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Cornerportal Inc

SCANZAI, by Cornerportal Inc., is a mobile location-aware solution providing simple intuitive physical asset centric workflow.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

SCANZAI is a mobile solution for in-the-field workflow and asset management. We cut costs by streamlining and automating asset-centric audit and compliance paperwork. We improve efficiency by pulling asset-relevant information to field workers and pushing asset issues to support crews. We even enable collaboration outside the enterprise on projects with co-mingled assets. Our target market is the oil service sector.


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    Mike Ayukawa

    Co-Founder of the company with ultimate responsibility for product development and operations. Extensive experience with: Tech Startups (Innovative Silicon, Chip Express, Spectrum Semi) and Technology Management (Agere, Lucent, Nortel, Mitel). Education: MaSc. (pending) Technology Innovation Management (Carleton), B.Sc. Eng. Physics (Queen’s).

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    John Redfern

    Co-Founder of the company with responsibility for commercial strategy. Founder and startup experience at: Digital Earth, Partminer Asia, Xylim & Common Data Access. Management experience as: President – IHS Energy, QC Data and AccuMap; and, Director - Amerada Hess. Education: B.Sc. Eng. Physics (Queen’s); LL.B. & B.C.L. (McGill); and, MBA (INSEAD).

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    Rob Podolski

    Senior development manager with broad industry experience. Energy-specific roles have included systems reviews and developments for IHS, Hess and a 35 company energy industry consortium. Has been involved in the Scanzai development team from inception. Education: Ph.D. (Applied Math), B.Sc. (Earth Science).

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    Robert Winsloe

    Broad energy service sector marketing and management experience. Former Managing Director – International and Senior VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing for IHS Energy (seven years), four years at Halliburton, seven years at Schlumberger, and seven years at IBM. Education: B. Sc.

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    Dan Gagliardi
    Advisor - Commercial Strategy

    Senior Partner, Epixus Inc. Co-Founder of Zeebu Mobile, Director of dna13, and Director of Zantaz (acquired by Autonomy). Ba.Sc. Engineering & Economics (University of Ottawa).

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    Mark Baker
    Advisor - Development Strategy

    Mark Baker (Dev Strategy) - Principal Architect at Zepheira. Developer of the first mobile java browser as CTO at Beduin Communications. Also worked at Sun, RIM, Day, Coactus, Smoke Labs & planQ. B.Sc in Mathematics & Engineering (Queen’s).

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    William H. Smith Q.C.
    Advisor - Legal

    During a 30 year career, Bill`s focus has been corporate finance and transactions. In addition to running his own private law practice, Bill is Vice Chair of Mosaic Capital, a private equity firm with an oil field services focus. Bill has been on the management team of 3 listed companies, and a director of 20 more, including a current directorship at Foundation CMG. Bill has also been Executive Director of the Alberta Securities Commission.


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    William H. Smith Q.C.
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