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September 10, 2021

Appointment of Simon Lafrenière as Chief Operating Officer at CVTCORP

CVTCORP is pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Lafrenière as Chief Operating Officer within its team.

Simon Lafrenière, with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing, engineering and service industry, will ensure, among other, the optimization of manufacturing operations as well as the engineering group at CVTCORP in order to structure operations, optimize the efficiency of processes and maximize profitability.

His vast experience and leadership are key assets to support our rapid growth and our numerous existing and upcoming client projects” said Daniel Girard, Chief Executive Officer of CVTCORP.

CVTCORP, a pioneer in the mechanical CVT transmission industry for high power applications, is proud to welcome Simon Lafrenière to this position to continue the transformation of the organization to achieve an unmatched level of excellence.

Simon Lafrenière has been in place since mid-July.

August 24, 2021

NorthStar Earth & Space secures radio frequency spectrum license approval for planned satellite constellation

Government of Canada authorization is key milestone for NorthStar

MONTREAL, CANADA, 24 AUGUST 2021 — NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) has received approval in principle from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) authorizing NorthStar to use all of the company’s requested radio frequency spectrum allocation for its planned 52-satellite constellation that will deliver a suite of information services related to Earth and space sustainability.

Specifically, ISED has authorized use for all NorthStar requested Ka-band and X-band radio-frequency ranges, ensuring that NorthStar will have the bandwidth required to deliver millions of images per day of highly detailed, information-rich imagery from multiple sensor types. The ISED approval in principle confirms NorthStar’s Canadian spectrum application is in full compliance with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations.

The full NorthStar 52-satellite constellation will be deployed in two segments. The initial 12-satellite constellation, named “Skylark”, is designed with optical sensors directed to near-Earth space and will deliver services to enhance Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the safety of the space environment. NorthStar will launch a further forty satellites to enhance Skylark with additional optical sensors, while deploying a combination of hyperspectral and infrared (IR) sensors to provide unique and valuable Earth observation capabilities.

“As NorthStar is advancing towards the launch of its first three Skylark satellites, this authorization from ISED to operate NorthStar’s planned 52-satellite constellation with the radio-frequency spectrum that we’ll need is an important milestone” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space.

NorthStar’s Skylark satellites will enable the delivery of near real-time high-fidelity SSA information services, elevating traditional SSA to the level of Space Information & Intelligence (Si2). With a comprehensive view of all near-earth orbits (LEO, MEO, GEO & beyond), Skylark’s space-based sensors will deliver precise observations of more space objects with higher revisit frequency per object than any current system. Skylark will deliver a suite of decision-quality information services derived from its unparalleled coverage, object custody, and enhanced predictive capabilities.

Following the full operating capability of NorthStar’s debut Skylark SSA constellation, the follow-on forty satellite constellation will deploy a combination of hyperspectral and IR sensors to provide exceptional Earth observation capabilities, generating information-rich content enabling unique and valuable Earth Information and Intelligence (Ei2) services for a wide range of industry, government and military customers.

About NorthStar Earth & Space

Through its Information Platform, NorthStar will deliver contextualized information solutions directly to end users in the private and public sectors, providing critical knowledge about Earth and its orbital environment.

NorthStar is currently developing Ei2 services in collaboration with partners in the private, academic and government sectors, including the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Coast Guard.  Using proprietary and third-party data, NorthStar is developing solutions in a variety of Earth sectors including Agriculture, Maritime, Forestry and Energy.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space, the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

Information: media@northstar-data.com

Website: https://northstar-data.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSEarthandSpace

Authorized and Approved Canadian Satellites: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05343.html

August 17, 2021

Stingray Strikes Global Agreement with Amazon Prime Video Channels and Launches New Bundled Services

  • Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray KaraokeStingray ClassicaStingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Naturescape are now offered as part of the Stingray All Good Vibes subscription on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels
  • Stingray All Good Vibes subscription to launch this month in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil

Montreal, August 17, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced its global expansion and launched its first bundle with Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Starting today, Prime members will have access to the Stingray All Good Vibes subscription which includes Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray KaraokeStingray ClassicaStingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Naturescape. The launch showcases the quality and diversity of Stingray’s growing product portfolio and its strength in reaching new audiences.

These premium entertainment services bring subscribers on-demand sold-out concert performances by today’s biggest headliners, the greatest jazz performances, and a collection of beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world. Music fans can also sing their hearts out to exceptional karaoke and unwind to beautiful imagery from the four corners of the globe.

Stingray All Good Vibes Channel Highlights

  • Qello Concerts by Stingray features concert-films and award-winning music documentaries from the biggest and most influential artists, bands, and musicians.
  • Stingray Karaoke includes all the top songs to sing along to, from golden oldies to today’s hits. They range from rock and pop to children’s classics and songs in the style of today’s top-charting artists.
  • Stingray Classica features breathtaking excerpts of orchestral performances, operas, and ballets, including the grandest, most popular classical musical productions filmed from famed opera houses and theatres worldwide.
  • Stingray DJAZZ features the world of jazz without limits with a unique selection of rare documentaries, intimate portraits, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews.
  • Stingray Naturescape offers an escape to a world of stunning nature scenes, all set to peaceful soundtracks.

“Stingray is committed to delivering best-in-class entertainment for music fans,” said David Purdy, Chief Revenue Officer of Stingray. We are thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video Channels and providing them with the highest level of services. Our shared commitment to evolve and adapt to subscribers’ needs guarantees new levels of growth and success in the industry.”

The Stingray All Good Vibes bundle is now available on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Canada for $9,99/month, Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Mexico for Mex$72/month and Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Brazil for R$13,20/month. Go to www.primevideo.com/stingray to learn more.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

August 16, 2021

CVTCORP | Varigen 2.0: completely redesigned!

The unique variable speed generator that solves countless problems fixed speed gensets create…

 

August 12, 2021

OnMobile Global Acquires 100% Stake in AI Powered Visual Retention Leader rob0

Bengaluru, 12 August, 2021: OnMobile Global Limited (“OnMobile”), the global leader in mobile entertainment announces the 100% acquisition of rob0 , through its subsidiary OnMobile Global Solutions Canada Ltd. This investment is in continuation to the initial acquisition of 25% equity stake in May 2020.

rob0 (incorporated in Feb 2019) offers best-in-class patent pending Vision AI technology. The platform gathers, analyses and provides smart insights that help to clearly understand user behaviour, optimise gameplay and increase player retention.

This investment by OnMobile, is the second major step towards the creation of ONMO, the D2C mobile cloud-gaming platform, after the acquisition of Appland AB, Sweden in October 2018. These strategic acquisitions lay the foundation of technologies which form the pillars of ONMO.

Alongside, OnMobile has hired a stellar team of product managers, engineers and marketers who are working on developing ONMO, which is built on three key mobile gaming trends (eSports, Social and Short Form Gaming) and two disruptive technologies (AI and Cloud Streaming), and is currently being Beta tested in 3 locations globally. rob0’s low bandwidth session streaming and AI generated user spotlights will be a key tool in making ONMO a global success.

Commenting on this acquisition, François-Charles Sirois, Executive Chairman, OnMobile Global, said, “rob0’s acquisition brings to life our ONMO mission of creating the best gaming moments that bring esports to everyone in one click, and takes us a step closer to our goal to be the uncontested leader in social esports globally.”

Krish Seshadri, Chief Executive Officer, OnMobile Global, said “rob0 has been an integral part of our cloud gaming product, ONMO. rob0’s technology and Vision AI picks the best parts of a game and helps ONMO create thousands of short, unique challenges for mobile casual esports players”

“We’re excited to help build the next generation of mobile gaming. OnMobile’s vision for the future of casual games is inspiring and I’m proud to see our vision AI technology playing an essential role in making it possible.”, said Richard Rispoli, Co-Founder and CEO, Technologies rob0 Inc.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

August 12, 2021

NorthStar and Japan Space Imaging join forces to promote commercial Space Situational Awareness services to Japan

JSI named Authorized Marketing Representative of NorthStar’s services in Japan

MONTREALAug. 12, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – NorthStar Earth & Space of Montreal, Canada, has entered into an agreement with Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI) to tailor product offerings for Japanese customers based on NorthStar’s space-based precision Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The agreement designates JSI act as Authorized Marketing Representative for NorthStar’s suite of services with the government of Japan and with Japanese commercial entities.

JSI and NorthStar will promote valuable space information and intelligence services to Japanese government and commercial customers to safely navigate in an ever contested and congested space environment.  Together, the two companies desire to greatly enhance current capabilities to ensure safe access to and operations in space and notably to protect the global satellite community from collisions.

“NorthStar is proud to partner with Japan Space Imaging Corporation- to tailor our services to Japanese Customers. As an established partner of the global space community, JSI is the ideal partner for NorthStar to promote the safety, security and sustainability of the space environment for a host of Japanese stakeholders” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space.

Commercial space is forecast to grow into a $2.7 trillion industry. New satellites and planned mega-constellations are launching into an environment ever more congested with traffic and space debris. Increased risks must be mitigated with precision information that fuel better Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The combination of NorthStar’s Space Information and Intelligence services (Si2) and JSI’s established expertise will ensure Japanese commercial and government customers have access to NorthStar services to ensure safe access to space.

“JSI is delighted to partner with NorthStar to promote their SSA services in Japan. We feel enthusiastic to contribute to our customers in Japan and their indispensable missions with NorthStar’s unique space-based SSA capabilities powered by their cutting-edge processing algorithms” said Koji Ueda, CEO and President of Japan Space Imaging Corporation.

About NorthStar Earth & Space

Starting in 2023, NorthStar will begin operation of Skylark, its debut constellation for SSA services, to enable the delivery of near real-time high-fidelity tracking services, elevating traditional SSA to the level of Space Information & Intelligence (SI2). With a comprehensive view of all near-earth orbits, Skylark’s space-based sensors will deliver precise observations of more space objects than any current system with higher revisit frequency per object. The result is unprecedented coverage, custody and enhanced predictive capabilities, to meet critical Space Traffic Management challenges such as tracking space debris and preventing collisions in space.

NorthStar’s Space-Based Data Platform and Data Processing Engine will deliver contextualized data from multiple sources, augmented by NorthStar’s own satellite infrastructure.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (a co-enterprise of the Sirois family office, Telesystem and the Roger’s Family Trust of Canada), the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

About the Japan Space Imaging Corporation

Founded in 1998, Japan Space Imaging Corporation, of which Hitachi Ltd is a large shareholder, has been a pioneer of satellite remote sensing commercial services in Japan and serves satellites data and services to a wide range of customers. JSI also provides customers with value added products and services such as 3D imagery products, base maps, and imagery analysis.

For more information: 
https://northstar-data.com/
https://www.jsicorp.jp/en.html

SOURCE NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.

For further information: NorthStar Public Relations: media@northstar-data.com, Japan Space Imaging Corporation Public Relations: https://www.jsicorp.jp/en/contact.html

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July 22, 2021

NorthStar teams with Canadian Coast Guard and INRS to develop Earth Observation Monitoring System for Canada’s marine and coastal environments

MONTREAL, CANADA, 22 JULY 2021 — NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) announced that it is collaborating with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to develop a prototype Earth Observation Monitoring System for Marine and Coastal Environments (EOMCE) to improve information quality and deliver critical knowledge on marine pollution, ice conditions, and coastal ecosystems directly impacted by climate change.

This $2.7M initiative, which is expected to conclude in Q1 2024, is also supported by Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Centre for Water, Land, and Environment, and includes $1.5M in funding to NorthStar from Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Canadian Safety and Security Program, under its Community Resilience Portfolio.

In Canada and around the world, the integrity of marine and coastal environments is impacted by climate change and pollution. These impacts include ecosystems alteration and loss, increasing coastal erosion rates, water quality decline and marine biodiversity depletion. To reduce and mitigate risks, stakeholders require up-to-date knowledge on the condition of Canada’s coasts and in-depth understanding of their vulnerability to human activity and natural hazards, including cumulative effects over time.

“NorthStar is proud to be working with the Canadian Coast Guard and Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique to help safeguard Canada’s marine and coastal environments” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space. “This investment by a coalition of partners, including Defence Research and Development Canada, will enable resilient Canadian coastal communities with the means to respond to increasing environmental threats, and assist in strategies to adapt to climate change.”

The initiative will see NorthStar, the Canadian Coast Guard and the INRS pool expertise to develop information services that will leverage data from multiple Earth Observation sources and be demonstrated via a prototype web-based information portal. The goal is to deliver near-real time information on the health of Canada’s marine and coastal environments, enabling active decision-making. NorthStar will continue its development of an automated processing pipeline by fusing its hyperspectral airborne data acquired over Canada with spaceborne optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to realize unique and enhanced imaging products. NorthStar will combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data fused from multiple sources to deliver rich near real-time information services for marine pollution, coastal ecosystems, and ice conditions, which are all directly impacted by climate change.

The information provided by the EOMCE’s frequent and long-term monitoring of coastal environments will enable stakeholders to realize several key benefits in support of:

  • Assessment and refinement of climate change adaptation strategies
  • Risk assessment and emergency preparedness and response to coastal contamination, ice drift/jam, storm surges and flooding.
  • Protection of coastal ecosystems and restoration of their environmental services.

As NorthStar’s global environment monitoring services develop, the EOMCE will be fully integrated into a complete NorthStar commercial service designed to contextualize multiple forms of complex raw data sources, delivering more accessible information sets, and enabling real-time actionable decision-making to preserve our planet and our delicate ecosystems for future generations.

Information: media@northstar-data.com

Website: https://northstar-data.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSEarthandSpace

About NorthStar Earth & Space

NorthStar is creating Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2) services in collaboration with partners in the private, academic and government sectors.  Using proprietary and third-party data, NorthStar is developing solutions in a variety of Earth sectors including Agriculture, Maritime, Forestry and Energy.

Following the launch of its debut Skylark Space Situational Awareness (SSA) constellation, NorthStar plans to launch dual mission satellites performing both SSA and Earth observation. Dual mission satellites will be equipped with Hyperspectral, Infrared and Optical sensors, which will operate continuously from space, imaging, digitizing, and analyzing the details of Earth’s ecosystems and surrounding orbits daily.

Through its Information Platform, NorthStar will deliver contextualized information solutions directly to end users in the private and public sectors, providing critical knowledge about Earth and its orbital environment.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space, the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

About NorthStar’s EOMCE partners

July 5, 2021

Stingray Acquires Health, Relaxation and Wellness Streaming App Calm Radio

Stingray adds 1,500 relaxing channels to its portfolio and
grows its streaming subscriber base by more than 30,000

Montreal, July 5, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that it has acquired Calm Radio, the world’s largest online music streaming service focused on the wellness and relaxation markets. With this acquisition, Stingray grows its portfolio of curated music content, significantly increases its subscriber base and dives into the health and wellness industry.

Founded in 2009, Calm Radio delivers 500 free channels of relaxation, acoustic, classical, jazz, ambient and contemporary music and over 1,000 premium channels of calming sounds, sleep music, sleep sounds, sleep stories, guided meditations, and meditation music to wind-down. Each scenic video benefits from the musical and audio expertise of an individual programmer. Every relaxation channel is specifically curated around the three principal activities in listeners’ lives: work, study, and sleep.

Calm Radio Highlights 

  • Near seven million monthly listening hours
  • Over one million unique monthly users
  • Over 30,000 streaming subscribers
  • 85% year-over-year growth
  • 500 free channels of relaxation, classical and contemporary music
  • Over 1,000 premium HD channels for meditation, sleep, audiobooks, podcasts, classical music, ambient, jazz, world music, pop, contemporary and nature sounds
  • Available on over 20 platforms
  • 4.6-star rating on Apple’s App Store
  • “Best New Update” — Apple 2019

Calm Radio complements Stingray’s existing services, Stingray Music and Stingray Naturescape, thus opening the door to powerful content synergy opportunities and growth for the product line.

“We are delighted to welcome Calm Radio to the Stingray family and expect this strategic acquisition to deepen our presence worldwide with its premium life-enhancing and relaxing music offering,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “As the undisputed world-leading provider of music programming, Stingray can seamlessly integrate Calm Radio into our existing platforms, enabling us to distribute the content further and expand our reach globally.”

“In Stingray, we have found a partner with global reach who shares our unique vision and drive to expand the reach of wellness and relaxation music programming, making the benefits of Calm Radio accessible to the broadest and most diverse audience possible,” said Eric Harry, Founder and CEO of Calm Radio. “We are confident that with Stingray’s cooperation, Calm Radio will expand its reach and provide music for a healthier lifestyle to enthusiasts around the globe.”

Stingray will wholly own and operate Calm Radio, under the continued leadership and direction of the Calm Radio’s current leadership team.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

About Calm Radio 
Calm Radio provides its users with music for a healthier lifestyle. They are the world’s largest provider of life-enhancing music with an emphasis on focus, relaxation, mindfulness and sleep music. Calm Radio was recognized as the 2019 “Industry Star” by the Los Angeles’ based Media Excellence Awards and Best New App Upgrade by Apple in 2019.

Calm Radio began in 2009, founded by streaming pioneer Eric Harry, also a multi-award winning composer. Eric realized there was in fact, no online presence for relaxation music, sleep music or classical music and thus the first Solo Piano channel was born. Since then, Calm Radio has grown into the largest provider of relaxing music on the internet and is poised to become the Spotify of the Wellness Market.

Calm Radio® is a registered trade-mark of Calm Radio Corp.

Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to Stingray’s goals, beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. Forward-looking information is identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “may”, “would”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe”, and “continue”, or the negative of these terms and similar terminology, including references to assumptions. Please note, however, that not all forward-looking information contains these terms and phrases. Forward-looking information is based upon a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Stingray’s control. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors identified in Stingray’s Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2021, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Consequently, all of the forward-looking information contained herein is qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements, and there can be no guarantee that the results or developments that Stingray anticipates will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences or effects on Stingray’s business, financial condition or results of operation. Unless otherwise noted or the context otherwise indicates, the forward-looking information contained herein is provided as of the date hereof, and Stingray does not undertake to update or amend such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com  
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

June 21, 2021

Coveo Earns SOC 2 Type II Attestation and HIPAA Compliance Demonstrating Its Commitment to Security

June 21, 2021 | Montreal, QC And Quebec City, QC

Respective annual and biennial examinations ensure Coveo’s commitment to data security and privacy.

 Coveo, a leader in relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization within digital experiences, today announced that it has passed its SOC 2 Type II examination, completed by independent CPA firm Schellman & Company, LLC. This examination result is evidence of Coveo’s commitment to data protection and privacy protocols on behalf of its customers, and proof that the company has the necessary processes and internal controls in place to deliver on this promise.

A SOC 2 examination provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the examination, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, and confidentiality of a system are tested.

The SOC 2 report delivered by Schellman & Company verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Coveo’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

The Coveo Relevance Cloud™ Platform has also successfully passed and maintains a biennial HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Compliance Examination, the latest in 2021. This examination reaffirms Coveo’s commitment to protecting ePHI, as required by HIPAA. As such, Coveo offers a HIPAA-compliant environment for customers with whom it signs a BAA (Business Associate Agreement).

The HIPAA-compliant environment is built on a separate platform infrastructure that’s designed to ease compliance with HIPAA requirements. The HIPAA-compliant environment offers more privacy, as it’s dedicated to Coveo’s HIPAA customers and protected by additional security measures and access control procedures.

“Data security and governance are extremely important to us,” said Laurent Simoneau, Chief Technology Officer at Coveo. “The Coveo Relevance Cloud platform has been engineered with data security in mind – from the ground up. We have adopted rigorous security measures at every stage of development and across every point of delivery to protect our customers’ businesses and their customers’ data.”

For more information about our security, please visit https://www.coveo.com/en/products/platform/security

About Coveo

We believe that relevance is critical to winning in the new digital experience economy. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. We aim to enable our customers to deliver the relevant experiences that we believe people expect in the new digital economy. Our SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences.

We provide solutions for Ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Our solutions are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and website engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction.

Our AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions Inc.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.

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About Schellman & Company

Schellman & Company, LLC is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services—the only company in the world operating under one legal entity that is a CPA firm, a globally approved PCI QSA, an ISO Certification Registrar, HITRUST CSF Assessor, and a FedRAMP 3PAO.
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May 28, 2021

OnMobile Global Launches Challenges Arena – A Mobile Quiz Gaming APP

Bengaluru, 28 May, 2021: OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched a new B2B gaming product, Challenges Arena, a single destination of casual challenges that provides an unparalleled gamified experience.

Challenges Arena offers an immersive experience for gamers to play and compete on quizzes and various theme-based challenges with a real-time rank and leader-board. It provides a competitive mobile platform with multiple paid and trial challenges on thousands of quiz questions and trivia across genres like movies, cricket, travel, food, general knowledge, puzzles, amongst others and also many HTML5 games.

Announcing the launch, Biswajit Nandi, Vice President – Sales, OnMobile, said, “We believe Challenges Arena will emerge as a go-to-destination for Quiz and Trivia based casual challenges with several of our global customers. OnMobile is excited to associate with telecom & OTT partners to launch this new offering. Social play, casual esports, real-time engagement, immersive & exclusive digital content with virtual and real rewards makes Challenges Arena a fun and engaging experience for customers.”

Challenges Arena offers multiple price points for question-based, daily, weekly and monthly challenges. Users also stand a chance to win exciting bumper prizes, worth up to Rs. 5 lakh by playing challenges regularly.

In the last few weeks, Challenges Arena has added over 350,000 gross users and 110,000 paying subscribers from a leading telecom operator and over 11 lakh users through an OTT partner. In addition, currently there are over 10 active customer discussions that OnMobile is engaged in globally, for Challenges Arena.

Challenges Arena is available in the form of App and PWA currently, and will be available in SDK form shortly.

Users who want to take up challenges on specific genres can choose to play daily challenges. Winners will be selected based on their performance at the end of the challenge period. OnMobile’s ISO 27001 certified tool ensures transparency in winner selections while focusing on protecting the user data.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

May 6, 2021

Stingray Names Jim Riley as President, US Operations

Montreal, May 6, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that Jim Riley will join its management team as President, US Operations. In his position, Riley will help shape Stingray’s US strategy and enhance sales and marketing capabilities across the United States.  He will support the US sales team, drive new strategic partnerships, and expand the business into new verticals.

Riley brings to Stingray 30 years of experience in media and entertainment. He has a broad range of start-up expertise and has driven business and technical innovations for VOD, and more recently OTT brands and platform partners. He is a seasoned TV and On-Demand industry veteran, and as a co-founder of Vubiquity, his team deployed the largest VOD licensing and services business in the United States supporting every studio, pay-TV network, and specialty networks, including the NFL and UFC, and the first nationwide VOD Olympics coverage.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim as part of Stingray’s impressive US sales team,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “He is a team player with an innate understanding of the global media industry and has a vision for how Stingray can continue to grow and flourish by further developing our relations and opportunities in the United States.”

“Following my appointment as Stingray’s President, US Operations, I’m excited to advance the company’s ambitious growth objectives,” said Jim Riley. “Stingray’s collection of media and technology assets is far-reaching, and the company’s ambition is immeasurable. I’m looking forward to propelling the distribution of Stingray products to even greater heights.”

Riley joins Stingray from Bitmax Inc., where he led the company’s global product strategy, sales, and marketing. Jim was also Chief Revenue Officer at Whip Media, where he is credited with opening new territories and expanding customer verticals. A native of Rochester, NY, and a graduate of Fordham University in NYC, Jim began his TV career working at AMC, Bravo and SportsChannel.  He moved to Los Angeles, California as part of E! Entertainment TV’s launch team to head up digital distribution, before building and selling TVN/Vubiquity.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

April 1, 2021

Watch TV, Plant a Tree: On April 22, Stingray Will Donate all the Proceeds of its Stingray Naturescape Channel to One Tree Planted

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Montreal, April 1, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced a collaboration with One Tree Planted, a U.S.-based environmental non-profit that plants a tree for every dollar donated. With the support of distribution partners, Stingray has committed to donating all the proceeds of the Stingray Naturescape channel on Earth Day 2021 (April 22) to the organization. This initiative has the potential of adding thousands of trees to One Tree Planted’s reforestation efforts, which will directly impact community empowerment and local agroforestry projects.

Stingray Naturescape features breathtaking, relaxing scenery from around the world, including majestic forests and woodlands. The free ad-supported channel is available on Channelbox, Distro TV, Freebie TV, Freecast, LG Channels, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, Redbox, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR, Vizio Free Channels, and Xumo.

“Stingray is happy to help the world breathe a little easier through this green initiative,” stated Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “Stingray Naturescape brings the beauty of nature to anyone who wants to transform their homes into a peaceful, relaxing oasis. I invite all viewers to support our effort and tune in on April 22. Together we can make a difference and make our planet a safer place for all.”

Stingray Naturescape offers a free YouTube playlist Enchanting forests for the occasion, including a collection of videos such as Relaxing Autumn Forest With Beautiful Early Fall Leaf Colors in Canada, Relaxing Waterfall in Hawaii or Beautiful Beaches in Tropical Paradise in the Philippines.

For more information about One Tree Planted or to donate: https://onetreeplanted.org/

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

April 1, 2021

ONMOBILE LEADS $13 MILLION INVESTMENT ROUND IN CHINGARI

Bengaluru, 01 April, 2021: OnMobile Global Limited (“OnMobile”), the global leader in mobile entertainment, and Chingari, India’s homegrown short-form video app announced today that OnMobile has led a $13 Million round in Chingari.

This investment will allow Chingari to accelerate its growth from 56 Million users to over 100 million users. As part of the deal, OnMobile will integrate and distribute its direct-to-consumer gaming platform, ONMO, on the Chingari app and collaborate on other mobile product integrations to serve millions of users. Chingari will use the funds to enhance its content portfolio, hire top talent and accelerate its growing user base.

Other investors who participated in this round include Republic Labs US, Astarc Ventures, White Star Capital, India TV (Rajat Sharma), JPIN Venture Catalysts Ltd, ProfitBoard Ventures, Raghunandan G of Zolve (Co-Founder of TaxiForSure) and some large family office funds from the UK. Earlier last year Chingari had raised $1.4 Million from a series of Angels, including Jasminder Gulati, FJ Labs (Fabrice Grinda), Angelist, Utsav Somani’s iSeed, Village Global, and Blume Founders Fund.

Commenting on this investment, François-Charles Sirois, Executive Chairman of OnMobile, said, “We are very excited about this investment and partnership bringing millions of users to the new ONMO gaming service while providing immediate business value and increased user reach for both companies”

Krish Seshadri, CEO of OnMobile, said “The Chingari team has built a terrific product with great user retention and growth. ONMO gaming’s short format challenges and Chingari’s short-form videos complement each other well”

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better partner than OnMobile to help Chingari embody its vision and become a content super media app for Bharat, and help engage a billion Indians. With our visions aligned, this partnership promises to be a winning collaboration.”, said Sumit Ghosh, Co-Founder & CEO of Chingari.

“We are thrilled to have Krish Seshadri join our board at Chingari. His vast business experience and working on mobile & social products will add great value to the team,” said Aditya Kothari, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Chingari.

About Chingari

Chingari that started as a short-form video app, has now positioned itself as a Content media super app for Bharat. Chingari not only offers short-form videos, but has carved its niche by also introducing Chingari Multiplex, and the first one in India to introduce Social Video Commerce. Now, With the strategic partnership of OnMobile Chingari would also be introducing gaming within the app.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices globally, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

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March 24, 2021

Coveo Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines

This is the fourth year in a row that Coveo was recognized as a Leader

March 24, 2021 (Montreal, QC) — Coveo, a leader in relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization, today announced it was named a Leader in the March 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines.

“Gartner defines insight engines as systems that apply relevancy methods to discover, describe, organize and analyze content and data. They enable pre-existing or newly synthesized information to be delivered proactively or interactively, in context, to digital workers, customers and others at timely business moments[G1] [DB2] .”

Coveo’s cloud-centered approach unifies content and behavioral data (which are often called signals). Machine learning is applied to learn both the body of content — and user intent. This allows highly personalized and relevant recommendations in customer service, ecommerce and digital workplace.

Global brands now have the ability to tailor experiences to every user – making each interaction relevant. This stands apart from others who may deliver their software as a physical appliance, or installed as a single instance online. Both of these modes require specific, ongoing-maintenance that limits the ability to automatically deploy innovations, which Coveo’s multi-tenant cloud enables for our customers.

“People expect relevant digital experiences in every aspect of their lives – whether at work, at home, and of course, while working from home. Enterprises are realizing the need to tackle the issue of relevance at every touchpoint – whether for their prospects, their customers or their own employees,” explained Louis Têtu, CEO and Chairman at Coveo.

“We believe this recognition of Coveo’s as a Leader for a fourth year acknowledges our vision that every experience and every insight needs to be relevant to the individual it is meant for – no matter which ‘hat’ they are wearing. Our relevance platform helps some of the world’s most admired companies achieve successful results in ecommerce, customer service and digital workplace,” Têtu added.

“Coveo is a part of our Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) and a strategic partner for TCS,” said V Rajanna, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Technology Business Unit at Tata Consultancy Services. “Coveo combines simplicity with highly contextual experiences powered by AI/ML to deliver ‘mass personalized’ experiences and enables customers to create a ‘Segment of One.’“
Coveo enables fast time to value with integrations with some of the world’s largest platforms including Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Microsoft Dynamics and others. Coveo’s cloud infrastructure scales to support customers globally, with the highest security and compliance standards, such as SOC II and HIPAA.

To find out more about how to transform your business with Coveo relevance platform, download the full report here.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines, Stephen Emmott, Anthony Mullen. March 2021.

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Coveo

Relevance is what creates winners in digital experiences. Coveo is a leading cloud-based relevance platform. Coveo is the intelligence layer that injects relevance into digital experiences, with applied AI-driven solutions spanning intelligent search through to solutions for ecommerce, service, and workplace.

Coveo has more than 1,500 successful implementations around the world, with clients including Tableau, Dell, Palo Alto, Xero and Motorola Solutions. Coveo is supported by a network of accredited global partners, integrators and alliances, including Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.Stay up to date on the latest Coveo news and content by subscribing to the Coveo blog, and following Coveo on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

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March 2, 2021

Coveo Appoints Demand Gen Leader Barbara Dischner to SVP Growth Marketing

The former Blue Jeans Network and Pentaho executive will focus on global go-to-market strategies and demand growth.

March 2, 2021 (Montreal, QC) — Coveo, a leader in Applied AI platforms for Relevance – spanning search, recommendations, and personalization – today announced Barbara Dischner as its new Senior Vice President of Growth Marketing. In this role, Dischner will play a crucial part in accelerating global demand generation, customer marketing, the marketing stack, and continuous optimization for how we engage customers across their  lifetime.

Dischner brings extensive experience helping B2B SaaS companies develop go-to-market plans that accelerate revenue while building, nurturing, and scaling high-powered marketing teams.  She has developed integrated marketing programs in executive positions at SAP, Dell, Pentaho (acquired by Hitachi) and most recently, SVP of Marketing at Blue Jeans (acquired by Verizon). She is an expert at building sales pipeline, accelerating sales velocity, and ensuring branded touch points across the customer journey.

“I am thrilled to join a company that has such exciting momentum. When I hear of customers like Palo Alto Networks talking about saving millions after implementing Coveo, I know that this is a company that delivers real value to its customers. This is in keeping  with my philosophy that a business can only experience meaningful growth when its customers grow first,” said Dischner. “My goal is to roll up my sleeves and give Coveo that additional boost to help continue that growth.”

“Barb is a tremendously talented executive who understands building not just a demand funnel – but how to nurture and cultivate devoted customers,” said Michael Ni, Chief Growth Officer, Coveo. “By having a keen appreciation for brand marketing, she will aim to ensure that Coveo is top of mind for customers throughout the  lifecycle.  Barb echoes our view here at Coveo that if our customers succeed — we succeed. I am so thrilled to have her be part of our growing team.”

About Coveo

Relevance is what creates winners in digital experiences. Coveo is the world’s leading cloud-based relevance platform. Coveo is the intelligence layer that injects relevance into digital experiences, with applied AI-driven solutions spanning intelligent search through to solutions for ecommerce, service, and workplace.
Coveo has more than 1,500 successful implementations around the world, with clients including Tableau, Dell, Palo Alto, Xero and Motorola Solutions. Coveo is supported by a network of accredited global partners, integrators and alliances, including Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.

Stay up to date on the latest Coveo news and content by subscribing to the Coveo blog, and following Coveo on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

Diane Burley
Senior Director, Content & Communications
media@coveo.com
1 418-263-1111

February 26, 2021

Stingray Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

February 26, 2021 – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Stingray Group Inc. (the “Corporation”) (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is pleased to announce that Ms. Karinne Bouchard has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Bouchard will also join the Corporation’s Audit Committee.  The Corporation also announces that Mr. John Steele has resigned from the board to pursue other interests.

The Corporation wishes to thank Mr. John Steele for his service as a board member.

Holder of a bachelor’s, a CPA certification and a Master’s degree in finance, Ms. Bouchard serves as the Global Head of Treasury and Treasurer at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. She also sits on the board of directors of the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation, which is dedicated to financially supporting organizations that work in the arts and culture sector, as well as organizations that provide support to people living with intellectual disability in order to enable people to reach their full potential.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, 101 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.
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Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
1 514-664-1244, ext. 2362
mpeloquin@stingray.com

February 23, 2021

Montréal’s Coveo Announces Ray Wang, Brian Solis, Raechel Powell as Keynote Speakers at Relevance 360 on March 25

February 23, 2021 | Montreal, QC And Quebec City, QC

They join CEO Louis Têtu at The Future of Experience Is AI, a virtual event, to explore importance of relevance in the experience economy

Coveo, the leader in Applied AI platform for Relevance – spanning search, recommendations, and personalization, today announced it is reprising its highly successful fall Relevance 360 virtual event into more frequent events. The next one, The Future of Experience Is AI, is slated for Thursday, March 25, noon-2 p.m. ET.

“Tech giants have thrived by improving interactions at every digital touchpoint. Through the democratization of Applied AI, we believe all companies can now have easy access to relevance,” said Louis Têtu, CEO and Chairman at Coveo. “Gathering industry thought leaders quarterly allows us to hold more frequent and timely discussions on the impact of relevance to business.”

The launch of the new format will feature a very tight and focused pace. The keynote will start with market maker and business disruption expert, R. “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Constellation Research. Wang will address why the ability to provide relevant customer experiences is key to business survival in the post-pandemic world. He will also share what businesses need to know to become relevant at every interaction, from customer acquisition to service and support.

“Being irrelevant means every action you take is ignored. Relevance is the power to be heard, considered, rewarded, and separating signal from noise,” said Wang.

Louis Têtu, CEO and Chairman at Coveo, will be joined by Rachael Powell, Chief Customer Officer at Xero, to discuss how the cloud accounting service is transforming relationships with its more than two million subscribers. They will be followed by Brian Solis, Author, Digital Anthropologist, and Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. The two will discuss how the pandemic forever changed customer expectations for digital experience and how meeting the ever-changing needs of the digital-first generation is paramount for a business’s bottom line.

“Customers are digital-first by necessity, and they’re much more conscious of their decisions and loyalties because of the somatic marker that is COVID-19,” explained Solis. “Now is the time for a relevance revolution to connect with and foster relationships differently.”

“Driving revenue, retaining customers, and boosting employee engagement have one thing in common: they’re powered by relevance,” said Louis Têtu. “Relevance is a secret weapon for every business in the experience economy, and there will be an enormous upside for businesses that manifest it at every single digital touchpoint.”

Attendees of Coveo Relevance 360 will learn how to harness data and AI to enhance the relevance of every step in their customer’s digital experience — from Ecommerce to customer service to employee experience — by hearing first-hand how other companies have accomplished it. Coveo will also announce a slate of new product capabilities that democratizes AI to enable every business to become more relevant. AI-driven relevance is no longer the exclusive domain of tech giants. Relevance is accessible for every business and with relevance, every business can win.

The event is free and open to all attendees, though registration is required. For more information on event speakers and to register, visit: http://ow.ly/qmhF50DGVic

About Relevance 360

The inaugural event took place October 2020 and featured Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John, Digital Marketing Expert Seth Godin, as well as more than 20 executives from Humana, Adobe, Snowflake, Informatica, and Acuity Brands. The event was a massive success and attracted nearly 4,500 registrants. Beginning March 2021, Coveo Relevance 360 is transforming into quarterly 2-hour sessions that will attract experts to discuss trends and pressing topics in customer experience.

February 16, 2021

ÉTS Présidence du conseil d’administration | Fin du mandat de Jean-René Halde et nomination de Charles Sirois

16 février 2020. L’ÉTS tient à exprimer toute sa reconnaissance envers M. Jean-René Halde alors que se termine son deuxième mandat à la présidence du conseil d’administration de l’École. Ce départ concorde avec l’arrivée de M. Charles Sirois au sein du conseil d’administration et sa désignation comme président. M. Halde quitte après plus de cinq années fructueuses marquées par une croissance soutenue de l’ÉTS, et ce, à tous les niveaux.

M. Halde siégeait au conseil d’administration de l’École depuis 2015. Ancien chef de la direction de la Banque de développement du Canada et administrateur de sociétés parmi les plus importantes au pays, son expertise dans le domaine de la finance et sa vaste expérience dans le milieu des affaires ont été des atouts importants pour l’ÉTS. « Jean-René Halde a grandement contribué au développement de la gouvernance et de l’entrepreneuriat de même qu’à la réussite de l’ÉTS au cours de ses deux mandats à la présidence du conseil d’administration. L’étendue de ses connaissances et de son savoir-faire, tout comme sa vision claire des enjeux et de leurs solutions ont été des plus profitables à l’École. Nous le remercions d’avoir fait progresser notre université », a mentionné François Gagnon, directeur général de l’ÉTS.

Nomination de Charles Sirois

Charles Sirois est sans contredit un entrepreneur émérite, un précurseur et un véritable esprit visionnaire des domaines technologiques. De plus, son expertise reconnue dans la gestion stratégique et le développement sera un atout important pour l’École dans le contexte précis de la mise en chantier de grands projets d’infrastructure, comme c’est le cas pour le projet du Complexe Dow, qui vise à supporter la croissance de l’ÉTS.

Le directeur général de l’ÉTS est très heureux de voir Charles Sirois épouser la mission de l’École et n’a que de bons mots à l’endroit du nouveau président : « L’apport et la contribution de Charles Sirois au domaine des télécommunications et à l’entrepreneuriat sont exemplaires. Il a su saisir les opportunités technologiques pour démarrer des entreprises et les mener aux plus hauts sommets. Il est une inspiration pour nos étudiantes et étudiants. M. Sirois possède une grande expérience de la mise en chantier de grands projets et son arrivée à la présidence du conseil d’administration aura un impact majeur dans la réalisation des projets phares de l’ÉTS. »

Depuis sa création, l’ÉTS incarne et poursuit sa mission, soit celle de répondre aux besoins du milieu industriel. Pour ce faire, l’École entretient un partenariat unique avec le monde des affaires et l’industrie, aussi bien les grandes entreprises que les PME. Elle se distingue nettement tant par la formation appliquée qu’elle dispense aux futurs ingénieurs que par ses activités de recherche, menées en collaboration avec et pour les entreprises.

L’ÉTS, grâce à son lien privilégié avec les entreprises, partage avec Charles Sirois une vision entrepreneuriale de la profession et de la recherche en ingénierie et c’est pourquoi son arrivée à la présidence du conseil d’administration réjouit toute notre communauté.

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February 12, 2021

“Montreal Company Looks To Skylark To Provide Timely Space Situational Awareness”

This article was published 02/12/2021 at
Defense Daily online https://www.defensedaily.com

In an article titled “Montreal Company Looks To Skylark To Provide Timely Space Situational Awareness” Defence Daily reporter Frank Wolfe interviewed NorthStar Earth & Space CEO and Co-Founder Stewart Bain, on NorthStar’s plans to launch the initial three satellites of NorthStar’s “Skylark” SSA constellation.

Of NorthStar’s Skylark constellation, Wolfe wrote, “Such a space-based tracking system could dramatically improve the tracking of space objects and the timeliness of such tracking in low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and geosynchronous orbit (GEO).”

Bain spoke of Skylark’s capabilities versus existing systems: “The military refers to it as near-synoptic coverage–near full coverage of space,” Bain said. “We’re not just looking at LEO, MEO or GEO, which is what the ground-based systems do. They see in one orbit or another. We can see all the orbits at the same time and monitor them together. That ability is unheard of. We spent a lot of time developing the algorithms to do it. It’s not in the hardware you do it. It’s in the software.”

The article reviews the significantly improved space surveillance capabilities of Lockheed Martin’s $1.6 billion Space Fence radar system, the primary ground-based space tracking system which achieved initial operational capability on March 27 last year. According to Bain, NorthStar’s Sylark SSA services will deliver a unique space-based perspective to complement and enhance SSA services delivered by Space Fence.

“You’ve got 73 trillion cubic miles of territory to cover between low-Earth orbit all the way up to GEO,” Bain said. “What you’re doing is looking at it through a ‘soda straw’ with current systems that either are telescopes pointing in GEO or LEO ground-based systems that can only see what’s directly above them. Nobody is giving you the perspective of space.”

The article references the scope of the space debris issue, with former Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett noting that that “space debris is really a danger to things like our GPS systems. We’ve got to replace those. We’ve got to minimize their vulnerability, and we have to have, as the Space Force will do, space capabilities that will deter others from doing damage to that system upon which so much depends.”

In the context of national defence and security, Bain spoke of NorthStar/Skylark SAA’s capability to comprehensively monitor space, detect events and potential threats. At the U.S. Space Command’s Commercial Sprint Advanced Concept Training exercise, which began in 2019, NorthStar Earth & Space “demonstrated we could pick up [nesting doll satellite] ‘spawning’ events 52 times faster than anybody else, 34 times more accurately,” Bain said.

“When you have superior situational awareness, the strategy of surprise attack is gone,” he said. “What’s happening now is people are getting away with stuff because you can’t see it.”

January 14, 2021

Coveo Appoints Brand and Experiential Marketing Leader, Sheila Morin, As Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Brand

January 14, 2021 | San Francisco, CA And Quebec City, QC

In addition to strengthening Coveo’s brand as an Applied AI leader, Morin will accelerate the company’s goal of helping businesses deliver on the promise of engaging, relevant experiences at scale

Coveo, maker of the leading relevance platform, today announced Sheila Morin as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Brand. She will play a crucial part in building a strong, distinct and meaningful brand with Relevance at its core. Her presence will help Coveo accelerate its growth as a global SaaS company powering relevant digital experiences for the world’s most innovative brands.

Morin brings extensive experience building iconic brands and being a thought leader and advocate for delivering on engaging experiences. Morin recently led Marketing Strategies, experiences and brands as CMO for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, where she helped deliver on worldwide brands management, fan engagement and loyalty, and advertising and content. She has also held brand and product innovation leadership roles at Loop Industries, Danone, Procter & Gamble, and L’Oreal.

“It’s an extraordinary opportunity to join a fast-growing innovator like Coveo. Businesses, both B2B and B2C, have come to recognize the criticality of engaging their customers with relevant digital experiences. Coveo’s platform is a game-changer for brands looking to make a lasting impact on their customer and employee experiences,” said Morin. “I am truly excited to join this great company. Together, we will build a powerful, memorable and meaningful brand to support Coveo’s phenomenal relevance platform.”

“I’m thrilled to have Shelia join the team,” said Michael Ni, Chief Growth Officer, Coveo. “Coveo has become a technology ‘Unicorn’ by powering the relevant experiences behind innovators like Salesforce, ADP, Rolex, and Marketo with AI-driven search, discovery, and personalization.Sheila’s background in generating outsized awareness and building great brands will be critical to drive awareness and evangelize that companies need to put relevance at the top of all engagements in order to compete in today’s digital economy.”

Morin will be based in Coveo’s Montréal office.

About Coveo

Relevance is what creates winners in digital experiences. Coveo is the world’s leading cloud-based relevance platform. Coveo is the intelligence layer that injects relevance into digital experiences, with applied AI-driven solutions spanning intelligent search through to solutions for ecommerce, service, and workplace.
Coveo has more than 1,500 successful implementations around the world, with clients including Tableau, Dell, Palo Alto, Xero and Motorola Solutions. Coveo is supported by a network of accredited global partners, integrators and alliances, including Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.

Stay up to date on the latest Coveo news and content by subscribing to the Coveo blog, and following Coveo on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

Diane Burley
Senior Director, Content & Communications
media@coveo.com
1 418-263-1111

December 8, 2020

CVTCORP unveils its brand new website!

Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada – December 8, 2020

CVTCORP, a leader in the design and development of continuously variable mechanical transmissions (mCVTs) for high-powered off-highway vehicles, is pleased to unveil its brand new website! This new website is part of the company’s growth plan; in fact, after several months of hard work on the development of its state-of-the-art production line, CVTCORP has officially begun mass production of its product, intended for the construction and agricultural markets. The strong demand for CVTCORP’s mCVT has encouraged the company to accelerate the deployment of its assembly line exponentially. The website has been completely redesigned to keep pace with the company’s progress.

‘’ I am so proud of all the work done and the progress made at CVTCORP over the last few years that we wanted to share it with you on the new website. The website is intended to be a gateway for our current and future clients, and we are extremely pleased to demonstrate it to them through this new platform,” said Daniel Girard, CEO of CVTCORP.

The new platform, in line with today’s trends, showcases all the details necessary to fully understand, among other things, the specialized expertise and products offered by the company, as well as its technology and its many benefits, all through engaging visual material. The company’s website better communicates mCVT’s competitive advantages and provides a better overview of the markets in which CVTCORP operates, including construction and agricultural vehicles, power generation and industrial applications.  The career page, for its part, has been completely redesigned to express to future candidates the unique opportunity of a career at CVTCORP. In short, a visit to the new site is a must!

CVTCORP’s new website was created by Optik Design Stratégies, a 360° agency located in Montreal, offering services in analysis and strategy, website and graphic design, SEO and deployment, as well as printing of all kinds.

About CVTCORP

Founded in 2001, CVTCORP is an international company specializing in mechanical continuously variable transmissions (mCVT). The company develops, manufactures, assembles and supplies CVTs for the construction and agricultural markets. The infinite number of ratios offered by the transmission makes the equipment more productive while consuming less fuel. In addition, the technology provides a cost-effective solution for vehicles and equipment equipped with its innovative products. A privately owned company, its head office is located near Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.cvtcorp.com.

For more details:
Caroline Mireault
Marketing Manager
cmireault@cvtcorp.com
450-922-2225

November 24, 2020

Canadian Space Agency Selects NORTHSTAR for Project Supporting the Conservation of Wetlands

CSA smartEarth Initiative fits with NorthStar’s overall program of technology for sustainability in Agriculture, Forestry and Energy

MONTREAL, CANADA, 24 November 2020 / The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced today that it has selected NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) as part of its smartEarth initiative for a project to advance the state-of-the-art multi-source data fusion and apply machine learning techniques to map Canada’s environmentally critical wetlands areas (wetlands project).

NorthStar will receive up to $300 000 from the smartEarth initiative, dedicated to the development of innovative satellite data solutions to help meet the needs of Canadians in their everyday lives. NorthStar airborne hyperspectral data acquired during summer 2019 and 2020, covering many sites of interest in Canada, will support the wetlands project and demonstrate NorthStar’s Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2) services capabilities.

“At a time of unprecedented climate change, NorthStar is proud to be working with the Canadian Space Agency on a project that will leverage Space-based Earth Observation and data fusion to support the conservation of wetlands, which are vital to animal species and plant life. Wetlands conservation is critical to mitigating the effects of Climate Change and protecting human beings from severe weather events such as floods. We look forward to working with the CSA.”
– Stewart Bain, CEO and co-founder, NorthStar Earth & Space

Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2) product development
NorthStar continues development of its Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2) services in collaboration with partners in the private, academic and government sectors.

Using proprietary and third-party data, NorthStar is developing solutions in a variety of Earth sectors including Agriculture, Forestry and Energy:

EI2 – Agriculture
NorthStar is leading a partnership with Canada-based horoma AI on the development of EI2 agriculture solutions. By using NorthStar’s AI, hyperspectral data and data fusion capabilities, this partnership will advance solutions for monitoring crop productivity and health in order to achieve high yields while adopting sustainable agriculture practices.

In line with its mission to empower humanity to preserve our planet, NorthStar and its partners are collaborating with Quebec farmers and agronomists from the outset in order to get practical insight and achieve actionable products that will make a difference for global agriculture and sustainable farming when deployed at scale. As part of this partnership, NorthStar will share information with farmers about their land to help them manage environmental stress and increase production yield.

EI2 – Forestry
To empower conservation and sustainable management of the world’s forests, NorthStar is leveraging its advanced platform, AI expertise, proprietary hyperspectral data and third-party data to develop EI2 solutions for mapping and monitoring the condition of forests.

The NorthStar platform will revolutionize forest management when deployed at scale. NorthStar hyperspectral data will enhance forest inventory, disease monitoring, and wildfire response management.

NorthStar is currently developing its EI2 solutions for mapping forest genus and species, and insect infestation with collaborators such as the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks of Quebec.

EI2 – Energy Infrastructure Monitoring 
To support safer and greener operations by the energy sector, NorthStar is developing EI2 solutions for monitoring risks to infrastructure integrity and methane leakage in partnership with leading operators.

Global Coverage Starting in 2024
NorthStar’s planned constellation of dual mission satellites gathering earth observation (EO) as well as Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data, will deliver services starting in 2024. To deliver these next generation solutions supporting the sustainability of our earth and space environment, NorthStar anticipates the creation of over 100 new jobs at its headquarters in Montreal over the next 2 years, mainly in the fields of aerospace engineering, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Starting in 2024 NorthStar will launch its constellation of satellites performing Earth observation (EO). These satellites will be equipped with Hyperspectral, Infrared and Optical sensors, which will operate continuously from space, imaging, digitizing, and analyzing the details of Earth’s ecosystems and surrounding orbit on a daily basis.

Transforming traditional Earth Observation into Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2), NorthStar’s system will be the first to analyze all matter on the surface of the Earth multiple times per day, delivering knowledge of the Earth at a level of precision, richness and timeliness never before available and to provide actionable information to end clients.

About NorthStar Earth & Space
NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (Canada), the Space Alliance of Europe (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio), KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.
The NorthStar Platform uses advanced big data analysis and AI based predictive analytics to deliver contextualized information solutions directly to end users in the private and public sectors, providing critical knowledge about Earth and its orbital environment.

For further information: media@northstar-data.com
Website: https://northstar-data.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSEarthandSpace

November 19, 2020

Stingray Group and dentsu Canada Announce Global Partnership

Montreal, November 19 2020 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, and world-class marketing and advertising network dentsu Canada, today announced that they have signed a three-year partnership of collaboration between the two organizations. Stingray will bring to dentsu priority access to their global music ecosystem while dentsu will contribute their deep expertise in media and access to their world-class client services and roster of premium clients.  Through this partnership, both parties will work together to bring further innovation to the areas of music and audio distribution, consulting services, and sponsorship all while enabling brands to better connect with passionate music audiences. Both companies believe strongly in the value that brands and music bring to one another, and will work collaboratively to harness the power of music for advertisers while creating long-lasting synergies that move the industry forward.

“How exciting to announce a global partnership between two companies that truly share the fundamental belief that brands can power premium content experiences,” said Ryan Fuss, Senior Vice-President, Global Media Solutions of Stingray. “We are thrilled to be partnering with dentsu, and look forward to collaborating with their impressive roster of agencies and clients over the next 3-years to deliver innovative branded content experiences to Stingray music fans around the world.”

“We are always proud to collaborate with strong brands,” added Kai Exos, CCO dentsu Entertainment. “The quality of Stingray’s content is positioned at the forefront of music and lifestyle. Our hope for the partnership is to promote access to new audiences with data and insights in a growth mindset.”

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio licenses, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. www.stingray.com

About dentsu international
Part of dentsu, dentsu international is made up of nine leadership brands – Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, dentsumcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Vizeum, Posterscope and supported by its specialist brands. Dentsu International helps clients to win, keep and grow their best customers and achieve meaningful progress for their businesses. With best-in-class services and solutions in media, CRM, and creative, dentsu international operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 48,000 dedicated specialists. www.dentsu.com

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For more information

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362
mpeloquin@stingray.com

Kate Dobrucki
VP, Communications
dentsu Canada
1 416 347 3059
Kate.dobrucki@dentsu.com

November 10, 2020

Michael Ni Joins Coveo as Chief Growth Officer as Company Sees Hypergrowth in AI Solutions for Search and Online Experience Relevance

Renowned global SaaS marketing executive to spearhead accelerated growth initiatives for global relevance platform SaaS leader

November 10, 2020 | San Francisco, CA And Quebec City, QC  | Coveo, the leading relevance platform for search, recommendations and personalization, today announced Michael Ni as its new Chief Growth Officer. Ni will oversee the marketing team and lead Coveo’s next stage of growth as a global SaaS company, reporting to CEO and Chairman Louis Têtu.

“Coveo is unequivocally the industry’s largest and fastest-growing global provider of cloud relevance platforms, and a leader in applied AI for the experience economy,” says Louis Têtu, CEO and Chairman. “We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Coveo team. With an exceptional background in SaaS growth and marketing, he brings the same kind of values and work ethic that built this great company. His presence affirms our resolution to continue our journey as a top decile, global SaaS leader.”

With over 20 years of experience driving enterprise software growth, Ni most recently served as Head of Global Marketing at FinancialForce. He previously held marketing leadership and product strategy roles at companies including RichRelevance, Intapp, Oracle and more. Ni holds degrees from MIT, Stanford and Harvard Business School.

“In a world where Netflix and Amazon have set the bar for relevant and engaging experiences,” said Ni, “companies large and small are struggling to find their own ways to embed intelligence and personalize increasingly complex journeys across Ecommerce and service, even as they empower their workforce to do more. Coveo is clearly leading the charge to ‘democratize’ the use of applied AI to help deliver the most personally relevant experiences, information and insight. I’m thrilled to join this team to help accelerate growth.”

About Coveo

Coveo enables enterprises to thrive in the experience age, through delivering unique experiences that are relevant, unified, and valuable. The Coveo Relevance platform uses AI, intelligent search and recommendation technologies to personalize millions of digital experiences for customers, partners, and employees, for many of the world’s most admired digital experience leaders. Coveo delivers solutions for Commerce, Service and the Workplace built on the Coveo Relevance platform, with Coveo-accredited SI partners globally, and through Alliances with Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore and more.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.Stay up to date on the latest Coveo news and content by subscribing to the Coveo blog, and following Coveo on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

Diane Burley
Senior Director, Content & Communications
media@coveo.com
1 418-263-1111