Posted December 12, 2016
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.
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 Embedded Software IP & Technology Transfer in Power Electronics Applications.
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.
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.