Accelerate Madison, Inc.: Madison High-Tech Business Leaders to Learn How to Build and Grow an Innovative Enterprise

For more information, please contact:
Accelerate Madison, Inc.

Jan Moen, executive director

Phone: 608.213.3939

Email: [email protected]

From TomoTherapy, Inc., a Madison-Grown Company,

On Thurs., May 19, 2005, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at Fluno Center

“TomoTherapy, Inc.’s Story: Innovation & Inspiration”

Featuring Thomas “Rock” Mackie, Ph.D.

An Accelerate Madison Event

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2005

Time: 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception; 6:30-8:00 p.m. Program

Venue: Fluno Center for Executive Education

Located at: 601 University Avenue, Madison

Admission: $30 Non-Members; $10 Students; $0 Accelerate Madison’s Members



Email: [email protected]

Phone: 608.213.3939

This event is hosted by Accelerate Madison, Inc. The event is open to the public. Complimentary media passes will be issued. Call Jan Moen at 608.213.3939.


TomoTherapy, Inc. is an innovative, locally-grown company seeking to provide better and more cost-effective radiation treatment for cancer patients worldwide. TomoTherapy, Inc. is fast becoming an internationally recognized patient care company through the development and manufacture of the TomoTherapy Hi·Art System® which has received clearance from regulatory authorities in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the European Union.

TomoTherapy, Inc. was officially founded in 1997 by Thomas Rockwell Mackie, a leading medical physicist, and Paul J. Reckwerdt, an accomplished mathematician and software engineer. Thomas “Rock” Mackie, Ph.D., will address Accelerate Madison’s audience on these themes:

Innovation and entrepreneurism extending back to a big concept/idea in 1990;
The “technology transfer story” from UW-Madison research labs to a company of high-growth potential with exclusive license on 70 patents issued worldwide;
The role of information technology and IT professionals within the company;
How to build and grow a company in Madison, Wis., based on lessons learned;
Quantifying a global marketplace and some predictions for TomoTherapy’s future.

Thomas Rockwell Mackie, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Director of Research
TomoTherapy, Inc.

Dr. Thomas “Rock” Mackie continues his work as a Full Professor in the departments of Medical Physics and Human Oncology at UW-Madison. He is a leading figure in the field of radiation therapy and is the primary inventor and algorithm designer of the tomotherapy concept. Dr. Mackie leads the Tomotherapy Research Group, officially established in 1994, which is one of the largest in the field of Medical Physics and one of the most widely published radiotherapy physics groups in the world.

Dr. Mackie was also a co-founder of Geometrics Corporation (now merged with ADAC Corp.), which developed and commercialized a radiotherapy treatment planning system (Pinnacle®) originally developed within his research group. Dr. Mackie received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, and then went on to earn his doctorate in Physics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton before landing in Madison.


Accelerate Madison is a nonprofit membership organization of entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists, business professionals, educators and students dedicated to inspiring and growing Greater Madison’s information technology sector in companies of all shapes and sizes.