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Bits, bytes and business: UW-Madison ‘Comp Sci’ links to industry topic of Feb. 23 WIN-Madison

February 23, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The work of the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences and its ties to business and industry will be explored at the Feb. 23 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.

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Mark D. Hill, professor and chair of the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences, will outline the department’s past, present and future. Joining Hill for a panel discussion will be James Laudon, engineering director of the Madison office of Google; Mike Epley, a software developer at Epic since 2010; Suman Banerjee, a Comp Sci professor and a past winner of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest with WiRover; and James Crawford of 4490 Ventures.

Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, will moderate as the panelists discuss the department’s nationally ranked work, recent gifts from major companies and efforts to expand Wisconsin’s pipeline of students with expertise in computer sciences.

“The Comp Sci program at UW-Madison is nationally ranked for a reason: It has produced cutting-edge innovation for decades, thousands of talented graduates and provided strong value for businesses in Wisconsin and beyond,” Still said.

This WIN-Madison event is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

WIN is the statewide membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call the office at 608-442-7557.


February 23, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Cassidy Wartenweiler


Sheraton Hotel
706 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI United States
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