Innovation Advisory Council (IAC)

The purpose of the SJSU Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) is to advise the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) on solutions critical to building and growing innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization support for SJSU students, faculty, and staff. The IAC serves as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue between SJSU leadership and community leaders to help inform SJSU’s innovation agenda, strategy, goals, and programs. Learn about the IAC Terms of Reference.

Name Affiliation
Robert Bigler

Founder and CEO, Equalia, LLC

Punita Bigler

Director of Operations, Equalia, LLC

Chris Folayan

Serial Entrepreneur / Investor

Steve Glaser (CHAIR)

CEO, ComfortZones Digital

Katharine Ku

Chief Licensing Advisor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Roy Kusumoto

Former Chairman and CEO, Solectron Corp

Timothy Li

Co-Founder and CTO, MaxDecisions

Vy Li

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MaxDecisions

Erica Lockheimer

Vice President of Engineering, LinkedIn Learning

Vijay Menon

Executive Director, TiE Global

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operation, Founder Institute

Roger Werne

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Partnerships,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory