Connecting Industry Problems With Machine Learning Startup Innovations

October 26, 2016

DoubleTree Downtown Toronto

Produced by

Machine Learning

Fintech Conference


Mario Grech

Director, Co-Founder

Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab, U ofT


Mario Grech is an active high-technology business executive, entrepreneur, and investor with international leadership experience in both large Silicon Valley tech companies, including CRAY Research, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, as well as co-founding/co-funding four successful privately-held startup ventures. He also serves as an adviser to U.S. Government Departments and agencies on export and repatriation control policy for advanced supercomputing technologies.


He guest lectures at Rice University's Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and is an active member and sponsor of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship in Houston Texas. He is an Adjunct Lecturer, Associate Graduate Faculty Member, student mentor, and an adviser for Special Projects and Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science (DCS). He is a co-founder and Director of the DCS Innovation Lab as well as the Co-chair of the DCS Entrepreneurship Committee.


Mario is a General Partner at an innovation funding and commercialization firm specializing in disruptive advancements in Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. He is an Executive Committee Member with a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the worldwide enablement and proliferation of discontinuous innovations. He holds a Master's of Business in leadership from Rice University, and a Bachelor's of Applied Science in engineering from the University of Toronto. Mario’s fields of interest include Machine Intelligence and Quantum Computing.



Links to Additional Information


1. Resume


2. LinkedIn Profile


3. University of Toronto - Department of Computer Science Course Description


4. University of Toronto - Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab


5. GLOBAL SMARTWEEK – Disruptive Technologies in IoT & AI


6. RED2i – Research, Education, Design, Development, Innovation