Person: Bill Buxton

Bill Buxton

S&T policy and the Long Nose
By Bill Buxton

For a company to go from zero to $1 billion in revenue takes 20 years — what I call the Long Nose. Most people are not aware of how long this nose is. The first part where an invention happens is basic research, in the middle is refinement and augmentation which is applied research and the third is the productization.

Bill Buxton

Bill Buxton has been appointed senior researcher with Microsoft Research to work on projects with the organization’s six labs in North America, Europe, China and India. His first assignment begins in January with a four-month residency at Microsoft Research’s lab in Cambridge UK. Buxton is a globally recognized expert in human-computer interaction in the areas…

Dr Adam Chowaniec

Dr Adam Chowaniec has been appointed chair the new Ontario Research and Innovation Council (ORIC), an advisory group to the premier announced in the last provincial Budget (R$, May 18/05). As chair, Chowaniec will lead ORIC’s work in developing strategies and benchmarking the province against other Canadian and international jurisdictions. ORIC is slated to begin…

Dr David Shindler

Dr David Shindler has been appointed executive director of BioDiscovery Toronto, a collection of two universities and seven research hospitals located in the MaRS Discovery District. He will be responsible for leading efforts to maximize commercialization of research emanating from member institutions by linking the research, industry and financial communities. Shindler was previously president and…