Michel Zgarka - President
Michel Zgarka is an experienced executive with a successful career of over 35 years in the productions, communications, marketing, financial engineering and business development fields. He is a highly skilled in strategic and creative planning, marketing and personnel management for the media industry. Mr. Zgarka has produced, directed and distributed numerous film and television productions for the international marketplace, including “GUMMYBAR” which garnered over 6 billion views on You Tube.. He has been a guest speaker at over 50 international entertainment industries events as well as the Delegate general of the Montreal Israeli Film Festival whose celebrating its 13th year anniversary in 2018. He is persuasive and possesses excellent communication skills that help build strong relationships. He is a rigorous and creative strategist with a proven track record of achieving and surpassing corporate objectives.
Jorge Diaz - SVP Business Development
Mr. Diaz has an MBA in Financial Engineering. Jorge has over 25 years experience as Financial Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he developed activities in structuring investment portfolios, evaluation of investment projects, valuation of derivative instruments and securities. Jorge has participated in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation, due diligence and compliance, business acquisitions and asset management projects in USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Dan Brisson - CTO
Dan Brisson’s successful, 30-plus-year career in technology product development spanning senior and
executive roles in global corporations, startups and reboots. As CTO at Hitlab, Dan brings a wealth of expertise in product development as well as long-term research and development, as well as specialized experience conducting deep analysis with background in (AI/ML) Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and developing complex mission-critical systems architecture. Dan has always taken a hands-on approach as a passionate software & technology developer from the 1980’s until today.
Dan has formerly served as Founder and CEO of MobilityGo Inc., a mobile technology company; most
recently as CTO role to “reboot” industrialize a startup from prototype to production; CTO and Research
Director of Mecanica Solutions Inc., an international PLM technology company within Aerospace and
Automotive engineering; and CEO of TechnoCandy Corporation, an online technology company back in
1998. His experience in both research and development and executive roles makes him an invaluable
Christian Roberge - VP Technology
Christian Roberge is a specialist in signal processing. He holds a PhD in image processing: three-dimensional scene recognition, a master of speech recognition and a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in multiple software applications using his signal processing knowledge. He worked in robotic vision in industrial welding environment and in image processing for many different satellites. He worked in classification of forestry images and in the health field for mammography analysis and for retinal disease.
Charbel Khawand - Software Development Consultant
After earning a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Charbel has been working in the software industry as a Software Engineer and Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience in software development, including desktop, web and mobile applications. Charbel is also experienced in client servicing and bid submissions. Over the years Charbel mastered several project management techniques and acquired the PMP and the Scrum Master certificates. Charbel Supervises full development lifecycles and manages the technical development.
Chloe Bertrand - U+IX Design
Chloé Bertrand is an interaction designer and a digital creative. She has more than 15 years of experience working on interactive media projects. She specializes in the entertainment and cultural field; on her book, many convergent and transmedia projects associated to television, cinema and exhibition space. She touches web, application and game design as well on the side of user experience as interface design.
Jean-Sébastien Dussault - Brand and UX design
Jean-Sébastien has professionally been in digital content creation and multimedia industry since 1991. Coming from urbanist and architectural experiences, working on the creation of the “new Forum” (now Centre Bell) in Montréal and the Bois-Franc residential project in Ville Saint-Laurent for Daniel Arbour & associés, he joined Montreal’s Architectes Legault-Larue and their Atelier d’Architecture Imagine as programmer, 3D modeler and animator for the award-winning project Villes Virtuelles which created the first scale-accurate 3D city computer model for Montréal’s Downtown and London’s City area, developing new ways to accelerate city regulations acceptance for city planning and new construction projects.
JS' professional path turned towards graphic design and new media, working on several branding, multimedia, 3D animation and television productions. Projects and clients included the Cité du multimédia for the Groupe Vaugeois and the Quebec government, 3D lighting simulations for Société de transport de Montréal, Opening credits for tv productions, and animation for Juste pour Rire / Just for Laugh. These days, he is pushing the use of design process in User experience, brand creation and management, and marketing strategies.