Edmonton, AB, June 3, 2021--AltaML, an applied AI studio for product innovation, is pleased to announce Ontario-based executive appointments to drive continued growth across North America.
Peter Barr will join AltaML as Chief Strategy Officer on June 4, 2021, following an illustrious 40-year career with Deloitte, including an executive position as National Managing Partner of Industry and Marketplace where he managed Deloitte’s industry strategy and marketplace program. Mr. Barr is based in Waterloo, where he is very active in its globally recognized innovation ecosystem, including serving as a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo. Mr Barr has deep qualifications in strategy, governance, innovation and audit and accounting to effectively guide AltaML through its growth phase.
“Peter’s demonstrated leadership will contribute significantly toward AltaML becoming a global leader in responsible AI,” said Nicole Janssen, Co-CEO of AltaML. “Peter is a strategic leader with a wealth of experience navigating complex environments, and we are thrilled to welcome him to AltaML’s C-suite.”
Rick Makos recently joined AltaML as Regional Director, North America East and Managing Director, Toronto, bringing over 35 years of experience in consultative sales, marketing, product development and professional services as well as extensive international experience. Mr. Makos is based in Toronto, and has deep qualifications in leading pre-IPO businesses and divisions within multinational corporations, as well as working with enterprise clients.
“AltaML established a Toronto office in 2020 and we are now doubling down on our eastern expansion,” said Nicole Janssen, Co-CEO of AltaML. “We are thrilled to welcome Rick, whose genuine talent for building organizations, developing software, and motivating teams ensures that we have the right person to not only build our Toronto presence but also drive our expansion throughout eastern North America.”
AltaML is an award-winning AI software company driven by a purpose to elevate human potential through applied AI. AltaML works with organizations as an invested partner, bringing its deep AI expertise together with partner domain expertise to create productivity-enhancing solutions to complex problems. AltaML’s customers are primarily enterprise-level organizations undergoing digital transformation and looking for predictive value from their data. In 2020, AltaML was named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50TM awards, was named a 2020 Responsible AI Award winner by AI Global, now the Responsible AI Institute, and was the winner of Start Alberta’s “Most Significant Cross-Community Collaboration of the Year” award for the AltaML Applied AI Lab. AltaML has offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.
For more information contact:
Claire Kay, External Relations Lead
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