Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium

Board Members

BASIC Chairman

Jeffrey Welser, PhD, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM – Almaden Research Center

George Blumenthal, PhD, Chancellor, University of California Santa Cruz

Mark Bregman, PhD, CTO, NetApp (Chairman Emeritus, BASIC)

Prasant Mohapatra, PhD, Vice Chancellor – Research, University of California, Davis

Poppy Crum, PhD, Head Scientist, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Bill Diamond, President, SETI Institute

Arthur Ellis, PhD, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, University of California Office of the President

Dori Ellis, PHD, Associate Laboratories Director, Sandia National Laboratories – California

William Goldstein, PhD, Laboratory Director, Lawrence Livermore National Labratory

Christopher Haskell, PhD, Vice President & Head, West Coast Innovation Center at Bayer HealthCare

Thomas Krummel, PhD, Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Daniel Lowenstein, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, San Francisco

Patricia Olson, PhD, Vice President of Discovery and Translation, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Nelson Pedreiro, PhD, Director of Research, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

Horst Simon, PhD, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Darlene Solomon, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Agilent Technologies

Craig Stephen, Senior Vice President – Research & Development, Oracle Labs

Eric Verdin, MD, President & CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Mark Whiteley, Vice President and Americas Practice Leader – AECOM Strategy + Consultancy

Ex Officio

Sean Randolph, PhD, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

The BASIC mission is to advance the Bay Area’s leadership in innovation.

“A unique environment exists in the Bay Area that has led to its becoming a crucible for innovation. The strong universities and rich sources of venture capital embedded in a tremendously diverse cultural environment make the Bay Area ‘The place to be’ for entrepreneurs. For many years, the Bay Area has nurtured a culture that supports risk taking and experimentation, whether in art, music, or business. the open nature of the culture leads to a sharing of ideas that further stimulates innovation. Today the Bay Area is not only a center of innovation in its own right but is also the key marketplace for the exchange of innovative ideas from around the globe.”

Mark Bregman
BASIC Chairman Emeritus