During the Summer 2016 I cofounded Element AI with Yoshua Bengio, Nicolas Chapados, and Real Ventures. Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations. Element AI has a unique access to two of the scarcest talent pools: World-class entrepreneurs and artificial intelligence experts.
I am a serial entrepreneur in the software industry.
Until August 2015, I was Chief Innovation Officer at JDA and Head of JDA Labs, a position I assume after being Chief Product Officer at JDA, Vice President for the Center of Excellence, Advanced Analytics & Optimization at Red Prairie Corporation after leading, as CEO, the successful sale of Planora in July of 2012.
As CEO at Planora, I have lead the company efforts to bring to market a highly disruptive SAAS solution in the extremely competitive Workforce Management Space, by combining a unique blend of user experience, A.I. / machine learning and operation research. I was also responsible to lead successful rounds of financing for the company.
Prior to joining Planora in 2007, I co-founded and served as the Director of Products of Logiweb, a leading custom Web Development firm in Quebec from 2002-2007, focusing on web-based analytics and decision support tools.
Since 2002, I have managed numbers of implementation projects for small and large companies.
I have initiated and directed a number of AI, operation research and optimization R&D projects that have been used with success in many solutions.
Through the years and projects, I have developed, transfer and establish best practices and cutting edge technology in many industries such as Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Call-Centers, Healthcare, Airports Services, Security and many others.