About Us

Our vision – Enabling every company with simple, cost effective and turn key solutions for hybrid analytics and AI

Our DNA

Mind in a Box is born from a desire to facilitate and democratize analytics and AI to help organizations of all types and sizes, including small and medium businesses as well as public services. We believe in the mass adoption of easy to use, cost efficient and pre-optimized solutions to tackle Society’s greatest challenges such as limited resources, security needs, environmental concerns…

Therefore, Mind in a Box is set on playing its part in providing such solutions and easing their adoption. We help you turn your data into insights, secure and improve your infrastructure, and we bring you the best and the newest endpoint practices including Edge Computing and IoT.

Our team is on a mission to get the most beneficial and practical solutions for your budget, however large or small.

Meet our team

André Poirier

President

Visionary entrepreneur, André has more than 30 years of experience in the launch and management of information technology and communications companies (ICT). André strongly believes in the power of knowledge. In his desire to empower mid-market businesses with the best innovations, he strongly promote creativity and initiatives.

Jérémie Farret

Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Technology Officer

INSA Computer Science Engineer, Jérémie is specialized in complex computing and simulation architectures. He is a recognised expert in parallel, high performance, and real-time computing as well as visual simulation and 3D physics. Jérémie is also a Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) accredited evaluator & specialist for Grands Prix de la Qualité du Québec (since 2012) and an official member of the ISO/TC 261 (3D Printing) Canadian delegation and ASTM F42 (3D Printing) Executive Committee Secretary.

François Monette

Chief Operating Officer

With a bachelor’s degree in business administration (B.A.A.) and a certification as a Project Management Professional, François’ career has included enriching experiences from cofounding startups to managerial roles in multinational enterprises like Ericsson, Autodesk and Cirque du Soleil, in domains ranging from high-end visualisation/media and entertainment to real estate and IT. In the last ten years, he has focused on technological innovation development and commercialisation in the IT industry.

Valentin dubuc

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Valentin Dubuc has been working in the technology and business world since a young age. An American and French citizen, he first completed a Bachelor of International Business Administration (BBA) at FIU in Florida, before pursuing a Master’s degree in Management (M. Sc.) at HEC Montreal. Certified in AI and Tech Entrepreneurship by Harvard and MIT respectively, and accredited in sales by Splunk and Centreon, Valentin is driven by a strong desire to bring the Mind in a Box ™ solution to his adopted country.

Elham Soleymani

AI and Automation Technical Coordinator

Elham is a true AI passionate! Holder of a PhD in Computer Science, she defines herself as a lifelong learner in AI, Data Science and Machine learning. Over the last decade Elham has contributed to several research projects on various subjects including computer vision, natural language processing, supervised learning in real-world applications, unsupervised learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning. As AI and Automation technical coordinator, Elham leads a team of AI experts on projects that are helping customers leverage AI to enhance their operations’ efficiency.

Patrick Leboeuf

System Architect

As a senior system architect, Patrick is responsible for the Mind in a Box's evolution, and its deployment at the clients. Patrick has been working on about every possible OS since the early 2000s. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, he is the mastermind being the hardware conception of the Mind in a Box: from its CAD design to the component implementation. Certified by Splunk as a Power User and as a Sales Engineer, he has a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between the hardware and the software layers, while being a strong believer of the security by design paradigm.

André Poirier

President

Visionary entrepreneur, André has more than 30 years of experience in the launch and management of information technology and communications companies (ICT). André strongly believes in the power of knowledge. In his desire to empower mid-market businesses with the best innovations, he strongly promote creativity and initiatives.

Jérémie Farret

Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Technology Officer

INSA Computer Science Engineer, Jérémie is specialized in complex computing and simulation architectures. He is a recognised expert in parallel, high performance, and real-time computing as well as visual simulation and 3D physics. Jérémie is also a Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) accredited evaluator & specialist for Grands Prix de la Qualité du Québec (since 2012) and an official member of the ISO/TC 261 (3D Printing) Canadian delegation and ASTM F42 (3D Printing) Executive Committee Secretary.

François Monette

Chief Operating Officer

With a bachelor’s degree in business administration (B.A.A.) and a certification as a Project Management Professional, François’ career has included enriching experiences from cofounding startups to managerial roles in multinational enterprises like Ericsson, Autodesk and Cirque du Soleil, in domains ranging from high-end media and entertainment to real estate and IT. In the last ten years, he has focused on technological innovation development and commercialisation in the IT industry.

Valentin Dubuc

Director of Business Development
and Partnerships

Valentin Dubuc has been working in the technology and business world since a young age. An American and French citizen, he first completed a Bachelor of International Business Administration (BBA) at FIU in Florida, before pursuing a Master’s degree in Management (M. Sc.) at HEC Montreal. Certified in AI and Tech Entrepreneurship by Harvard and MIT respectively, and accredited in sales by Splunk and Centreon, Valentin is driven by a strong desire to bring the Mind in a Box ™ solution to his adopted country.

Elham Soleymani

AI and Automation Technical Coordinator

Elham is a true AI passionate! Holder of a PhD in Computer Science, she defines herself as a lifelong learner in AI, Data Science and Machine learning. Over the last decade Elham has contributed to several research projects on various subjects including computer vision, natural language processing, supervised learning in real-world applications, unsupervised learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning. As AI and Automation technical coordinator, Elham leads a team of AI experts on projects that are helping customers leverage AI to enhance their operations’ efficiency.

Patrick Leboeuf

System Architect

As a senior system architect, Patrick is responsible for the Mind in a Box's evolution, and its deployment at the clients. Patrick has been working on about every possible OS since the early 2000s. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, he is the mastermind being the hardware conception of the Mind in a Box: from its CAD design to the component implementation. Certified by Splunk as a Power User and as a Sales Engineer, he has a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between the hardware and the software layers, while being a strong believer of the security by design paradigm.

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