Professor Solomon Darwin comes with broad Leadership Experience in Corporate Management & Academia. He is an international speaker and has been recognized by peers and students with numerous awards for his innovative leadership, curriculum development and passion for teaching. At Berkeley, he is the Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Innovation. He inspires students from both business and engineering disciplines teaching courses in Open Innovation, Business Models, Building Smart Cities and IBM Watson. His project based courses are meant to solve grand challenges where his students are evaluated by high level senior executives and government leaders closely linked to the projects.