Expertise Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Strategy
Hugues Foltz has been supporting companies in the development and execution of their digital transformation for more than 20 years. In 2018, he became co-owner and executive vice-president of Vooban, a firm recognized for its expertise in artificial intelligence and the development of custom software solutions.
He is recognized for his ability to tackle business issues and challenges, which allows him to offer pragmatic innovation roadmaps that have significant impact. In addition to overseeing growth strategy and business development at Vooban, Hugues Foltz is involved in several organizations that revolve around Quebec’s technology and AI ecosystem.
With over 100 conferences and training workshops, he has raised awareness and equipped thousands of managers across Quebec to help them succeed in their digital transformation. Hugues also writes for the newspaper Les Affaires. Each month, in his column L’intelligence artificielle, au-delà du buzzword, he informs and educate people about the power of AI and its ubiquity in the business world of today.
Before, Hugues spent almost two years as vice-president of professional services and innovation at Optel. He also founded Ellicom in 2002, which he managed for nearly 14 years. He surrounded himself with key players in the training and technology industries to make Ellicom the Canadian leader in online training. During his career, Hugues Foltz has also been part of various technological companies, whether as an investor, administrator, or mentor.
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Artificial intelligence - Jul 04, 2022
The Future of Our Planet in AI’s Hands
According to the Royal Bank of Canada, the country will need to spend nearly $2 trillion by 2050 to reach its carbon neutrality goal. This exorbitant amount, at a cost of $60 billion per year, will be divided among all of Canada’s economic actors in order to actively reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. However, businesses and consumers are the ones who will have to bear the brunt of this environmental debt.
Artificial intelligence - Jun 30, 2022
AI is a real solution to the labor shortage
As of August 2021, Statistics Canada reported 871,600 unfilled jobs, including 219,400 in Quebec. This worrying fact, exacerbated by two years of pandemic, is nothing new whatsoever. In fact, the labour shortage has been the main scourge of Quebec businesses for years and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Artificial intelligence - Jun 29, 2022
When Humans Reach Their Limit, Machines Can Take Over
Have you ever taken questionable business decisions because you weren’t able to predict all eventualities or consider all the options available? Have you ever been stuck with an excess of inventory that could have easily been prevented? Have you ever been caught off guard by production and management challenges that were too big or too complex?
Technology, Artificial intelligence - Jun 28, 2022
Facial recognition, friend or foe?
The holiday season that we have just gone through will certainly not have been easy. Indeed, the surge in coronavirus cases has forced many of us to reshuffle our plans, run to testing centres and question those around us about their every move.
Artificial intelligence - May 25, 2022
Vooban Launches a Solution to Automate Quality Control for Manufacturing Plants
Vooban’s mission has always been to use the latest technologies, artificial intelligence among others, to make companies more efficient and competitive. Driven by the desire to expand our AI service offering, we created a vision system, an AI inference platform intended for quality control processes. This solution will allow manufacturing companies to reduce their manual workload for some recurring and redundant tasks, which will address labor shortages.