Cloud Computing

"It was my favorite class at Stanford by a long shot, and really opened my eyes to the future that is coming faster than any of us realize."

"This class was one of the best experiences I had back at Stanford when I was an undergrad and master's student."

" It was one of the most influential classes I took as an undergrad.
At the time I didn't think I'd be in tech, but since then I've founded a couple start-ups and taught myself how to program"

For the tenth year we will be offering this unique class that you will find at no other university on the planet. Come listen to these eminent leaders discuss their vision of the future of software-powered businesses. The class is only offered in the Autumn quarter for 1 credit; and is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays at 430PM. It is open to any on campus or remote Stanford student. A partial list of past guest lecturers include:

  • Sohaib Abassi, Chairman & CEO, Informatica 
  • Brian Behlendorf, Founder, Apache Foundation
  • Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO,
  • Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution, LLC
  • Eva Chen, CEO & Founder, Trend Micro
  • Bruce Chizen, President & CEO, Adobe
  • Lewis Cirne,  CEO, New Relic (NASDAQ: NEWR)
  • Derek Collison, Founder & CEO Apcera
  • Tom Georgens, President & CEO, NetApp
  • Greg Gianforte, CEO, Chairman and Founder, RightNow Technologies, Inc.
  • Dave Girouard, President, Google Enterprise
  • Evan Goldberg, Founder, CTO, Chairman, NetSuite 
  • Michael Gregoire, President & CEO, Taleo
  • Vic Gundontra, Vice President, Engineering Google
  • Daniel C. Heintzelman, Vice Chairman General Electric
  • Jim Heppleman, CEO, PTC
  • Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman and co-Founder, LinkedIn
  • Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
  • Jay Flatley, CEO, Illumina
  • Subrah Iyar, Chairman, Founder, CEO, Webex 
  • Josh James, Co-founder, President & CEO, Omniture
  • George John, Founder, CEO, Rocket Fuel
  • Jeffrey Jordan, President and CEO, Opentable
  • Rudy Karsan, Founder, Chairman, CEO, Kenexa
  • Kenneth Kannappan, CEO, Plantronics
  • Keith Krach, CEO Docusign
  • Ray Lane, Executive Chairman, HP; Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twillio
  • Tom Leighton, CEO Akamai Technologies
  • Robert LeBlanc, SVP, IBM Cloud
  • Aaron Levie, Founder, CEO, Box
  • Mike McNamara, CEO, Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX)
  • Udi Manber, VP, Engineering, Google
  • Paul Maritz, President and CEO, VMware 
  • Doug Merritt, CEO, Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK)
  • William McCraken, CEO, CA Technologies
  • Steven Mollenkopf, CEO Qualcomm
  • Lanham Napier, President and CEO, Rackspace 
  • Zach Nelson, President & CEO, Netsuite
  • George Oliver, CEO, Johnson Control
  • Mark O'Neil, Chairman and CEO of Dealertrack Holdings
  • Chris O'Neil, CEO Evernote
  • Dheeraj Pandey, CEO Nutanix
  • James Park, CEO and Founder, FitBit
  • Charles Phillips, President, Oracle
  • Marc Pincus, CEO & Founder, Zygna
  • Adam Pisoni, Founder, CEO, Yammer
  • Vivek Ranadive, CEO & Founder, Tibco
  • Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Founder, Partner, Aspect Ventures
  • Toby Redshaw, Global CIO, American Express
  • Martin Richenhagen, CEO, AGCO (NYSE: AGCO)
  • Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO, Linden Labs
  • Rick Rudman, Founder and CEO, Vocus
  • Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital
  • Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc. 
  • Greg Schott, CEO Mulesoft
  • Pradeep Sindhu, Founder, Vice-Chairman, Juniper Networks
  • Michael Simon, Founder & CEO, LogMeIn
  • Steve Singh, Chairman & CEO, Concur
  • Godfrey Sullivan, CEO, Splunk
  • Andrew Thompson, co-founder, CEO Proteus Digital Health
  • Bernard Tyson, CEO, Kaiser
  • Dr. Werner Vogels, VP & CTO, 
  • Maynard Webb, Former Chief Operating Officer, eBay
  • Ann Winblad, Founder, Hummer Winblad
  • Anne Wokcicki , Founder and CEO, 23andMe
  • Ken Xie, Founder & CEO, Fortinet
  • Tony Zingale, CEO, Jive Software

For those interested in the class is also available thru SCPD.