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November 15th, 2021


Contact: Michel Langelier



AIoT Canada is a non-profit organization fostering the growth of the Canadian AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) ecosystem to advance Canada's industrial and economic strength through innovation and adoption of AIoT technologies.

We are pleased to announce our new Board of Directors constituted at our Annual General Meeting on November 10, 2021, and the reaffirmation of Michel Langelier as our new CEO.

We welcome six new directors selected from leadership and subject matter expert ranks across industries to bring in new and diverse ideas to our organization, including 

Denis Remon, CEO at R&D PRO-innovation

Frank Rayal, Founding Partner at XONA Partners

Gordon Harling, CEO at CMC Microsystems

Mathieu Lupien, Entrepreneur and experienced CFO & VP Finance

Riccardo Badalone, CEO at C2RO

We are also pleased to retain the organizational experience and continuity through the following directors that have been re-elected or serving the second year of their term:

Alain Cousineau, VP Business Development at FloLIVE

Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director at Alberta IoT

Christian Couture, Manager IoT Partnership at Rogers

Edona Vila, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais

Éric Bourbeau, CEO at X-TELIA

Eric Janosz, Founder at Kankei Group, Co-Founder at AIoT Canada

René Breyel, President at Claridion, Co-Founder at AIoT Canada

Salvatore Cimmino, Vice President at Claridion, Co-Founder at AIoT Canada

Samir Mounir, Director Business Development at Desjardins

Walter Knitl, CEO at Praxiem, Founder at IoT North

Michel Langelier, AIoT Canada CEO, commented on our new formation:

"Thrilled to be surrounded by seasoned CEOs and subject matter leaders that will take this pan-Canadian organization to the next level!"

René Breyel, AIoT Canada co-founder and former CEO, added :

"It is with great pride that I observe the success and rapid growth of this organization which was created just three years ago. I want to thank all the members of the board who are the architects of this success and who have devoted their time and talent to the development of AIoT Canada.

I would also like to congratulate Michel Langelier, our new CEO, who instills a most ambitious vision and will undoubtedly convince many new partners to join us in this extraordinary adventure.

The impacts that IoT and AI have and will have on our personal and professional lives are indisputable, and I am certain that AIoT Canada's mission is essential to ensure a better future for us, our children, and for generations to come."

We thank our outgoing directors for their dedication to AIoT Canada to help us propel forward in our mission, including :

Adrien Isnard, Founder & CEO at Strategy & AI
Breno Lima, SVP Strategy at Ormuco
Luc Filion, Consultant at IOTHERON Consulting
Nesrine Zemirli, Co-Founder & CEO at SCiiGO
Tristan Martin, Manager at Altus Technologie

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