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School of Information May 2017 Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00 pm
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

Commencement 2017, UC Berkeley School of Information

Holly Liu: Keynote address, Commencement 2017, UC Berkeley School of Information

The commencement ceremony honors the class of 2017 with keynote speaker Holly Liu and student speakers.

The May ceremony honors graduates from all three School of Information degree programs: Ph.D. in information management & systems, Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS), and Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS).

Outstanding MIDS projects will be honored with the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award, and outstanding MIMS projects will receive the James R. Chen Awards.

Reception immediately following the ceremony.

Keynote Speaker: Holly Liu

Holly Liu is the cofounder of Kabam, Inc., a billion dollar company, and previously served as its chief of staff and the general manager of Kabam’s Casual Games Studio. She led the design for Kabam’s award-winning "Kingdoms of Camelot" franchise and was the founding mobile designer for extension Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, which was the top grossing app on iOS in 2012. As chief development officer, Liu is in charge of developing Kabam internationally through key relationships, starting with China. She has significant business strategy and product management expertise from tenures with AOL, Accenture, and Arthur Andersen. Liu holds a BA in communications and East Asian studies from UCLA and a master’s in information management and systems from the UC Berkeley. School of Information.

Last updated:

May 18, 2017