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Jean-Francois Gagné

CEO & Founder - Element AI


Jean-Francois Gagné is the Co-Founder and CEO of Element AI, an applied AI research lab creating new software solutions for organizations. A seasoned entrepreneur, he also founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and Operations Research.
As CEO of Planora, he led the company\’s efforts to bring to market a highly disruptive SaaS solution in the extremely competitive Workforce Management space by combining an innovative blend of Machine Learning, Operation Research and User Experience. He then went on to become the youngest global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company, as CPO and CIO at JDA Software, where he managed a portfolio of 100+ products and 1,400 developers in more than 20 offices worldwide.
He has represented Canada as a Technology Investment Champion Speaker for Global Affairs and has spoken at AI conferences for Top Level management.

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