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 415PM. It is open to any on campus or remote Stanford student. Past guest lecturers have included:

  • Sohaib Abassi, Chairman & CEO, Informatica 
  • Samir Aora, Chairman and CEO of Glam Media
  • Javier Barerras, CMO, Member of the Board, Grupo Posadas 
  • Brian Behlendorf, Founder, Apache Foundation, 
  • Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO,
  • Hamish Brewer, CEO, JDA Software
  • Marc Chardon, President & CEO, Blackbaud
  • Eva Chen, CEO & Founder, Trend Micro
  • Bruce Chizen, President & CEO, Adobe
  • Erich Clementi General manager, IBM Cloud Computing
  • 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
  • Doug Hauger, General Manager, Microsoft Azure
  • 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
  • Jeffrey Jordan, President and CEO, Opentable
  • Rudy Karsan, Founder, Chairman, CEO, Kenexa
  • Ray Lane, Executive Chairman, HP; Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Tom Leighton, Founder and Chief Scientist, CEO Akamai Technologies
  • John Lervik, CEO, FAST, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Enterprise Search
  • Udi Manber, VP, Engineering, Google
  • Paul Maritz, President and CEO, VMware (NYSE: VMW)
  • 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
  • Charles Phillips, President, Oracle
  • Marc Pincus, CEO & Founder, Zygna
  • Vivek Ranadive, CEO & Founder, Tibco
  • Toby Redshaw, Global CIO, American Express
  • John Roberts, CEO & Founder, sugarCRM
  • Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO, Linden Labs
  • Rick Rudman, Founder and CEO, Vocus
  • Bill Ruh, VP and Corporate Officer, GE Software
  • Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Hemant Shah, CEO, RMS
  • Pradeep Sindhu, Founder, Vice-Chairman, Juniper Networks
  • Michael Simon, Founder & CEO, LogMeIn
  • Steve Singh, Chairman & CEO, Concur
  • Randy Spratt, Executive VP, CIO & CTO, McKesson
  • Godfrey Sullivan, CEO, Splunk
  • 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
  • Neil Young, Founder and CEO, Ngmoco
  • Tony Zingale, CEO, Jive Software

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