The presentation by Thomas Mackie on designing an entrepreneurial university discusses many of the practices in place at the University of Wisconsin, where he teaches. The speaker is a faculty member both in the School of Medicine and Public Health and in the College of Engineering as a professor of medical physics and of biomedical engineering. In the presentation by Thomas Mackie, the academic shares examples of spin-off companies he helped develop, including TomoTherapy where he acts as chairman, co-founder and co-inventor.
Thomas Rockwell Mackie has been at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over 25 years and has been a Professor Emeritus since 2011. Throughout his career he has gained considerable experience in career building and business development.