Berkeley Global Course 2020

Digital Transformation and Data Science.

Digital Transformation and Data Science

Leading with Big Data and Analytics

This Berkeley Global Course 2020 provided insights into data science and machine learning. It outlined how business leaders make data driven decisions, as well as creating data driven organisations.

The program combined theoretical with interactive parts. One of the main learning objectives was to gain a profound knowledge of the basic techniques of data science, building of data culture and evaluation of machine learning models. 


The benefit?

Participants learned how companies and organisations prepare data and use information collected to further strengthen market positions. The course with Prof. Gregory La Blanc also teached how companies can organize themselves around APIs and what it means to be software-centric.

The Berkeley Global Course 2020 was conducted as online course and streamed through an online platform.

Gregory La Blanc – About

Evergreen Lectures present the Berkeley Global program with Gregory La Blanc. Gregory La Blanc is the Chair of the Berkeley-Haas Professional Faculty and a Lecturer at the Haas School, Berkeley Law School, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley.

He started the Haas Data Science Initiative and heads up the Berkeley Fintech Institute. He is also the academic director of the AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship and Development and instructor in Berkeley’s VC Deal Camp and Blockchain Bootcamp. Gregory La Blanc received numerous teaching awards, including the Haas Cheit Award and teaches classes in law, innovation, strategy, technology and data. He has consulted in the areas of innovation, decision making, risk management, and strategy around the world. He has advised numerous start-ups, particularly in Fintech, Artificial Intelligence and people operations. 

His research lies at the intersection of law, innovation and the use of data in rapidly changing industries.

Impressions from Prof. Gregory La Blanc

Get Your UC Berkeley Certificate - free of charge

The Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course was targeted for Austrian students, who are motivated to expand their horizon and who are specifically interested in the subject of this Berkeley Global course, who think outside the box and who challenge their professional environment with the expertise from other fields of research. A distinct quantity of places was reserved for students from forestry and wood science. 



At successful completion, the course was also credited as an English-language free subject of 2 ECTS in winter semester 2020/2021 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

Daily Online Course, 14th-18th September 2020, 3 pm

Modules, Session Plan, and Teaching Hours for the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Online Course

Monday, 14th September 2020 until Friday, 18th September 2020. 5 days, 4 hours per day, starting at 3pm.

Topic 1: Understanding Digital Disruption - 1 hour

Topic 2: Data Science & Data Strategy - 3 hours

Topic 3: Digital Transformation of a Tech Incumbent - 1 hour

Topic 4: The Digital Transformation Journey - 3 hours

Topic 5: Managing in a World of Digital Disruption: Demystifying Data Science - 3 hours

Topic 6: Digital Transformation: Technology and Sectors - 1 hour

Topic 7: Taking Products to Market in a Fast Environment - 1 hour

Topic 8: Digital Transformations: A Must Do - 3 hour

Topic 9: Dynamic Capabilities - 2 hours

Topic 10: Leading in the Digital Age - 1 hour

Topic 11: Closing Session: Developing an Experimental Mindset in the Digital World - 1 hour