Chuck, as he prefers to be called, holds an Engineering degree from Sherbrooke University and as such, must understand, question, test, and experiment. He enjoys reducing complex issues to their simplest form.
Over the past 25-30 years, he has managed multidisciplinary teams in R&D, Manufacturing, IT/IS, Customer Service and Quality Management System within technological industries such as broadcast telecom, smart buildings, ear protection/augmenting wearable and AI analytics. During this period, he has held various executive roles with Distech Controls as COO/CTO, Intelia as COO and AldeaVision as VP Operations/Engineering.
He is recognized by his peers for his goal-oriented approach, rigor, process optimisation, and his sense of humor.
Ning has over 20 years of international business development experience in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and some regions of Southeast Asia. He has broad experience in the semiconductor, optoelectronics and industrial automation industries. Originally from Beijing, China, Ning immigrated to Canada in 2000. He holds a master’s degree in Advanced Design and Manufacturing from the University of Waterloo.
Kirsten Joe is VP Sales and Marketing at Fluent.ai, where she leads the global sales and marketing team, as well as strategic partnerships with leading semiconductor and audio technology companies. Her mandate is to voice-enable the world’s devices with offline, noise robust, and multilingual voice recognition solutions for consumer device manufacturers. Kirsten has over 8 years’ experience in B2B sales and marketing, including international executive-level sales experience living and working in Europe and Asia.
Edouard is a product leader with a track record of founding and scaling teams in early stage, fast growth startups as well as Big Tech. His past roles include Product and Partnerships developing consumer tech at the Google innovation lab ATAP. Most recently, Edouard was a founding Product Manager for startup Explorer.ai, acquired by Standard Cognition where he led critical parts of the Checkout Experience and roadmap.
Probal is a telecom executive turned serial technology entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of broad Tech leadership experience building high impact organizations and growing bottom line results. He has been an active Angel Investor for the past 14 years, most recently serving as Chair of the Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation. Prior to this position, Lala has held a number of executive leadership positions including being the CEO of About Communications, a national provider of phone and internet services to Canadian businesses, Vice-President Sales at Alcatel-Lucent Canada, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer at Stentor Services Inc., and Vice President and General Manager Internet Operations at Bell Canada.
Paul is a respected business advisor with extensive experience in Korean-Canadian business development, marketing and sales. Paul played a pivotal role in establishing market presence and growing sales in Korea for several companies across sectors including SaaS, AI, cybersecurity, telecom and consumer electronics. His previous experience includes leadership roles in sales and business development in Korea for TELUS Security Labs, Virtustream, NSS Labs, and ReversingLabs.
Maxime is the founder and CEO of Dextra Advisory, helping companies with their financial needs from operational day-to-day to financing and transactional needs. He works with multiple clients and has helped many companies on their corporate finance journey. Maxime has extensive experience working on multiple transactions with companies from the Americas to Asia.
Robert is a highly experienced executive with extensive experience in operations and engineering. Over the past 20 years he has built a proven track record at managing the daily operations and engineering teams of professionals to reach new levels of success and substantial growth. Robert’s work experience covers a wide range of highly competitive industries including retail systems management, linguistic processing, 3D animation, emotional and speech recognition.
With a strong background in customer delivery and management, Robert is a hands-on problem-solving executive that builds teams and processes to ensure the highest quality and on-time deliveries to customers, partners and investors. He is focused on structuring corporate growth while maintaining costs to secure profits.
Entrepreneur and research scientist, Vikrant has more than a decade of experience in speech recognition and machine learning. Vikrant holds a PhD in automatic speech recognition and machine learning from McGill University. He has worked at Nuance Communications and Vestec Inc. in the past.