Center of Excellence and Innovation
In response to the rapid evolution of geospatial technologies, the market landscape, and the needs of its clients’ industries, Korem has implemented a Center of Excellence and Innovation (CEI) based on its vast experience in the geospatial field.
The mission of the CEI is to contribute to the development and refinement of our technology and expertise, as well as the mastery our partners portfolios, all to accelerate the pace of our innovations and the go-to-market of bold solutions. The ultimate goal is to generate value for our customers, our employees, and our partners.
We firmly believe that technology and expertise cannot be dissociated from each other. Therefore, the CEI is both a center of excellence that supports employees in implementing and evolving best practices and an innovation center that allows experimentation in order to bring new offerings and solutions to geospatial technology consumers.
“By building a multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise that collaborates within the CEI, we are able to generate more value.”
–Jonathan Houde, VP Business Solutions and Technologies
The CEI’s role as a Center of Innovation (CoI) is to ensure that the company is constantly at the cutting edge of technology through business and technology intelligence, and to continually develop new and innovative solutions in response to market changes.
As a one-stop shop, Korem operates in very diverse technology ecosystems, not only from a large portfolio of products provided by various partners, but also through the technology stack of our offers, be it tools required for Data as a Service, Systems Integration, Managed Services, or customer technology ecosystems.
Market and technology watch help us anticipate future needs and drive innovation. Among these, we can consider geospatial pricing accuracy, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) for telecom, and telematics for insurance. We can also think about advanced site performance modeling using mobile footfall data for retail. These activities fuel our offerings, whether it’s strategic consulting, cloud-managed services, consideration of new data partners, or implementation of Data as a Service (DaaS) using new technology like Databricks.
“Innovation can occur anywhere, anytime, and from anyone, but to get the most value from it, it is essential to build a frame to align, test and deploy it.”
–Jimmy Duchesne, CEI Director
By being experts in our field of activity and by keeping abreast of trends in geospatial technologies, our target industries and our partners, we can prioritize work on certain innovations. Our market watch allows us to feed our consulting services and influence our partners’ strategic plans and roadmaps.
Korem’s experimentation and innovation poles are based on specific themes and aim at designing and implementing the technological components of our solutions. This is where the very first steps of our innovation occur, and where Korem aligns business intelligence data to prioritize proofs of concepts that will eventually become new Korem offerings or solutions.
These poles can also be seen as places where ideas are generated and where we quickly validate their value-creating potential. With the resulting new, tested and proven solutions, our clients can accelerate the time-to-value and reduce the risks associated with the integration and use of geospatial technology and data.
Our current innovation poles:
The Korem LAB enables us to open the doors of the CEI to our clients, who then have the opportunity to experiment and test the geospatial terrain before we engage in the development of their solution. For example, by building a proof of concept, we can efficiently confirm the feasibility of an experimental technology approach and the infrastructure requirements based on performance requirements, which greatly reduces our clients’ risk.