C2RO Inc., a recognized innovator in the field of machine vision AI, today announced the appointment of Dr. Francois Magnan as the company’s new Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Magnan brings a 25-year track record of innovation leadership to the C2RO executive team.

“Francois brings an impressive engineering and leadership skillset to his new role at C2RO,” says Riccardo Badalone, President and CEO of C2RO. “His passion for software engineering and innovation will be instrumental as we continue to push boundaries with our machine vision AI platforms. Francois has the vision and expertise to lead our team of highly-skilled researchers and engineers as we continue to break new ground in the field of GDPR compliant physical analysis systems.”

Throughout his 25-year career, Dr. Magnan has been at the forefront of software engineering in both academia and industry. As an Associate Professor at UQAM he led several large research initiatives such as the LORNET project and the development of the TELOS operating system. As an entrepreneur, he was the Founder and CEO of CDS Systems which pioneered several process management platforms leveraging Semantec Web and Ontology driven techniques. As Chief Architect at the National Bank of Canada, he architected and spearheaded the delivery of a ground breaking real-time data streaming platform that paved the way for mobile banking and fundamentally transformed the National Bank’s ability to scale and deliver real-time banking services across their growing mobile customer base. Dr. Magnan obtained his PhD in Categorical Logic Theory at the University of Montreal.

“Software systems engineering is an art, and my goal is to build on an already strong culture to elevate the team to its full potential,” says Dr. Magnan. “What really sets the company apart from other opportunities in this growing space is their genuine commitment to combine innovation with compliance to the new privacy laws. I’m very excited to join the team and contribute to C2RO’s continuing success.”

About C2RO (www.c2ro.com)

C2RO is a high-tech software start-up, based in Montreal and founded by Dr. Soodeh Farokhi in 2016. It has developed a proprietary universal machine vision AI platform for the enterprise market. The company has introduced a portfolio of products, C2RO Engage™ and C2RO Perceive, which leverages the power of the cloud while providing high performance and precision. The company’s newest product, C2RO Perceive, is enabling the digital transformation of physical retail and commercial real estate towards a more personalized and frictionless in-store experience, while still providing absolute data privacy protection to consumers.