We accelerate time-to-market and maximize bottom line of electric equipment OEMs !

Based in Lévis (Québec, Canada), Alizem is a high-technology software company dedicated to the development of the future generation of custom electric motor drives and power supplies. Our unique products allow system designers to develop high-performance solutions while achieving significant cost reductions and accelerating their time to market.

Management

Alizem founder and President, Dr. Marc Perron, is a specialist of embedded systems, power electronics systems and advanced digital signal processing. Before starting Alizem, he has worked in the transport industry for Bombardier Transport, in the telecommunication industry for Motorola and Microcell Connexions and in the power generation industry with General Electric. Dr. Perron holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering, a Certificate in Business Administration from Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Université Laval (Canada). As Senior Member of the IEEE, he is actively involved as a Technical Advisor of the IEEE IES Electronics System-on-chip committee and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News. He also authors of a blog on FPGA Technology and Software IP in Power electronics applications. 

Dr. Éric Wildi is Vice-President Business Development at Alizem and has over 25 years of Fortune 500 company experience working at General Electric (GE) and Emerson (EMR). Throughout his career, his responsibilities grew in scope with his last position being that of Chief Electronics Officer for Emerson’s Climate Technology Sector, a $3 Billion segment of Emerson focused on the residential and light commercial markets. As an Engineer, Technologist and Business Executive he has received several internal and external awards for his innovative and pioneering contributions to the field of power electronics and power integrated circuits. He holds 16 patents and has published extensively. Throughout his entire career, Dr. Wildi has been involved in and spearheaded the definition, formulation, and execution of "new to the world" electronically-enabled products and systems. Dr. Wildi is a Université Laval and Stanford University graduate. He is based in Boston.

Guy Côté is Vice-President Sales at Alizem inc and has more than 20 years of experience in Design and Field Engineering (H/W & S/W), International Sales with extensive travel to over 30 countries, Marketing and Business Development in Telecom equipment, embedded hardware, IP licensing, software/ firmware for Telecom, broadband and wireless applications and Channel Management. From 1993 to 2013, Guy has held position at Memec, Insight electronics, Synplicity, Electro-source, Amphion Semiconductors Wasvesat, Memotec and Radio-IP. He is recognized as an excellent negotiator, top speaker and someone trustworthy that can "make it happen”.

Advisory Committee

Since its beginning, Alizem benefits from a world-class Advisory Committee composed of successful individuals in the field of semiconductor intellectual property & software commercialization, industrial electronics industry and startup financing.

Francis Bélime is the founder and President of Akova, inc. He works in an international context for more than 25 years and has a large experience of the high-tech sector. From 1985 to 2000, he has successively occupied project manager, sales & marketing and business unit manager positions at Schneider Electric, a world leader in the electrical field and high-tech SMEs in FranceSerial entrepreneur, he has founded three technological companies in Quebec city and acts as senior consultant, advisory board member or Director for a lot of high-tech Canadian companies. He brings to Alizem a wealth of proven practical field experience in international market development and also in social media B to B best practices. Francis holds a master degree in physics from the University of Dijon, an engineering degree in atomic energy from the National Polytechnique Institute of Grenoble and an associate degree in business administration from the French Institute of Management of Paris.

Eric Bergeron is the CEO of Flyscan Systems and on the board of Optosecurity. Éric brings more than 25 years of global international management experience in high-tech industries, including business development, sales, technology and finance. Prior to starting Optosecurity in 2003, he worked for Venture Capital fund Innovatech Quebec, as well as for US-headquartered Invertix Corporation, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure software, where he served as VP and General Manager of its European division in The Netherlands. Before, he was General Manager at ZKS Inc, an encryption software vendor and Director of Strategic Technology Development for Telesystem International Wireless Inc., a global mobile operator. Mr. Bergeron began his career at Bell Canada, spending eight years in management positions. Mr. Bergeron is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) since 2007 and is a Member of the Canadian Government's Science, Technology and Innovation Council.  He is a Former Director of Photintech Inc. and of Cilys Inc., which was acquired by Openwave Systems Inc. In 2012, he has been selected CEO of the year by Quebec Technology Association (AQT).

Miguel Caron is Studio Head at Behaviour Interactive since 2013. Mr. Caron served as the CEO and President of Lyrtech Inc., of Innovator Electronic Manufacturing Services from 2003 to 2007. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management in the electronics industry. He has an experience of more than 15 years managing businesses in the computer and electronics fields. His expertise is Identifying, Developing and Closing Direct Sales Business with Companies focused on Providing Wireless Services and Mobility Solutions to their end Users, Customers, Partners and Employees. In 1994, Mr. Caron graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Degree in Polemologie with specialization of Social Studies of War and Military strategy. In 2006, he has won the Arista prize of CEO Large Company of the year and in 2012, he was finalist as CEO of the year by Quebec Technology Association (AQT).

Gordon Harling worked in Mitel's semiconductor fabrication facility first as a product and test engineer and later as Director of Integrated Circuit Process R&D. In the 1990's he started his own integrated circuit design house, Goal Semiconductor, at first self-funded, and then raised over $11M from VCs and strategic investors to develop proprietary IC products. In 2001 he co-founded Elliptic Semiconductor in Ottawa to create semiconductor Intellectual Property for secure communications and then, in Montreal, co-founded Widesail Technologies for error correction IP. Along the way he has worked with dozens of start-ups as a member of the management team, Board of Directors, Board of Advisors or as a 'due diligence' investigator for Venture Capital investors. From 2010 to 2015, he has helped start-ups to develop their businesses at Sherbrooke Innopole, a non-profit economic development agency.