As co-founder and CEO of Element AI, Jean-Francois Gagné is now heading up the world’s largest AI applied research lab and redefining the industry by developing AI-first solutions for large organizations. An entrepreneur at heart, he’s already founded and successfully exited two AI and Operations Research companies. During his time as CEO of Planora, he led the company in bringing a highly disruptive SAAS solution to market within the extremely competitive Workforce Management space. How did he pull it off? By combining a creative and innovative blend of AI, Machine learning, Operations Research and User Experience. Accustomed to leadership and vision, Gagné became the youngest global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company by stepping up as CPO and CIO at JDA Software. There, he managed a portfolio of over 100 products and 1400 developers scattered across more than 20 offices worldwide. With so much time left to spare, he’s also represented Canada as a Technology Investment Champion Speaker for Global Affairs, and has spoken at AI conferences for Top Level management across the globe.
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