LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership, technical and commercial expertise converge to deliver the IDEON vision.

GARY AGNEW

 CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Gary is a global executive, with 25+ years in the industrial/B2B markets, developing and commercializing innovative new products, services and solutions.

Gary is a visionary with strong operational credentials and a track record of building teams that deliver extraordinary results.

Most recently, Gary founded the Finning Digital division and scaled revenue to $500m in 3 years, delivering profitability in <24 months.

DOUG SCHOUTEN

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Doug is a global leader in muon tomography and one of the few people in the world with the expertise to turn muon research into industrial problems solved.

Doug holds a BSc. (Hons) in  physics and computer science from UBC, and a PhD in subatomic physics from SFU.

Doug also has extensive expertise in computer simulation, data analysis and statistical inference – including machine learning methods and detector physics.

GINA ARSENS

CFO

Gina, who holds CPA, CA, and CBV designations, joined Ideon after nearly 3 years as CFO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster.

Prior to that, she led the global finance team at Finning Digital, and served in leadership positions at Normac and Saab Technologies Ltd., among others.

Gina has been recognized by her peers as one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Finance.

KIM LAWRENCE

VP, TALENT & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Kim handles employee experience and culture, talent management, brand and customer experience, marketing, communications, government engagement, and community relations.

Kim holds a B.A (Hons) from Queen’s and a graduate diploma in Business Management (Asia-Pacific) from Capilano University.

Most recently, she served for 8 years as CMO at the University of Calgary, building a team that drove a double-digit increase in likelihood to recommend.

DAVID GIONET

DIRECTOR, PROJECT DELIVERY

David works with teams of technical and non-technical colleagues within and beyond Ideon to ensure delivery of major project and relationship outcomes critical to the company’s success.

David earned a Master of Management Sciences in Management of Technology from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill.

He worked at MDA for many years in a range of technical roles and leading business development activities for space-based Earth observation for international markets, including oil & gas and mining.

SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTS

Aligning strategy, people, processes, and technology.

Koos van Nieuwkoop

Research and Innovation Associate

Koos has a PhD in subatomic physics and honed his craft searching for and measuring the Higgs boson with the Large Hadron Collider.

Max Howarth

Director, Artificial Intelligence

Max leads the build-out of Ideon’s capabilities for multi-dataset analyses and machine learning, identifying opportunities and developing a commercial AI platform.

Ben Barbour

Mechanical Engineer

Ben is busy developing and testing the mechanic elements for our next-generation borehole sensor.

Kyle Patterson

Project Geophysicist

Kyle is helping bring our first field trials to fruition, undertaking modeling and survey design; actively managing field deployments, data acquisition, and processing; and delivering impactful customer outcomes.

Pedro Martinez

Software Developer

Pedro is focused on refining our code base and developing a robust user interface for our advanced subsurface discovery platform.

CULTURE

What we believe; how we work together.

VISION
Transforming subsurface discovery.™

MISSION
Deliver subsurface intelligence that accelerates the world’s transition to low-impact mining.

VALUES
These values represent the beliefs, philosophies, and principles that drive our business. They describe what we stand for, shape our behaviour, and inform our decisions. We use them to determine if we are on the right path to fulfilling our ambitious goals without compromising what’s important to us.

  • Driven by industry, informed by science
    We solve industry problems with scientific rigour: listening carefully, analyzing the data, and developing solutions that our clients – and the planet – cannot live without.
  • Inspired to create, wired to deliver
    We’re imaginative, creating new possibilities and embracing the diversity of thought and experience within our team to move with urgency, learn from our failures, and execute masterfully.
  • Unified as a team, personally accountable
    We have each other’s backs and operate with integrity, respect, and empathy. Success depends on leaving egos at the door, celebrating our differences, delivering promises, and owning the outcome together.
  • Boldly ambitious, exceptionally human
    We think big and have the courage to blaze new trails. We’re in this business to win, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on doing the right thing for our people, our clients, and our world.

CAREERS

Help shape a Canadian innovation story.

By joining Ideon’s visionary team, you will realize a tremendous opportunity for professional growth to build a successful career. We believe in inventive thinking, continuous learning, and providing a leading-edge environment where individual skills and attributes are valued.

We are always looking for talented individuals. Even if you do not see a current job opening that matches your skill set, please send us your resume anyway.  Please submit your resume and cover letter articulating your interest in Ideon to hr@ideon.ai