Kristjan Sigurdson is the Global Venture Recruitment Lead at the Creative Destruction Lab. He manages the recruiting and selection processes of all six CDL Sites that will admit 350 ventures in Fall 2018. Since joining CDL in 2013, Kristjan has led the development of key components of the organization including the CDL Chief Scientists Program, and the Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Machine Learning streams at CDL-Toronto. Kristjan is also a Ph.D. Candidate with the Strategy Group at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. His research focuses on early-stage technology startups, university technology transfer, and science, technology and innovation policy.