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Driving Innovation through Technology and Meaning

Course Description

Innovation is fueled by new technologies that yield product and services beneficial and meaningful to the marketplace. In this course students will discover ways to clearly define product meaning and leverage technology to drive innovation. Through case studies, students will learn how product breakthroughs happen in both established and start-up organizations. Students will be exposed to exciting new technologies that inspire innovative ideas and products. Key processes and tools including Design Thinking that support ideation, creative thought and implementation are also covered. Inclusive techniques to inspire and harness creative energy from across the organization are discussed along with processes to assess and mediate risk. Students will learn how to create a persuasive business case including opportunity financing and unit economic analysis. Product development tools and concepts such as Digital Twin, Model Based Engineering (MBE) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) that shorten time to market and reduce costs will also be covered. Students will learn how to orchestrate a variety of personality styles to maximize teamwork, operational efficiency, and innovation.

NOTE: Students are required to purchase Mindset Trek. Enrolled students can purchase a special discounted student account online. Go to: Discount code provide in course.

This course utilizes Zoom for weekly live sessions. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in your course. Students will need to have access to the internet, have speakers and a microphone to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $745
  • October 04, 2021 to November 21, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00212
  • ID/Units: EECS X410.10  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


David M. Ochi, MBA, B.S., B.A., is Managing Partner at V1 Ventures, a revenue focused accelerator for startups. Mr. Ochi has over 30 years of experience in early-stage companies having started his first enterprise – a tutoring company called A’s Unlimited - at the age of 13. Mr. Ochi has started over two dozen companies on six continents including launching Disney Consumer Products in Vietnam, and has assisted over 1,500 ventures through consulting, coaching, and mentoring. He is actively involved in the UCI community as an alumnus and is a frequent keynote speaker at innovation and entrepreneur related events around the world.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/04/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC Optional10/07/2021Thursday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/14/2021Thursday6:00 PM9:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC Optional10/21/2021Thursday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC Optional10/26/2021Tuesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC Optional11/04/2021Thursday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC Optional11/09/2021Tuesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC Optional11/18/2021Thursday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
END11/21/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---