Friday, June 14, 2024

As the tech industry continues to expand and communities all over the world compete for tech jobs outside Silicon Valley, many executives, investors and entrepreneurs are promoting warm climes like Austin and Miami as the next big tech hubs. But they are tiny tech communities compared with the new hub growing in the cool air along the shore of Lake Ontario.

Thanks to years of investment from local universities, government agencies and business leaders and Canada’s liberal immigration policies, Toronto is now the third-largest tech hub in North America. It is home to more tech workers than Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C., trailing only New York and Silicon Valley, according to CBRE, a real estate company that tracks tech hiring.

As there is a growing business space in the country, there are numerous solution providers that are trying to create a difference. To provide them with the right market insights and helps businesses align with the right partner ecosystem, we’ve developed this special edition on Canadian technology solution providers. The companies listed in this special edition are selected by our team of researchers, CEOs, CTOs and the editorial panel. The companies listed below are some of the most innovative as well as cutting-edge solution providers who are creating a difference in the Canadian IT space.


CEO: Helen Rosen
HQ: Burlington, ON

Adlib Software has been transforming the way enterprise organizations overcome unstructured data challenges for over 15 years. Integrating with various business applications, Adlib Software enables the digital preparation of documents for improved migration, compliance, privacy and security, digital transformation, capture, and classification.

Agreement Express

CEO: David O’Brien
HQ: Vancouver, CA

Agreement Express is Software as a Service platform that automates the onboarding and underwriting processes for financial services firms. Developed with scale in mind, Agreement Express enables organizations of all sizes to provide an incredible customer experience while collecting and processing infinite amounts of customer data. Agreement Express enables top merchant acquirers, wealth management firms, and insurance companies to open client accounts faster than their competition at less than half the cost, with an intuitive, digital experience.


Co-Founder & CEO: Matt Lister
HQ: Vancouver, CA

CloudAdvisors is an established Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] platform within the group life and health insurance industry in North America. CloudAdvisors connects insurance providers with advisors and employers. CloudAdvisors equips The Most Efficient Advisors with marketplace data, solutions, and client portals in a secure digital platform so they can provide The Most Effective Advice.

Data Sentinel

Co-Founder & CEO: Mark Rowan
HQ: Vaughan, ON


Data Sentinel is an enterprise sensitive data management platform that leverages our deep learning technology to identify, inventory, classify and tag sensitive data; rate the level of sensitivity in financial terms; uncover duplicate data; audit data quality; measure data risk; automate DSAR; enable active data governance.


CEO: Dr.Ryan Todd
HQ: Calgary, AB

Headversity is a workplace mental health and resilience platform that’s built for the modern workforce. Like a personalized resilience trainer in your pocket, headversity allows organizations to put the mental health and performance of employees back into their hands. Rooted in neuroscience, psychiatry and performance psychology, headversitydelivers vital resilience skill training to help your people think, feel, and be better, rain or shine.


Co-Founder : Drew Millington

Humi is a complete, cloud-based HR software solution designed and built for companies in Canada. Their mission is to make running your small to mid-sized business easier, more efficient, and scalable.

Insurance Systems

President & CEO: Terry Neilson
HQ: Toranto, ON

Insurance Systems is providing software solutions to the P&C insurance industry. They take an integrated approach to policy administration. This means that they don’t believe it ends once the policy is out the door. Billing, claims, reinsurance, loss control, and financials are key components of the business, which is why they developed a suite of solutions that bring these pieces together on one modern platform.


CEO: Emil Sylvester Ramos
HQ: Burlington, ON

IRIS is a privacy-centric, smart city solution company that is determined to bring together communities, spark creativity, and foster innovation and collaboration in solving smart city challenges. They develop irisGO™AI enabled, plug-and-play IoT device that significantly facilitates the detection, measurement, and reporting of infrastructure, assets, and objects of interest for municipalities.

ISU Corp

CEO: David Mansilla
HQ: Kitchener, ON

ISU Corp is a high-tech company specializing in Software Architecture, Development, Project Management, and Software User Interface Design. They have a comprehensive team of I.T. professionals that brings to the business many years of experience in a wide variety of technologies.


President & CEO: Trevor Haynes
HQ: Calgary, AB

LodgeLink is a Calgary-based company that leverages technology to deliver efficiency and cost control for complex workforce travel. We offer an an-end-to-end crew travel management solution, from accommodation to transportation. LodgeLink has over 200,000 rooms and more than 2,000 hotel and lodge properties listed on our platform, and access to essentially all properties throughout Canada and the United States.


CEO: Barry Doucette
HQ: Ottawa, ON

Orangutech is a software company that offers tools & services in Microsoft office 365, Sharepoint and Dynamics CRM development.


Founder & CEO: Shiva Bhardwaj
HQ: Toranto, ON

Pitstop is a cloud-based Prognostic Maintenance Platform that enables enterprises to leverage the wealth of information available from their vehicle fleets. Their data engine integrates Connected Vehicles, Dealerships, Fleet Manager, Tier 1 Suppliers, OEMs, Insurance Companies and the Aftermarket Supply Chain.


CEO: Jean Le Bouthillier
HQ: Quebec, CA

Qohash finds, tracks, and safeguards the world’s most sensitive data. Insider data breaches typically take 85 days to contain. With Qohash, you’ll receive an alert the moment risky behavior occurs. Know instantly if employees in your organization are accumulating or exfiltrating customer credit cards, social security numbers,or other personal data. Take action, prevent a data breach scandal, and take back the next 3 months of your life.

Rose Rocket

Co-founder & president : Justin Bailie
HQ: Ontario, CA

Rose Rocket is a platform transportation management software (TMS) that help manage the unique needs of today’s transportation companies. With Rose Rocket’s Platform TMS, companies can improve communications with systems, customers, and the people who move freight. 


President & CEO: Claude Letourneau
HQ: Burnaby, CA

Svante offers companies in emissions-intensive industries a commercially viable way to capture large-scale CO2 emissions from existing infrastructure, either for safe storage or to be recycled for further industrial use in a closed loop. With the ability to capture CO2 directly from industrial sources at less than half the capital cost of existingsolutions, Svante makes industrial-scale carbon capture a reality.

SysGen Solutions Group

Founder & CEO: Lyle Richardet
HQ: Calgary, AB

SysGen Solutions is a client-focused it consulting organization for small to mid-sized businesses. It is committed to providing unmatched customer service, comprehensive network support, and innovative business it solutions, and is dedicated to ensuring optimum network performance.


CEO: Matthew Gerber
HQ: Thornhill, ON

At TERAGO we provide businesses across Canada with the services they need to keep up with the modern world. Our Mission is to support our customers’ technology needs while providing exceptional customer service.


Founders: Antoine Heuty, Cornelius Graubner, Manu Kabahizi
HQ: NewYork, US

Ulula enables industry leaders in oil, gas, and mining to predict and prevent environmental, social, and governance risks by turning mobile crowd-sourced data from stakeholders into actionable intelligence.
Ulula transforms the art of managing “above ground” risks and the rising burden of socio-environmental compliance into a science based on a scalable, cost-effective, and data-driven technology.

Untether AI

CEO: Arun Iyengar
HQ: Toranto, ON

Untether AI is creating a new class of specialized processors targeting an extreme point on the energy-complexity scale. By eliminating as much complexity as possible while still being able to perform the operations necessary to do neural net inference and putting that processing as close as possible to the memory, we can get close to theoretical minimum power numbers for the given process (initially targeting 28nm).


CEO: Linda Woolley
HQ: Toranto, ON

Workzoom is a talent, workforce, and payroll solution that engages employees enlightens leaders, and helps grow businesses.