Speaker: Bill Buxton

Principle Researcher @Microsoft
A Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Bill has had a 35 year involvement in research, practice and commentary around design, innovation and human aspects of technology. Following a 20 year career as a professional musician, he morphed into a researcher at the University of Toronto, Xerox PARC, and Alias Research and SGI Inc., where he was Chief Scientist. He has been awarded four honourary doctorates, is co-recipient of an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement, received an ACM/SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of the ACM. Bill is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and Distinguished Professor of Industrial Design at the Technical University Eindhoven. Other than his family, books, bikes, mountain and rivers are his loves.

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Keynote: Avoiding the Big Crash


Covering innovative topics

Monday Nov 16

Tuesday Nov 17

Wednesday Nov 18