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C2RO NEWS | C2RO is proud to welcome Dr. Francois Magnan as their new VP of Engineering

C2RO Inc., a recognized innovator in the field of machine vision AI, today announced the appointment of Dr. Francois Magnan as the company’s new Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Magnan brings a 25-year track record of innovation leadership to the C2RO executive team.

“Francois brings an impressive engineering and leadership skill set to his new role at C2RO,” says Riccardo Badalone, President and CEO of C2RO. “His passion for software engineering and innovation will be instrumental as we continue to push boundaries with our machine vision AI platforms. Francois has the vision and expertise to lead our team of highly-skilled researchers and engineers as we continue to break new ground in the field of GDPR compliant physical analysis systems.”

Throughout his 25-year career, Dr. Magnan has been at the forefront of software engineering in both academia and industry. As an Associate Professor at UQAM, he led several large research initiatives such as the LORNET project and the development of the TELOS operating system. As an entrepreneur, he was the Founder and CEO of CDS Systems which pioneered several process management platforms leveraging Semantec Web and Ontology-driven techniques. As Chief Architect at the National Bank of Canada, he architected and spearheaded the delivery of a groundbreaking real-time data streaming platform that paved the way for mobile banking and fundamentally transformed the National Bank’s ability to scale and deliver real-time banking services across their growing mobile customer base. Dr. Magnan obtained his Ph.D. in Categorical Logic Theory at the University of Montreal.

“Software systems engineering is an art, and my goal is to build on an already strong culture to elevate the team to its full potential,” says Dr. Magnan. “What really sets the company apart from other opportunities in this growing space is their genuine commitment to combine innovation with compliance to the new privacy laws. I’m very excited to join the team and contribute to C2RO’s continuing success.”

About C2RO (

C2RO™ is a leading provider of cutting-edge privacy-aware AI video analytics for physical spaces using proprietary edge-cloud AI and computer vision technologies.

The C2RO™ biometric-free solutions are built for scale and reuse existing surveillance cameras while being compliant with the most restrictive data privacy regulations in the world such as GDPR.

C2RO PERCEIVE™ is enabling data-driven decision-making, optimization of operations, and transformation of physical facilities into safe, engaging, and immersive environments for visitors. C2RO™ was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, a global hub for Artificial Intelligence. C2RO™ was listed as the 2020s most pioneering AI video-analytics solution by Corporate Vision and one of the most trusted retail technology providers in the world by CIO Techie magazine.


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