Jean-Francois Gagne

CEO at ElementAI

Jean-Francois Gagné is the co-founder and CEO of Element AI, the world’s biggest AI applied research lab that develops AI-first solutions and technology to solve company challenges and boost productivity. A seasoned entrepreneur, he also founded and successfully exited two AI and Operations Research companies. As CEO of Planora, he led the company’s efforts to bring a highly disruptive SAAS solution to market within the extremely competitive Workforce Management space by combining an innovative blend of AI, Machine learning, Operations Research and User Experience. In holding down positions as CPO and CIO at JDA Software, he became the youngest global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company, where he managed a portfolio of 100+ products and 1400 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.