Jean-Francois Gagné

Jean-Francois Gagné

CEO, Element AI

Jean-Francois Gagné is the co-founder and CEO of Element AI, an applied AI research lab
creating new software solutions for organizations. A seasoned entrepreneur, he also founded
and successfully exited two companies in AI and Operations Research. As CEO of Planora, he led
the company efforts to bring to market a highly disruptive SaaS solution in the extremely
competitive Workforce Management space by combining an innovative blend of Machine
Learning, Operation Research and User Experience. He then went on to become the youngest
global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company, as CPO and CIO at JDA
Software, where he managed a portfolio of 100+ products and 1,400 developers in more than
20 offices worldwide. He has represented Canada as a Technology Investment Champion
Speaker for Global Affairs and has spoken at AI conferences for Top Level management.