairs UC San Diego; formerly Dean, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies; Head of International Bureau of the FCC.
Eric Brewer Wireless technology and the new choices for development; Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley; elected to the National Academy of Engineering for leading the development of scalable servers; Founder of Inktomi Corporation
Eugene Wong: Professor Emeritus UCB College of Engineering; Founder of Relational Technology, Inc INGRES Corporation. Apart from his technology work, Eugene has worked with the US government as Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office under George H. Bush. He also worked closely with the government of Taiwan developing their future program and with the government of Ireland. He is founder of Asia Internet Holding Company, CEO of Versata, Inc.
Kenji Kushida: BRIE research associate. His work considers how national policy on data network regulation and development influences growth strategies.
Jessica Rothenberg Research Scholar with BRIE; Consults major IT companies on global business activities.
George Scharffenberger: Founding Executive Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies; has 35 years of experience in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of international economic and social development programs and projects; previously Executive Director of the international NGO World Links.
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry: Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, and chair of the Institute's Colloquium on the Moral Economy of Islam. She teaches in the fields of comparative politics, the political economy of development, and the Middle East.