Cofounder & Managing Director, SEED AI
Johan is a builder. He started his career in institutional asset management at BlackRock, before moving to the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (CDPQ). Fascinated by the quantitative aspects of finance, he switched his career towards artificial intelligence and joined CDPQ’s R&D team in AI.
More recently, anxious about the challenges linked to the democratization of artificial intelligence, he cofounded SEED AI with the aim of delivering the added value of AI to organizations of all sizes and maturities. Since then, he has helped organizations such as the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the Bank of Canada in their transformation. Johan is also a teacher at the Executive Education center of HEC Montreal, where he helps organizations to better use their data to generate value.
Johan is also invested in multiple charitable causes. He has built 2 international case competitions offering $100,000 of cash prizes annually, 2 non-for-profits to offer Pro Bono expertise in data science and various fields, and is implicated with the School for AI in Healthcare of the CHUM, the Foundation for the Children Hospital of Montreal and McGill University.