In October 2016, I co-founded Element AI with Yoshua Bengio, Nicolas Chapados, Anne Martel and Real Ventures. Element AI is a platform that helps organizations compete in an AI-First world today and tomorrow. Borne out of an AI research lab connected to the world's top academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations. Element AI has unique access to two of the scarcest talent pools: World-class entrepreneurs and artificial intelligence experts.
In August 2015, I was Chief Innovation Officer at JDA and Head of JDA Labs, a position I assumed after being promoted from the role of Chief Product Officer at JDA, and Vice President for the Center of Excellence, Advanced Analytics & Optimization.
Prior to the successful sale of Planora to JDA in 2012, I was CEO at Planora. I led the company’s efforts to bring highly disruptive SAAS solutions to market in the extremely competitive Workforce Management Space. Our success was driven by uniquely combining user experience, A.I. / machine learning and operation research. I was also responsible for leading multiple rounds of financing for the company, each of which delivered the liquidity required for continued growth.
In 2002, I co-founded Logiweb, a leading custom Web Development firm in Quebec and served as their Product Director until 2007,our core offering was web-based analytics and decision support tools.
Prior to 2002, I managed a plethora of large scale software projects for small and large businesses. Including a number of successful AI, operation research and optimization R&D projects..
Throughout the years, I have created, transferred and established numerous best practices with cutting edge technologies in several industries including Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Call-Centers, Healthcare, Airports Services, Security and many others.