Now in its second year, GLOBAL SMARTWEEK 2015, November 3-4, explored top trends and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Intelligence, examining the blurred lines between physical, environmental, and technological awareness created by today’s disruptive technologies.
The event brings together thought leaders in academia and industry and was co-founded by the Department of Computer Science’s Innovation Lab (DCSIL) co-founders and co-directors, Helen Kontozopoulos and Mario Grech.
Helen led this year's GLOBAL SMARTWEEK, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Her opening talk addressed “Innovation in Canada”. She moderated panels on “Funding Disruptive Technologies” and the development of loT “In the Classroom: the Hardware Edition”.
Mario was a panelist on "Creating an ecosystem for startups to disrupt" and Professor Sheila McIlraith joined other experts on "Where is machine intelligence heading in R&D within universities and industry".
Four U of T projects underway, including one by PhD candidate Alberto Camacho, and the Innovation Lab's students, were also highlighted.
Photo: Mario Grech speaking at Global Smart Week. Photo courtesy of Helen Kontozopoulos.