MScAC Talk: Fireside Chat With Professor Daniel Wigdor

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Platform: Zoom Webinar
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About this MScAC talk:

MScAC talks hosts its first fireside chat with Daniel Wigdor. Daniel is a professor of computer science, working primarily in Human-Computer Interaction. He is the founder of multiple start-up companies, including Tactual Labs and Chatham Labs.

Join us for a chat with Daniel, as he offers his perspective on the topics of research and entrepreneurship. We will explore where the inspiration comes from for his research and the companies that have resulted, and what success looks like for one of his start-ups. We’ll hear his insights on how ideas can move from the research lab to a start-up. And we will learn how the growing globally significant technology ecosystem in Toronto and the world-class research at the University can create mutual success. What role can the University of Toronto play in the success of early-stage start-ups? How have programs like the MScAC program impacted the Toronto tech scene? What else needs to happen to push Toronto companies to the technology forefront?

For all the technology leaders of today and tomorrow this is a talk not to be missed!

About Prof. Daniel Wigdor:

Daniel Wigdor is a professor of computer science, working primarily in Human-Computer Interaction. He is also the Associate Chair for Partnerships and Innovation for the Department of Computer Science (U of T), as well as the Director of Research Science of Meta’s Reality Labs Toronto. Daniel is the founder of several start-up companies, including Tactual Labs, a start-up commercializing his research in novel human sensing, and Chatham Labs, which was acquired by Facebook in 2020; his and his teams’ inventions have been deployed to billions of users around the world, improving our experience with technologies we rely on every day.

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