Montreal, April 10, 2019 - Axionable, a French data company offering concrete business solutions, announces the inauguration of its Montreal office, simply two years after the company was created. Dedicated to pragmatic applied research and tailored artificial intelligence solutions, Axionable is to balance its presence between both Paris and Montreal.
Montreal has become one of the most prominent international AI hubs thanks to multidimensional collaborations among universities, private business sectors and government. The capital of Quebec forges itself into the most researcher-dense metropolitan in the world thanks to numerous cutting-edged establishments such as MILA, the largest research center in AI (450 researchers).
Yoshua Bengio, its Scientific Director, was recently awarded with the Nobel Prize in Computer Science (Turing Prize). Moreover, the city possesses a thriving, inclusive ecosystem embracing international industry leaders (Facebook, IBM, Google, Thales ...), promising start-ups (Element AI), as well as reputed academic institutions (McGill, Montreal university) to further deepen the AI research in all possible ways. Starting from April, Axionable and its AI lab will officially join the MILA community as the fifteenth business-oriented applied research AI lab of the city.
On top of the core research projects, the Parisian data company will also host a series of innovation-driven activities including hackathons, meetups, design thinking sessions, and more. Axionable focuses its expertise on the following four sectors: Bank & Insurance, Industry, Media and Retail. « We are very pleased to expand Axionable’s presence to Montreal, playing an emerging role side by side with the most globally renowned researchers in the heart of a bubbling ecosystem. It’s a undebatable destination for us.
For starter, the Montreal ecosystem shares and encourages the ethics and the positive impact of AI, which echos our vital priorities, such as our dedication to the Montreal Declaration and the "AI for good "concept of MILA. On the other hand, the existing strong links between Canada and France in AI, which has already facilitated the inauguration of the G2IA.
This cross-continental extension, which comes shortly after the creation of our company, would not have been possible without the support of Montréal International, Investissement Québec and Business France. This is a great opportunity for us to continue our hyper-growth. A new and exciting era is opening up for the entire team. » says Gwendal Bihan, co-founder and CEO of Axionable. Débuting at the World Summit of AI Americas with a 2-year vision of 50 new recruitments Axionable helps customers capture the value of data with best practices and the most contemporary AI innovations such as image and video analysis, natural language processing, autonomous technology, prediction and recommendation.
The Parisian firm accompanies its clients all the way along the journey to achieve positive AI impacts: From addressing their needs to delivering comprehensive AI solutions that impose genuine and forward-looking influences on the enterprises’ economic and organizational performances.
Axionable AI’s vision is to constantly ensure the AI outputs it delivers adhere to the highest standards of sustainability, ethics, and social responsibility. In this perspective, the company aims to recruit fifty AI talents in the coming two years (talents amid machine learning, deep learning, cyber security ... among them talents with doctorial/ PhD degrees), Axionable is to place an agile growth in Canadian market just as that it achieved in France since its founding in 2016.
« Axionable will help support Montréal businesses excel the digital transformation necessary for their growth, in particular by leveraging Axionable’s competence in artificial intelligence and data, » said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. « The company will be able to rely on a highly qualified talent pool, with the largest concentration of artificial intelligence researchers in the world and more than 140,000 skilled tech workers » « It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Axionable’s arrival in Montréal, a development that speaks to the solidity of Montréal’s AI ecosystem » stated Investissement Québec President and CEO Pierre Gabriel Côté. « This new lab will provide further stimulus for the technological revolution taking place in Québec and create a great number of highly specialized jobs.
We are proud to have played a role in showcasing the advantages of choosing Montréal for this key player in the AI industry and to have provided help and guidance with its visionay investing. » https://www.axionable.com/
About Axionable Axionable is a data company offering data and AI services and solutions for businesses. Its versatile team combining technology and business strategy experts helps companies maximize the benefits of data and AI to truly and sustainably pose impact on their business models and performances. The firm provides end-to-end services in the bank & insurance, retail, media and industry sectors, and adopts an industrial approach, enabling it to carry out large-scale projects. On the other hand, Axionable adhere to a human and pragmatic approach.
Founded in 2016 by 4 experts from consulting, digital marketing, and data, Axionable is growing strongly and has solid references (Crédit Agricole, Auchan, M6, Michelin ...) permitting it to position itself among the leading independent companies in AI strategy. https://www.axionable.com/
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com) Montréal International is a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Québec and Canada, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montréal. Its mandate is to attract and retain foreign investment (companies and start-ups), international organizations, skilled workers and international students in Greater Montréal by providing support and services tailored to their needs.
About Investissement Québec (www.investquebec.com/quebec/en) Investissement Québec’s mission is to foster the growth of investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in every region. The Corporation offers businesses a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. It is also responsible for administering tax measures and prospecting for foreign investment.
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