Presentation Title:  (Scalability + Sustainable Cities) x Africa

Murray Metcalfe is Professor, Globalization in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto (UofT), and is also a Senior Fellow at UofT’s Global Cities Institute. He is a member of a team from multiple faculties - management, global affairs, and engineering - conducting research on the scaling of innovation in cities in the developing world. As part of that effort he was a contributor to the edited volume Innovating for the Global South (University of Toronto Press, 2014). Among his teaching responsibilities Prof. Metcalfe has developed and taught the courses “Technology, Engineering and Global Development” and “Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems.” He also led and taught a course at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) in Mumbai, India that was taught by a combined team of UofT and IIT professors. Dr. Metcalfe holds a B.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He began his professional career at McKinsey & Company, the management consulting firm, and then spent over 20 years in the venture capital industry in the U.S., until returning to academia in 2008. In the spring of 2008 and again in the fall of 2016 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Metcalfe also serves as a senior advisor in the private equity area at LMCG Investments, an investment management firm in Boston that is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada. He is also involved in several not-for-profits working in the areas of global development, social entrepreneurship and sustainable large cities.

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