Colin Toal

Developing software and ML models at IBM, Amazon and

VCLA hosted a talk by Colin Toal

DATE:Thursday, May 23, 2019
TIME:16:00 c.t.
VENUE:Zemanek Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Favoritenstrasse 9-11, 1040 Vienna


How do large companies like IBM and Amazon organize, and how does that steer how they find problems to tackle? How is that different from a smaller company like What is expected from newly recruited people in large vs small companies?

How to build fair, ethical and powerful predictive ML models? How to build a ML model in practical terms and what are the steps taken to protect data, preserve privacy, measure bias and deliver impact?

At this meeting, Colin Toal will give a brief presentation, based on case studies and stories from his experience. The presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A session.

Short biography


Colin Toal

Colin Toal is a Toronto-based software developer. He is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of building high-performance, scalable software products for some of the world’s top technology companies. Prior to joining, Colin led highly successful engineering teams at IBM Watson’s Cloud Platform, Amazon and Oracle.




Colin Toal presenting the business strategy of the tech companies he was associated with in the past and at this point in time.

The PhD students of the FWF funded LogiCS doctoral program taking in Toal´s experiences.


Stefan Szeider

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