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William Tan

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, TaaCam Inc. Previously Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D, IMAX. Software Engineer.

Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, TaaCam Inc. Previously Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D, IMAX. Software Engineer.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Data Science
  • Other Engineering
  • Product
  • Full Stack Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Data Science
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • Full Stack Engineering

Involved In

Founder

TaaCam Incorporated

Positions

Founder &CEO TaaCam Incorporated July 2014 - present
Chief Scientist TAAC Imaging Corporation July 2013 - present
Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D IMAX CORPORATION June 2005 - June 2013
Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D IMAX July 2005 - July 2013
President BIGTAN LLP 2005 - July 2013
Sr Software Engineer (contract) Hewlett-Packard Company September 2004 - June 2005
Sr Software Engineer (contract) Hewlett Packard Enterprise October 2004 - July 2005
Principle Research Software Engineer, Imaging System Architect Pavetech Imaging 2001 - October 2004
Embedded Software Design Engineer Motorola Mobility 1997 - 1999
Embedded Software Design Engineer Motorola 1997 - 1999
Software Design Engineer Panda Electronics group co. ltd July 1992 - July 1997

Education

MaRS - University of Toronto Mississauga, IMI (Institute for Management and Innovation) Entrepreneurship 101 (30 weeks) 2014 - 2015
MaRS Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - ToolKit Winter Intensive Program (12 Weeks) 2014 - 2014
TiE Toronto the first Lean LaunchPad program Entrepreneurship - lean launch 2014 - 2014
Texas A&M University Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2001 - 2001
University of Oklahoma Electrical and Computer Engineering (minor Computer Science) 1999 - 2001
Nanjing University Electronic Science & Engineering (minor Physics)

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product management
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Innovation • Computer Vision • Algorithms • Matlab • GPU

Key Accomplishments

William Tan is a passionate entrepreneur and seasoned inventor, research scientist, software engineer with over 20 years professional experience. He has broad multidisciplinary expertise ranging widely from image algorithms research, digital imaging, mobile, telecommunication, and software development to system engineering, embedded electronics and general physics domains. He has filed 10 inventive patents in last 4 years and had 20+ publications. He founded BIGTAN, a technology consulting company 10 years ago to provide services and technologies to the digital imaging vehicles for the State Department of Transportation of Texas and Oklahoma in USA. He recently founded TAAC Imaging Corporation and TaaCam Incorporated. Each company is based on solutions from ingenious inventions and practical innovations.

During his 8 years service in R&D IMAX Corporation as a senior research scientist, William led the development of the novel IMAX digital 2D cinema cameras, deghosting technology in 3D projection, frame compatible high frame rate and DMR related algorithms. He pioneered the digital processing workflow for the first IMAX digital 3D camera and helped processing and releasing the award winning movie/documentary "Born to Be Wild" which swept 10 GSCA awards in 2011. He also invented, patented and developed a revolutionary stacked projection display technology and its image processing algorithms, which was honored as"the best invention of the year" in IMAX.

William has previous professional footprints in famed companies from the three biggest countries in the world - Canada, China and United States. He worked at the Motorola Mobility, Motorola software center, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel Networks, Pave Tech Imaging Incorporated and China Panda Electronics Group. William is an active current member of the IEEE, ACM and SMPTE.

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Serguei Moutovkin
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Technical Lead, UMapped. Previously Software Engineering Technical Lead, Roamly.
William not only has ideas but knows how to bring them to life and know who where will use the solutions. Rare trait, I think.
William Tan
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, TaaCam Inc. Previously Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D, IMAX. Software Engineer.
William has broad vision, creativity, skills and knowledge enough to be applied to several different problems around which he can build comp ... any.
Hany A. Ahmed
We worked together  •  Senior Staff Engineer - MAC design, Peraso Technologies, Inc and Senior Software Engineer, IMAX.
William is very detail-oriented, well versed in the subject matter of video processing/imaging and has been working in the field for over 8 ... years
Grace Li
We worked together  •  software engineer, IMAX. Previously Software Engineer, Henan Star Hi-tech ltd., Electric Power Technology Company.
critical thinking, work hard.

William Tan
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, TaaCam Inc. Previously Senior Research Scientist, Image Algorithms, R&D, IMAX. Software Engineer.
William has broad vision, creativity, skills and knowledge enough to be applied to several different problems around which he can build comp ... any.

Hany A. Ahmed
We worked together  •  Senior Staff Engineer - MAC design, Peraso Technologies, Inc and Senior Software Engineer, IMAX.
Hany has great passion, broad knowledge and skills both in technical and people ready to be a successful entrepreneur.