Michael Weiss is a teacher, mentor, occasional writer, innovator, and long distance runner. He calls Ottawa, the quiet capital of Canada, his home. He grew up in Bavaria, and has spent a year in California during high school.
He teaches innovation management in the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program at Carleton University. His research is focused on open source, business ecosystems, and patterns.
One of the biggest perks of his job is to work as a mentor to student entrepreneurs. Working with students on their business models he proudly admits to learning as much from his students as his students learn from him. He is also a faculty member and reviewer at Lead to Win.
He has published more papers than he would like to list on this page. He has been involved in the organization of several conferences, including EuroPLoP.
Michael has worked as a software developer, system architect, and manager in the telecom industry, both in Germany and Canada, and as a consultant to startups. He is also an active contributor to several open source projects.
In his spare time, Michael loves to read and write poetry and fiction. Currently he is working on a second book of poetry and ideas for a novel. He is also an avid long-distance runner. He has raced all distances up to a marathon. In a good week, he logs over 50K on the paths along the beautiful Ottawa River.
Michael is also currently working on a new venture. Stay tuned.