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29Nov 2017

In 2016, for the first time in Quebec, 51% of IT jobs were not in specialized companies like ours, but in traditional businesses such as insurance companies and banks. In fact, Industrial Alliance told La Presse again this week that one out of every five jobs in their company is in IT. So it’s imperative to react to this phenomenon, which will only accelerate.
– Paul Raymond, President and CEO, Alithya

Alithya, a Quebec-based digital strategy and technology consulting company, supports its customers in their 4.0 transformation, more precisely by upgrading their systems in order to digitally optimize their activities.

Twilight coloured the view of the river and city in the office of Alithya’s president when I met with him. The company, in contrast, is far from its twilight years, having grown by 500% over the past six years and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017!

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23Nov 2017

With our technology, patients whose files need to be reviewed in priority are automatically identified by an alert score. The higher the score, the more important it is to review the file, because the chances of success of an intervention are that much higher. Rather than reviewing all 200 patients who receive antibiotics, the pharmacist looks at around forty, using a strategy supported by software that gathers all the information required for a good review of the file.
– Vincent Nault, President, LUMED

LUMED, a software development company dedicated to improving hospital care, was born in Sherbrooke in 2012. It started a few years earlier as part of a research project on the optimal use of antibiotics to treat infectious diseases, particularly by avoiding their overuse.

The wide range of medical and computer skills of the three founders Louis Valiquette, Mathieu Beaudoin and Vincent Nault, has led to the design of the world’s most effective antibiotic stewardship system: the subject of various publications, widely recognized by pharmacists and infectious disease specialists, and winner of several awards for innovation.

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15Nov 2017

To succeed, you have to know how to deal with whatever is thrown at you. If you react well, with a glass-half-full attitude, you’ll always see the opportunity in front of you. I understand this even more today, with being more focussed on strategic efforts and less on operations. Outlook and philosophy make all the difference.
– Isabelle Bettez, Co-founder, 8D Technologies

Since 1987, Croesus has been providing sophisticated wealth management solutions to financial institutions across North America. Nearly 10,000 investment professionals use their platform to collectively manage over $900 billion in assets.

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08Nov 2017

Right now, OSSimTech is riding a wave of success. And just like with surfing, a company must always stay a little ahead of the wave to avoid going backward or losing the moment. We are therefore focussing on the field’s current opportunities and transformations to achieve our goals.
– André Blain, President of OSSimTech

Founded in 2013 in Montreal by two engineers, André Blain and Ngoc Huynh, OSSimTech develops simulators specialized in open surgery, which use virtual reality and haptic force feedback for personalized training of surgeons.

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01Nov 2017

In terms of business intelligence, Croesus is renowned for our superior capabilities in client data management. Even with clients we’ve had for twenty years, we can handle and present all the company’s financial information in one place, in a very intelligent and instructive way.
– Sylvain Simpson, President of Croesus

Since 1987, Croesus has been providing sophisticated wealth management solutions to financial institutions across North America. Nearly 10,000 investment professionals use their platform to collectively manage over $900 billion in assets.

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25Oct 2017

Squeeze dreamed of animating all styles of characters, from very cartoonish to very realistic. We wanted to offer our know-how to elite global partners. We were in a position to present an exceptional solution because we not only have incredible talent in Quebec, but also great incentives because of the quality of our work.
– Denis Doré, President and co-founder of Squeeze

Denis, along with Patrick Beaulier, Squeeze’s Creative Director, founded the company in 2011 with the intention of creating a 3D animation studio that would spawn larger-than-life stories and characters. “We wanted to create a product made in Quebec City [j1] that would hold it’s own against the biggest players in the industry,” explains Denis. “Just because we’re small, doesn’t mean we can’t succeed around the world.”

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18Oct 2017

You only need to look at how the climate is behaving right now to know that turning towards renewable energy sources is non-negotiable. A company should fight for the causes that deserve its attention and inspire the community to get involved too. In any case, it’s when you do what you’re passionate about that you succeed.
– Lennie Moreno, CEO of Sofdesk
Quebec leader in solar panel installation and roofing solutions.

Upon my arrival at Sofdesk on a rainy morning, I am met with a warm welcome. Lennie shows me around while recounting, with his charismatic smile and contagious energy, how the space has transformed since his company’s creation in 2013.

His 24-member team can enjoy various fun additions to their workplace: popcorn machine, foosball table, punching bag, indoor hockey and cold beer. The loft is also equipped with a retractable Murphy bed, where the founder spent his nights when Sofdesk first entered the business world…

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12Oct 2017

Our products record vital signs in contexts that used to be difficult. We truly feel we’re contributing to the evolution of science by making it possible to take measurements in real life, not just in clinics or labs. I look forward to seeing the first big scientific discoveries that will come from what we’re doing.
– Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co-founder and President of Hexoskin

Hexoskin, founded in Montreal in 2006 by Pierre-Alexandre and Jean-François Roy, is a connected health company whose mission is to record personal health data and make the information accessible and useful.

With 25 employees, this expert in smart clothing offers equipment, software and services across the globe, including France, Japan and Australia.

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04Oct 2017

Our data universe is very precise because we choose only credible and validated sources. This is especially pertinent in our current era of fake news and information overload.
We help our clients eliminate all the noise created by the masses of information they receive, and identify what is most relevant to them.
– François Aird, President of CEDROM SNi

With revenues around $20M, CEDROM SNi not only offers databases, but a media monitoring system as well. The company facilitates enlightened decisionmaking for around 500 businesses and a clientele of libraries who subscribe to their main platforms: Eureka (North America) and Europresse (Europe).

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16Jun 2017
By Benoit Labbé (TechnoMontreal)
Frederic-Bastien

When we first implemented our products, we were ahead of the entire market by at least one or two years. Another key element to mnubo’s competitive edge is our expertise in mobile networks, the Internet of Things and big data. We have an excellent understanding of the technology and related issues for our clients.
– Frédéric Bastien, CEO and cofounder of mnubo

mnubo creates smart data management and analysis software for manufacturers of various types of connected devices. With their advanced real-time analytics, strategic information and enriched applications, mnubo transforms objects into smart objects. This represents a huge potential for their clients, who range from robot developers to producers of heating devices like Stelpro. mnubo helps them to improve their products and processes by making use of the data gathered by their own machines.
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