Tas Tsonis has been an entrepreneur in the computer industry for over thirty-five years, demonstrating leadership and a passion for innovation and for inspiring people.
Tas has a B. Math in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Waterloo, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
After several executive IT roles at General Foods, Atomic Energy of Canada and Maple Leaf Mills, Tas co-founded and incubated a series of successful technology companies in a variety of fields including: mobile technology, design technology, cloud-based graphics engines and social ecommerce.
For many years, Tas’ primary focus has been Pulse Microsystems, a software company that he co-founded. Pulse transformed the personalization of apparel and accessories by creating game changing software that blends graphical algorithms, computer science and mathematics including computational geometry. He has been granted twelve US patents based on mathematical and graphical algorithms.
Tas came to UW from Athens, Greece after high school and lives with his wife in Kitchener and Vancouver. He is a father of three, has completed several marathons around the world and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.