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What is Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour?

Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour (SVEST) helps organizations grow and innovate by educating them about disruptive technologies and emerging global trends.

Through this tour we give professionals exposure to the world’s best knowledge, practices & trends in technology, innovation & entrepreneurship directly from their global epicenter – Silicon Valley. It provides a life-changing first-hand experience of understanding the ideas & people that change the world.

Silicon Valley

The Cradle of Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • World’s top hub for innovation (700+ patents in 2018) - Quid’s Innovation Mapping Report
  • Has the world’s highest number of Unicorns (57 as of May 2018) – CB Insights
  • Home to 3 of the world’s 5 most valuable companies (Apple, Alphabet & Amazon)
  • Attracts the highest venture capital investment in the world ($140B from 2012-18) – CB Insights
  • Houses almost half (47%) of all start-ups in the US – Quid’s Innovation Mapping Report

What are the various Silicon Valley Executive Study Tours?

The following study tours are conducted quarterly on fixed days with a fixed pre-set agenda. A study tour can be customized for a particular company provided the company nominates a batch of minimum 10 participants for that particular study tour.

Navigating Fintech Disruption Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

The Digital Future of Insurance Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

The Digital Future of Oil & Gas Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

The Future of Transportation Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

Navigating Real Estate Disruption Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

Venture Capital Investment Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

The Secrets of Innovation Culture Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

Leading Digital Transformation Executive Study Tour

(5 days)

What is the format of the Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour?

Workshops & face-to-face interactions with senior executives of iconic companies, VCs & revolutionary start-ups

Campus visits of top companies, promising start-ups & legendary universities

Demos of next generation technologies & products

*The tour elements may vary depending upon the type of tour.


Why choose the Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour ?


Gain exposure to the global best practices in creating innovative business models, people practices and technology in your industry.


Get insights into the secrets of success of startups/iconic companies and what has made them scale into global giants.


Forge strategic alliances with companies with complimentary expertize.


Learn first-hand the emerging trends that will revolutionize your industry & how you can be better prepared to capitalize on the opportunities presented.


Network with global business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators & tech experts to build long-term relationships.


Strategise about how to build a culture of continuous innovation.


Why choose the Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour ?

Key concepts you shall learn that will impact your industry

Artificial Intelligence
Lean Start-up
Mobile Technologies
Machine Learning
Design Thinking
Internet of Things
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Big Data
Shared Economy
3D Printing

Which are some of the companies that you will visit/interact with?

*Companies to be visited would vary from tour to tour. Participating companies are subject to change.

Some of the companies that visited Silicon Valley Executive Study Tour in the past

Note: The mentioned companies went to the study tour through our US partner – SVIC.

What past participants had to say about the study tour?

We spent this week with our business partners from Germany and Austria in California. I think it was an awesome experience and it was nice to see the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. One of the key takeaways for me is how ideas are born in Silicon Valley, and how they are taken into curation and executed. It will be very interesting to see how we can bring this new startup mentality and scale it to replicable business model. Visiting such companies as Google and Linkedin is always inspiring. I would recommend everybody to make this trip because it opens your eyes and mind.

Rinse Tamsma
SVP at SAP, Germany

Thank you SVIC. During the past two days of the program, we got some insights and visited many companies. What I appreciate a lot - is a mix of different experiences and visiting innovative companies to see how they are physically organized to inspire innovation.

Philippe Mah
Managing Director of Manufacturing, Toyota Material Handling, France

Thank you very much for the great organization and perfect logistics, we really enjoy our intense and productive time in Silicon Valley and we will come back for more soon for sure.

Jose Luis Valls
Chairman of Nissan Latin America

I was looking to learn more about digital transformation, and I found it with SIlicon Valley Innovation Center program. These are the three key takeaways: 1) You are in touch with real innovation environment, and able to see many people who are thinking differently about innovation, who are full of new ideas, people that make you feel that future is here. And it's going to happen. 2) Amazing speakers and topics: from AI, Machine Learning, and VR to Design Thinking and Corporate Innovation. 3) New tools and methodologies that you can directly apply into company processes. It was the great program, and I would do it again in the future

Marcela Tovar
OCM Expert at Amdocs, Colombia

The experience was brilliant, and there are so many opportunities to be further explored. Thank you, SVIC, for your efforts and kindness during the trip, it was very evident that you worked with us to accommodate our needs along the way and you did it with grace! We’re looking forward to continuing the relationships and build on the experience.

Tracey Willet
GM Strategic Execution, Telstra, Australia

The program was great and well organized. I've been here for a couple of days now, and for me, it was an opportunity to step out of day to day and look around to get a better perspective of what is going on around and try to see what do we need to do and what other companies are doing.

Ashish Dahiya
Regional Director/ Head of Marketing, Portfolio, and Category Management, Tetra Pak, Singapore

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Silicon Valley Innovation Centre (SVIC)

SVIC, based in San Mateo, CA, USA, is Work Better’s partner in offering the Silicon Valley Executive Study Tours. Silicon Valley Innovation Center empowers senior-level executive leaders from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.

Since 2011, SVIC has organized hundreds of corporate innovation programs, board study tours and executive education programs for corporate executives, business owners, board members of global businesses and government leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond.

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