Toronto, Canada
Shelley Fraser
Which of the following best describes your company?
Large, primarily Canadian, company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Software
  • Systems Integration
  • Consulting/IT Services
  • Other

If other, please specify
Lixar is an AI and Data-Driven Software Solutions Company

Area of Specialization
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data (Data Governance/Data Science & Analytics)
  • Cloud/Infrastructure
  • Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
  • Data Storage Encryption Technology
  • Fintech
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mobile
  • SaaS (software as a service)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

If other, please specify

Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Yes, in the Summer

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
Lixar is an AI and Data-Driven Software solutions company. Built on 20 years of application development for telecommunications, transportation and other enterprise-scale companies who required connected technology services (connecting mobile, data, IoT and cloud). Today, Lixar focuses on helping clients and businesses through their digital transformation journey. Lixar delivers AI and Data-driven solutions and modern data platforms using machine learning, natural language processing and more. An AI and Data-driven lens is applied to all solutions; moving clients forward regardless of where they are in their tech maturity stage so that they can be more efficient with existing resources, operate with more insight, and be more responsive and adaptive to the world's changing conditions. Lixar offers a light-weight, elastic and flexible modern data platform called HeroPath that is built for today yet scalable for tomorrow; delivering practical, actionable AI and Data-driven results. Ingest what you need; store, transform, test and model for tomorrow; and engage through data visualization tools such as Power BI. Lixar is an OctoGold (8x) Microsoft Gold recipient and winner of the 2019 Ai Innovation Award. Lixar is Fueled by BDO and a proud member of the BDO family.

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
1. Helping to modernize Canadian business through HeroPath. Digitally transforming business will help them adapt to today's challenges and pandemic realities. If they aren't digitally enabled, they will be left behind.
2. Data and AI services can be applied to many facets of the government: automation, assisted decision making, supply chain impacts, asset optimization, and what-if scenarios, etc. Any department can utilize the increased volume of information at their fingertips to solve their business and operational challenges. The outcome: better decisions. Moving from a reactive to a proactive state from diagnostic analytics to predictive modelling and ultimately, prescriptive modelling is the goal. This shift will offer the government higher value and confidence in decision making, faster response to citizens. The workforce will be able to do more with existing resources. This is arguably a necessary outcome for all departments at this time. 

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
Use Data and AI to understand Supply chain Impacts - Verify with Blockchain
Manufacturing dependance and 'what if' scenarios through Data and AI Modelling
Asset Optimization - Intelligence to get the most out of every asset. Every penny counts.
Digitally enabled services for multiple departments (Cloud Enabled, Data Visualization, Risk Mitigation, Search Recommendation Engines, etc)
Accelerated digital business recovery through HeroPath Modern Data Platform (Small and Med)
Connected services for citizens and government for more insight and relevant information in real-time

Do you have any final reflections or comments?
For the government to pivot and adapt to COVID, more insight will be required. Companies like Lixar have the expertise to move the needle forward quickly with a can-do approach and creative and innovative mindset.