New tech hires: Benjio joins InVivo AI, CenTech tabs 3 EIRs, Breathe Life adds CCO

CenTech is adding three new entrepreneurs-in-resident (EIR). Meanwhile, InVivo AI is bringing on a well-known figure in the community as scientific advisor. Meanwhile, Breathe Life has found its new chief client officer.


InVivo AI adds Yoshua Benjio as Scientific Advisor

Yoshua Bengio, the noted University of Montreal professor and founder of MILA, the Montreal-based AI research institute, will support InVivo AI in ongoing research in data-efficient deep learning and generative drug design.

InVivo says it’s rethinking the way deep learning is performed in data-poor environments, particularly for drug discovery.

“Breakthroughs in techniques for generative modeling and low data learning will play an important role in the future of AI-driven drug discovery,” said Bengio. “We’re thrilled to see a young team out of the Mila ecosystem at the forefront of this field, and I look forward to supporting their future research in my role as scientific advisor.”

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CenTech adds three new EIRs

CenTech, the technology accelerator program of École de technologie supérieure (ETS), is adding three new EIRs to its team. The accelerator will add:

Daniel Drouet, an entrepreneur, investor and mentor;

Dominic Gagnon, the CEO of Connect&GO, a leader of smart wristbands with client such as the Superbowl and the Olympic Games;

Steve Arless, a Biomed entrepreneur and angel investor Steve Arless. Arless previously served as CEO for a number of companies, most notably CryoCath Technologies, Resonant Medical, and


Breathe Life hires Patrick Viau as chief client officer | Montreal tech hires

Breathe Life, an enterprise commerce platform for the insurance industry, helps carriers make it easier for people to buy insurance. This week the company hired Patrick Viau as its CCO.

“While we never could have predicted the impact that Covid-19 would have, it’s clear that Patrick joined us at exactly the right time,” wrote CEO Ian Jeffrey. “During this uncertain period, it is especially important that our clients get all of the support they need and that we find ways we can support the broader insurance industry.”

Viau has over 20 years of sales and customer success experience, 16 years of which were at Oracle. There, he filled many roles, from consulting, pre-sales to sales in Montreal, Boston, and NYC. After Oracle, Viau spent three years at SAP.

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