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Solomon N. Darwin

Executive Director
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
510-643-4133
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Academic Status: On duty
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)

Education


Doctoral Studies (Finance), Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
MCCP, Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, Boston, MA. (Management Program)
MBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
BA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California



Positions Held


At Haas since 2005
2013-present, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
2009 – 2013, Associate Director, Center for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business
2009, Executive Director, Center for Innovative Financial Technology, Haas School of Business
2009, Associate Director, Center for International Business Development, Haas School of Business
2005 – 2009, Executive Director, Center for Financial Reporting & Management, Haas School of Business
1996-2005, Associate Professor of Clinical Accounting, University of Southern California
1995, Senior Manager of Finance/Vice-President, Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
1993-95, Vice President of Finance/Planning & Analysis, First Interstate Bank, Los Angeles
1984-92, Corporate Controller/Vice President, Glenfed Inc., Glendale, CA
1983-84, Senior Financial Analyst, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
1980 -83, Senior Financial Analyst, Motorola Inc, Chicago, IL



Visiting Positions


  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India 2014
  • University of Science & Technology, Hefei, China 2014
  • BI Norwegian Business School, Norway -2013
  • University of Turku, Finland -2013
  • Jiao Tong University, China,  Summer breaks  2010 -2013
  • Lancaster University, School of Management, United Kingdom,  Spring Break  2011-2013
  • Korean University, South Korea 2012
  • Qingdao University, China 2012
  • International University of Business & Economics, Beijing, China , Summer Breaks  2011-2013
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland,  Spring Breaks  2010, 2011
  • East China Normal University, China – Summer Program  2010
  • Wuhan University, China, Executive MBA Program , Summer 2005
  • Euro-med School of Management, France,  Summer 2004
  • EM Lyon School of Management, France, Summers: 1999, 2000,2001,2003, 2004)
  • Stanford University, Graduate School of Management  (guest lectured at various times)
  • Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont, Ca (guest lectured at various times)


External Service and Assignments


  • Executive Education – Taught courses for: Google, HP, Genentech, Health Net, Conceptus, UCSF Medical Center, CIO Institute, American Association of Corporate Counsel.
  • Keynote Speaker: International Triple Helix Conference, London – 2013; International Open Innovations Conference, Moscow, Russia -2012 ; Big Innovation Center, London -2013/2012. Fraunhofer Institute’s Innovation Conference, Germany – 2011; World Trade Center, Mexico City – 2011; The Atlantic’s “American Competitiveness ”- 2006.
  • Organized The World Open Innovation Forum (annual) 2014 – present
  • Directs and Organizes Berkeley Innovation Semiannual Forums – since 2009 – present
  • Chair, Chief Innovation Officer Round tables (quarterly meetings) 2009 – present
  • Conduct Leadership Seminars for Indian & Chinese C-suite Executives 2012 – present
  • Chair, Chief Financial Officer Round tables (quarterly meetings) – 2006 – present
  • Chief Content Officer and Moderator: CFO Summit for Global 1000 companies -2010
  • Developed a new Masters Degree at UC from inception to approval. 2007-2010.
  • Directed and moderated annual Financial Reporting Conferences 2005 – 2009
  • Chair, CFRM Executive Board and Advisory Boards for Financial Reporting Conferences.
  • Developed new courses: Business Models & Open Innovation, Innovation in Emerging Economies (travel study course); Forensic Accounting and International Accounting and Custom Executive Accounting Programs.
  • Faculty Advisor to several  student organizations student case competitions
  • Founded and Spearheaded an International School and Charity Hospital in India (1999 / 2003)
  • President – Hope For People International, Los Angeles, Ca. 2005 –  Present
  • Chairman – Project India, 1986 – Present
  • Board of Directors: Genius Labs, Pasadena, CA. (1998-2000)
  • Board of Directors: Mustard Seed International, Pasadena, CA. 1998 – 2004
  • Board of Directors: Mission Compassion Inc., (Relief Organization), SF, CA.  1980 – 1990
  • Chairman of the board – Project India (a humanitarian organization), India. 1986 -Present
  • Consulting Experience – 1998-2000 to several startup companies of former students.
  • Chief Financial Officer – Mustard Seed Inc, USA, Pasadena.   1992 –1993


Current Research and Interests


  • Smart City Innovations and Business Models
  • Cognitive Computing Business Models
  • Open Innovation and Business Models
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Planning & Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Profit Center Accounting
  • International Accounting & Multinational Corporations


Teaching


  • EWMBA 290T, Open Innovation & Business Models
  • UGBA 198, IBM Watson Leveraging Open Innovation
  • UGBA 193i Building Smart Cities Leveraging Open Innovation (Travel Study)
  • UGBA 190T, Open Innovation and Business Models
  • UGBA 190I, Business Innovation in Emerging Economies (Travel Study)
  • MBA 290T.2/ENG 298A.2,  Topics in Open Innovation:
  • EMBA 202,   Financial Reporting
  • MBA 224,  Managerial Accounting
  • UGBA 127, International Accounting / Forensic Accounting


Honors and Awards


  • Honorary Professor on Faculty, Lancaster University, UK – since 2015
  • Honorary Professor on Faculty, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University – since 2011
  • Leadership Award for Exemplary Service – Haas School of Business 2009
  • Honorary Doctorates: Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Overseas College – 2011
  • Honorary Doctorate: CapStone University, Pasadena, CA 2008
  • Golden Apple Teaching Awards –Marshall Business School, USC – three time winner
  • Most Innovative Teacher Award – 2005 Marshall Faculty Award, USC
  • Several National Teaching Awards (2002, 2004, 2005)
  • Motor Board Outstanding Professor Award -2005
  • Professor of the Year Award  2003 (National Greek Society – Gamma Sigma Alpha)
  • “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”

 




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