The Institute of Professional Development (IPD) and University of California, Berkeley (Haas Business School) has collaborated to offer executive education and tour in “Innovation and the Culture at Silicon Valley’ through strategic partnership with Technoriant Sdn Bhd.

Third from left: YB Dr. Afif Bahardin, Special Advisor to the Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI); Muhammad Afiq Redzuan, Chief Executive Officer of METEOR Sdn Bhd; and Dato’ Bruce Lim, Managing Director of Technoriant Sdn Bhd presenting the Memorandum of Agreement

With this collaboration, companies are given the chances to take part in a 5-day programme that will take place in 10 October 2022. Participants will be taken on a tour to Silicon Valley, California.

They will also have the opportunity to visit leading companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Amazon, Target, Salesforce and so much more to better understand the ecosystem for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Prof. Mark Coopersmith, Faculty Director of Haas Business School

“We are working collectively with IPD to change the productivity mindset through cultural immersion. Exposure to working environments in successful firms will furnish the participants with the best industry practices, which they can mirror and adapt accordingly. Even more important is the privilege to be coached by the top entrepreneurs in the world, and meet some of the most influential tycoons in person to discuss world-changing ideas,” said, Prof. Mark Coopersmith, Faculty Director of Haas Business School, author, and entrepreneur.

The programme was curated to be immersive and engaging through its out of classroom experience, by engaging with venture capitalists, investors and potential collaborators in Berkeley and San Francisco City. The candidates will also undergo business matching thorugh the mission, which is supported by the Malaysia External Trade Corporation (MATRADE).

Muhammad Afiq Redzuan, Chief Executive Officer of METEOR Sdn Bhd

Chief Executive Officer of METEOR Sdn Bhd, Muhammad Afiq Redzuan said, “IPD aspires to be the leader in providing customised contemporary skills and professional training programmes that enable individuals the opportunity to reach their full potential with the skills and knowledge that meet organisation and industry needs. This is achieved through strategic alliances with established universities, training experts, and consultants.”

The Institute of Professional Development (IPD) was founded in November 2000 as a centre of excellence within METEOR Sdn Bhd. METEOR Sdn Bhd is a consortium of Malaysia’s first 11 public universities that owned Open University Malaysia (OUM) and IPD. IPD maintains on-going liaison with universities, research institutions, training providers and industry experts to ensure that the programmes offered are competitive and relevant to the rapid changes of human capital development.