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Quincus announces a Toronto R&D expansion

This expansion is the company's first footprint in Canada and will have a primary focus on Machine Learning, AI, and Reinforcement Learning.

April 19, 2022   by CM Staff

TORONTO — On Apr. 19, Quincus announced their continued global expansion with a new R&D Office in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Quincus is a supply chain operating SaaS platform and works with a global delivery company. This expansion is the company’s first footprint in Canada and will have a primary focus on Machine Learning, AI, and Reinforcement Learning. The research coming out of this office will reportedly contribute to logistics and supply chain technology, and also be applied to numerous industries that rely on strategic location decision making, including autonomous vehicles, robotics, and video games.

Quincus is joining Twitter, Meta, and other tech leaders who have contributed to Toronto’s quiet tech boom. “The Toronto office will be our technical research hub. Ideas will be made and solidified here.” says Katherina-Olivia Lacey, Chief Product Officer, and Co-founder at Quincus, “We know the work coming from this office will lead to novel innovation for the logistics industry and beyond.”

Christophe Pennetier, Director of Research at Quincus, will be building and overseeing the Toronto office. He will lead the reportedly diverse team international management and AI technology workers. Pennetier previously worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA, the World Health Organization, and has founded several companies. He holds a Masters of Finance from Sorbonne, an MBA from Stanford, and a PhD in Technology and Operations Management from Insead. He has been teaching innovation for 14 years and will continue mentoring in Toronto.

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