VANCOUVER, BC, October 6, 2021 / CNW / – Minerva Intelligence Inc. (TSXV: MVAI) (“Minerva” or the “Company”), an artificial intelligence software company focused on building decision support tools for climate risk, mining exploration and mining, is pleased to announce the following changes and additions to the Company’s management team.
Jake mcgregor, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Minerva, has been promoted to President of Minerva. Mr. McGregor has been with Minerva since its inception. Having a background in both business and geographic sciences, he plays an important role in strategic decision-making regarding the administration of Minerva as well as the development of its technology. Jake will continue to lead the growth of a team and culture capable of delivering cutting edge technology. Jake is the representative of Minerva members to the Open Geospatial Consortium and represents the interests of Minerva on the Standards Council of Canada and the International Organization for Standardization.
Sharon lam has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Lam was previously Section Head of the Geospatial Department at Minerva, which will be part of the software team. Prior to Minerva, Sharon held various application development and process management roles, ranging from enterprise mapping solutions for the telecommunications industry to ERP systems for a local manufacturing company. Sharon’s role continues to lead the development and management of web mapping applications to effectively communicate the results of Minerva’s AI technology, while taking on more day-to-day management responsibilities. His background in map visualization and change management contributed to the successful launch of Minerva’s geospatial environment, including Minerva’s Sea to Sky Hazard Map and GAIA Flood Hazard Map, hazard maps powered by publicly available AI from Minerva.
Chris Ahern has been appointed Chief Technology Officer of Minerva, replacing Clinton smith. Mr. Ahern is a software engineer with 25 years of experience ranging from administration of Unix and Windows back-end servers and databases, to front-end web development. After graduating from the University of Natal, South Africa, he started his career in the telecommunications industry, first at Telkom South Africa and later at MTN, a large mobile operator in South Africa. After moving to Vancouver, he worked in a small consulting firm installing and configuring wholesale billing solutions for various telecom companies around the world until he joined Georeference Online Ltd (GOL) in 2007. At GOL, He was intimately involved in the development of the company’s AI software, as well as as the product manager of its cloud-based exploration logistics management system, CampControl. Chris leads our software development team and has overseen the implementation and deployment of all of our products at Minerva.
Finally, Mr. Clinton smith, one of the founders of Minerva Intelligence has accepted an advisory role with the company.
“The promotion of Jake, Sharon and Chris says a lot about the bench strength we have developed at Minerva, and I have no doubts that they will play a pivotal role in bringing Minerva to the next step in commercializing its Climate Risk technology. “, said Scott tillman, CEO of Minerva Intelligence.
About Minerva Intelligence Inc.
Minerva Intelligence Inc. is a software development company based in Vancouver, Canada, with a subsidiary in Darmstadt, Germany. Their proprietary technology enables organizations to make defensible decisions in the face of climate change.
Although Minerva’s applications focus on finding critical metals and assessing physical climate risk, their technology has applications in a variety of industries and fields.
Minerva’s common shares are currently listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol MVAI). For more details, please see their website www.minervaintelligence.com or follow Minerva on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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