Cloud Computing

"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,
  • Eva Chen, CEO & Founder, Trend Micro
  • Bruce Chizen, President & CEO, Adobe
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ray Lane, Executive Chairman, HP; Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Tom Leighton, CEO Akamai Technologies
  • Robert LeBlanc, SVP, IBM Cloud
  • Aaron Levie, Founder, CEO, Box
  • Udi Manber, VP, Engineering, Google
  • Paul Maritz, President and CEO, VMware
  • William McCraken, CEO, CA Technologies
  • Lanham Napier, President and CEO, Rackspace 
  • Zach Nelson, President & CEO, Netsuite
  • Mark O'Neil, Chairman and CEO of Dealertrack Holdings
  • 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
  • Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO, Linden Labs
  • Rick Rudman, Founder and CEO, Vocus
  • Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital
  • Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • 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.