Solomon Darwin

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Solomon Darwin
Solomon Darwin.jpg
NationalityIndian
Alma materSan Francisco State University
Golden Gate University
Harvard University
University of California, Berkeley
OccupationProfessor
OrganizationGarwood Center for Corporate Innovation
University of California, Berkeley
Known forSmart Villages
Spouse(s)Amy Darwin
ChildrenNena Darwin, Judah Darwin and Jaelle Darwin

Solomon Darwin is an American professor of business and the executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is known as the visionary leader of the Smart Village Movement and for developing "smart village frameworks" for rural villages with support of state and local governments in India and UC Berkeley. He published two books to support his thesis :"Smart Villages of Tomorrow: The Road to Mori" and "The Untouchables" and is known as the Father of Smart Villages.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Biography[edit]

Solomon Darwin is the Executive Director of the Garwood center at the Haas School of Business and previously was an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California from 1996 until 2005 before joining UC Berkeley. Under his leadership, the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC Berkeley established its first smart village prototype in India.[8][9] Darwin defines a Smart Village as "a community empowered by Digital Technologies & Open Innovation platforms to access global markets."[10] He argues that such villages are a means of "empowering people with access to tools, resources, real time transparent information and uninterrupted internet connectivity."[9]

Darwin has a BA from San Francisco State University, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a MCCP from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. As an expert on the subject of "Open Innovation and Business Models" with many years of corporate experience, Darwin is invited as a visiting professor to a myriad universities around the world: Shanghai Jiao Tong, Pecking, Wuhan, UIBE in China; University of Zurich in Switzerland; Cambridge, Oxford, UCL and Lancaster in United Kingdom; Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden; Aachen, WHU and Fraunhofer Institute in Germany; University of Turku in Finland; BI Norwegian Business School in Norway; Moscow State University in Russia; Korean University in South Korea; Euro‐Med and EM Lyon in France; Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, IIM Ahmedabad, India, Stanford University and Claremont Colleges in CA[11][2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • "Enhancing Your Brand with Open Innovation. Takeaways from Berkeley Innovation Forum 2019" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper, 2019.[12]
  • "Prototyping a Scalable Smart Village (B)" (with Henry Chesbrough). Harvard Business Review, 2018.[13]
  • "Smart Villages of Tomorrow: The Road to Mori." Peaceful Evolution Publishing, 2018.[14]
  • "The Untouchables: Three Generations of Triumph Over Torment". Peaceful Evolution Publishing, 2018. [15]
  • "Digital Transformation for Sustainability. Takeaways from WOIC 2018 practitioner sessions" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper, 2018.[16]
  • "Managerial Takeaways. What We Learned From the Academic Sessions at WOIC 2018" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper, 2018.[17]
  • "Creating Business Value from Open Innovation. Takeaways from Berkeley Innovation Forum 2018" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper, 2018.[18]
  • "Prototyping a Scalable Smart Village to Simultaneously Create Sustainable Development and Enterprise Growth Opportunities" (with Henry Chesbrough). Harvard Business Review, 2017.[19]
  • "Strategizing open innovation: How middle managers work with performance indicators" (with Jan A. Pfister and Sarah L. Jack). Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2017.[20]
  • "Smart Village Ecosystems. An Open Innovation Approach" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper prepared for Bill Gates and Hon. Chief Minister Naidu of Andhra Pradesh, 2017.[21]
  • "Solving Business Model Challenges. Takeaways from WOIC 2017 practitioner sessions" (with Henry Chesbrough). White Paper, 2017.[22]
  • "HCL's Digital Open Innovation: Enhancing Business Model Effectiveness through Talent and Customer Acquisition, Development, and Retention." Harvard Business Review , 2015.[23]
  • "Community Outreach Clinics: Sustainability, Schooling Dental Students and Overcoming Oral Health Inequalities" (with Anirudha Agnihotry, Michele G. Daly, Chris S. Ivanoff DDS, Reena Kumar). Journal of Dental Research, 2015.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IEEE Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions for Digital Inclusion Speakers, October 2017" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "Solomon Darwin Institute for South Asia Studies".
  3. ^ "Smart Village initiative for Arunachal Pradesh".
  4. ^ "TEDxBandra".
  5. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh Inks Deal To Facilitate Development Of Villages".
  6. ^ "Usha Sewing Schools: Helping Curb Migration In India's First Smart Village In Andhra Pradesh".
  7. ^ "Smart Village Movement".
  8. ^ Trianz. "Trianz to Support Smart Village Initiative Launched by University of California, Berkeley in India". www.prnewswire.com.
  9. ^ a b Sankar, K. N. Murali (20 June 2016). "Small is smart for this A.P. village" – via www.thehindu.com.
  10. ^ "Open Innovation Hackathon - Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation".
  11. ^ "Solomon Darwin - Speaker - TiEcon 2016".
  12. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  13. ^ "Prototyping a Scalable Smart Village (B)". hbr.org.
  14. ^ "Smart Villages of Tomorrow: The Road to Mori".
  15. ^ Darwin, Solomon (2018-05-10). The Untouchables: Three Generations of Triumph Over Torment" Peaceful Evolution Publishing. ISBN 978-1981064564.
  16. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  17. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  18. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  19. ^ "Prototyping a Scalable Smart Village to Simultaneously Create Sustainable Development and Enterprise Growth Opportunities". hbr.org.
  20. ^ Pfister, Jan A.; Jack, Sarah L.; Darwin, Solomon N. (2017). "Strategizing open innovation: How middle managers work with performance indicators". Scandinavian Journal of Management. 33 (3): 139–150. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2017.06.001.
  21. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  22. ^ "Open Innovation Research Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation". www.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu.
  23. ^ "HCL's Digital Open Innovation: Enhancing Business Model Effectiveness through Talent and Customer Acquisition, Development, and Retention". hbr.org.
  24. ^ Agnihotry, Anirudha; Darwin, Solomon; Daly, Michele; Ivanoff DDS, Chris; Kumar, Reena (11 March 2015). "Community Outreach Clinics: Sustainability, Schooling Dental Students and Overcoming Oral Health Inequalities" – via ResearchGate.

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