IIT / Reacts Mission and Vision

We want to facilitate remote collaboration, assessment, education, and care by helping people share information and knowledge in a secure, easy, meaningful and versatile way. Our mission is to enable you to collaborate through an innovative integrated platform that allows you to create a rich, virtual presence experience. Welcome to hyperpresence.

Measures of success

When enhancing the power of Reacts, we always focus relentlessly on ensuring that what you we create aligns with the following critical success factors (Reacts’ source of value):

  • Security
  • Ease of use / intuitiveness / high quality design and simple ergonomics
  • Efficiency and performance / Quality / Stability / Pertinence
  • Versatility / Richness of features / Innovation
  • Reliability / Consistency / Integration
  • Accessibility (virtual presence anytime, anywhere, with any device)

The people behind the platform

The people behind the platform

We’re a group of experienced, passionate developers and experts under the guidance of a team of innovative and visionary leaders who believe interactive audio-video collaboration and multimedia communications can be done better. We’re pushing the envelope to answer the needs of the general public and professionals around the world.

Creator and project director

Creator and
project leader

Yanick Beaulieu, MD, FRCPC

Yanick Beaulieu, MD, FRCPC

Chief Executive Officer and founder

Yanick is the founder of Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) and creator of the Reacts platform. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal, and a practicing cardiologist-echocardiographer and critical care physician. Yanick is a member of national and international guideline committees for bedside ultrasound in intensive care units, and has published many articles on the subject. In the ten years prior to focusing his creative and technological energy on the design and development of Reacts, Yanick founded ICCU Imaging and co-founded and co-invented Vimedix, a high-fidelity ultrasound simulator. He has been leading IIT’s team through the Reacts project since 2012.

Development team

Development team

Jonathan Proulx, B.Sc.

François-Xavier Brunet, B.F.A.

Chief Operating Officer

Frank has followed the path of his passions over the last 15 years, starting with his degree in Fine Arts. His major in Film animation led him to Flash and web development. After winning the 2006 ADISQ Site of the Year award he was put in charge of his agency’s creative direction and the management of more key projects, one of those projects was ICCU and another was to spearhead the brainstorming sessions that would define the technological underpinning of Vimedix. In 2009 his team received the Staples Canada Vendor award after increasing sales by over 300%. He has also managed software development projects for Mega Brands, CAE and Abbott.

Lineker Tomazeli, B. Eng.

Eugenio Andruskiewitsch

Chief Security Officer

Eugenio began his professional IT career in 1989 and has since become proficient in most major IT functions, including technical support, networking, systems management, database administration, programing, team leading, analysis and architecture. He has worked on systems for several different industry sectors, including stock markets, credit risk, tourism, air ticketing, e-commerce, warehousing, printing and healthcare. Eugenio is passionate about his work, dedicated and focused on optimization processes.

Pierre Teyssedre, M.S. C.S.

Paul Hatweek, BS. C.S.

Solutions Architect

Paul has been a Reacts pioneer from the start, having been involved in the conception and the implementation of most of the system’s major components. He is an electronics engineering graduate of the University of Damascus (Syria), holds a DEA in Artificial Intelligence Informatics from the University of Montpellier (France), and is a graduate of the Superior Computer Science Institute of Montreal in Computer Systems Intercommunications. He also has several important achievements to his name, including developing systems for cross-platform document management and for the detection of driver fatigue, amongst others.

Jonathan Proulx, B.Sc.

Jonathan Proulx, B.Sc.

Solutions Architect

Jonathan graduated from Sherbrooke University in software engineering and then spent over a decade progressing in the field of IP video management software before lending his skills to the Reacts team. His idea of a cool vacation is biking through Asia for months at a time.

Lineker Tomazeli, B. Eng.

Lineker Tomazeli, B. Eng.

Software Developer, SCRUM master

Originally from Brazil, Lineker graduated from McGill University in software engineering and spent the last seven years developing software architecture and mobile and web apps. He’s won the NSERC Industrial Undergraduate Research Award, and 1st Place at the Cassandra Big Data Hackathon. He loves to gain knowledge and share it with others, to solve interesting problems, and to surf. Lineker gets excited about new ideas and building apps that will change the world, which is what led him to join the Reacts team.

Pierre Teyssedre, M.S. C.S.

Pierre Teyssedre, M.S. C.S.

Software Developer

Pierre’s professional passion is developing apps for mobile devices. His Masters in Computer Science and years of trolling Android communities have provided him with unique skills that greatly compliment the team. When not at work or with family, his interests lean towards adventure/extreme sports, hunting and fishing.

Khrystyna Andrusiv, B.S. C.S.

Khrystyna Andrusiv, B.S. C.S.

Technical Support and Quality Assurance Specialist

Khrystyna loves to travel and to work with all kinds of people. These passions are what led her to a career in customer service, spanning over 10 years and 3 countries. Her persistence and desire to improve things then led her to Quality Assurance. She has Bachelor’s degrees in both Management and Computer Science. Khrystyna previously led a youth organization working with orphans and raising awareness about gender issues, violence and HIV/AIDS.

Patrice Scraire, B.Sc.

Patrice Scraire, B.Sc.

Software Developer, SCRUM master

Patrice obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from ÉTS. In recent years, he has used his development skills to design solutions that improve user experience. He specializes in .Net technology, and joined the Reacts team to take on new challenges. When he needs to get away from it all, he enjoys roller skating and reading detective novels.

Victor Briant, B.Sc.

Victor Briant, B.Sc.

Software Developer

Following his engineering degree in Healthcare IT from Grenoble Polytech, France, Victor pursued his passion for technological innovations in healthcare and mobile technologies through several Android and iOS development projects, which eventually led him to his present work with the Reacts development team. When not tweaking new features for the Reacts mobile application, he can be found traveling or playing music.

Juanyong Yang, B.Sc.

Juanyong Yang, B.Sc.

Software Developer

Following a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Hefei University of Technology, China, Juanyong gained nearly a decade’s experience in China and Canada, in a variety of assignments involving several programming languages and PACS/DICOM/UI development projects. When he’s not busy perfecting Reacts, he can usually be found hiking or cooking super spicy Sichuan cuisine.

Guillaume Pontbriand, B.Sc.

Guillaume Pontbriand, B.Sc.

Software Developer

Guillaume has two objectives in mind: producing quality software, and delivering it in a timely fashion. This led him to develop a keen interest in techniques such as Agile methodology, continuous integration, continuous delivery and test-driven development. Guillaume has been studying and working in the field of software development for over 8 years now. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Informatics from the University of Sherbrooke and an Industrial Computer Technology degree from Lionel-Groulx College.

Mike Donovan, B.Sc.

Mike Donovan, B.Sc.

Senior Software Developer, SCRUM master

Mike learned programming as a teenager at a time when most people didn't own a computer. By the time he attended McGill University, he was already working professionally as a developer. His first computer was an Apple II, and he's now putting all his knowledge of the Apple platforms to good use at IIT for the OS X and iOS versions of Reacts. Mike's career reflects his eclectic interests: he's worked in computational linguistics, ultrasound imagery, and video game development among others. His passions include English literature, horror movies, and creative writing. He currently gamemasters two tabletop RPG campaigns on Roll20 during weekends.

Leandro Freitas, M.Sc.

Leandro Freitas, M.Sc.

Software Developer

The former pro-soccer-player-that-almost-was, Leandro opted to pursue his other passion - computer sciences - through Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He has since worked on a variety of challenging projects, including a lawful interception system and digital TV middleware. He is now driven by the prospect of making a difference through his work on Reacts.

Mustapha Amchech

Mustapha Amchech

Senior Software Developer

Mustapha is a Senior Software developer graduated from Polytechnic School of Montreal in computer engineering. He specializes in designing and developing SaaS (Software as a service) solutions, focuses on Cloud compute platform to build scalable, performance and reliable computing services. Mustapha is a passionate designer and has extensive experiences on Microsoft technologies. During his 10 years of professional life, he’s faced multiple technical challenges and several project types that have given him rich experiences in designing innovative solutions to solve complex problems.

Nina Denisova

Nina Denisova

Senior Software Developer

Nina has come to realize how the puzzles that she enjoyed solving as a child helped develop her analytical skills and eventually led her to study Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence for aviation and space technologies at university in Moscow. She’s always enjoyed working on challenging projects with smart and passionate people. Working at IIT was then a natural fit, where she was attracted by the innovative and diverse nature of the Reacts platform, and the vitality and talent of the company and her team. Nina employs various technologies in her work and strives to adhere to the design and coding principle of “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

Frédéric Vaillancourt

Frédéric Vaillancourt

Software Developer

Frédéric’s deep passion for software development had him working on his own development projects long before graduating from Sherbrooke University. After graduation he spent nearly 15 years working in embedded software development and the public safety industry. He loves challenges that lead him to solve problems and learn something new.

Executive team

Executive team

Francine Collins

Francine Collins

Administrative Director

Following the Bourassa administration’s announcement of the James Bay hydroelectric development project, Francine acted as Deputy Secretary of the James Bay Development Corporation and the Municipality of James Bay. She subsequently worked at Ogilvy Renault for more than 25 years where she held a paralegal position in the insurance field for about 5 years, followed by 20 years as Executive Assistant to the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.

Aldous Vijh, MBA

Aldous Vijh, MBA

Business Support and Client Relations

Inquisitive by nature, Aldous has dedicated the last 15 years to developing innovative healthcare, web and professional services applications. Prior to joining IIT, he held various positions in marketing and business development with organizations ranging from small agencies to Fortune 500 companies, as well as advocacy groups such as the Canadian Medical Association. Along the way, Aldous has helped launch products and e-learning platforms, build brands, break a world record and develop a lot of cool stuff. He holds degrees in psychology and communications, and obtained his MBA from McGill University in 1999.

David Wells

David Wells

Chief Strategy Officer

David Wells has been a strategic leader in Canada’s fast-growing mobile communications industry since its very beginning, both in startup companies and at Canada’s largest telecom providers. David served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Human Resources in his time at Bell Mobility and its predecessor Bell Cellular, later becoming President and CEO of the Mobility Canada consortium. Recruited by wireless startup Clearnet Communications in 1996 as Executive VP, Corporate Services, David helped lead Clearnet’s introduction of national consumer mobile services (the most successful launch by a new wireless player in North America) until the company’s acquisition in 2000 by TELUS Corporation for $6.6 billion, the largest telecom transaction in Canadian history. After the successful integration of Clearnet and the launch of TELUS Mobility as a national wireless player, David was welcomed back to BCE and Bell Canada in 2008 as Executive VP, Corporate Services. He was key to Bell’s transformation into a customer-focused broadband competitor that has regained the lead in Canadian communications. At BCE, David also served as a Director of pension fund manager Bimcor and of Bell Aliant Regional Communications. Mr. Wells holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

François Veillet, MBA, CIM

François Veillet, MBA, CIM

Chairman of the Board

François Veillet has been involved in the launch and management of IIT since May 2013. François is also Senior Vice President, Private Wealth, at Fiera Capital since 2009. He has been in the investment business since 1984. He joined CIBC World Markets in 1993 as Managing Director responsible for money market and fixed income operations. In 2003, he was appointed Head of Capital Markets for the Quebec region. He coordinated operations involving currencies, derivatives, money market, fixed income, and the issuance of corporate and government debt. François graduated from HEC Montreal with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1982, and has since been dedicated to the community via his work on several foundations’ Boards of Directors and Executive Committees.

Alexandre Chassé, CPA, CA

Alexandre Chassé, CPA, CA

Financial Controller

Alexandre’s passion for financial analysis led him to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées in accounting at UQAM’s École des sciences de la gestion, followed by CA and CPA designations. He then worked for Deloitte (one of the Big 4) as an auditor on mandates in several fields, including healthcare, banking, real estate, manufacturing and non-profit. In his spare temps, Alexandre’s interests revolve around sports (esp. soccer and hockey), all things automotive and the stock market. His integrity and rigor make him a natural fit for the Reacts team.

David Bouchard

David Bouchard

Business Development Director

David has spent the last 15 years conquering new markets in several countries, including the United States, France and Switzerland, and introducing new technologies that improve both medical practices and healthcare services. After completing his M.Sc. degree in immunology in 1999, David successfully transitioned to the world of sales by joining Nextal Biotechnologies, where he grew the company’s sales, leading to its quick acquisition by life sciences industry leader Qiagen. His entrepreneurial spirit and result-driven thinking then led him to play leadership roles in various organizations in both the health IT and medical device industries. David now channels his passion for business and his appetite for high potential challenges into leading IIT’s business development efforts toward new summits. He is also a proud father of 3 and enjoys salmon fishing during his free time.

Our headquarters

Our headquarters

The IIT office is located in the multimedia district of Griffintown in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This area of the city is in full evervescence with multiple young and dynamic businesses focused on developing innovations and new technologies.

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