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A newly founded St. John’s-based information technology company has found a major provincial and national inter-disciplinary construction company to become an early adopter for its intelligent knowledge sharing solution.
totaliQ, founded in 2018, announced that it has begun an implementation project for the Cahill Group.
“Knowledge sharing and process improvements are crucial to be progressive and competitive,” Cahill’s Kevin Boudreau stated in a news release.
“Lessons learned can become just another database, even when they are properly documented. We’re looking forward to working with totaliQ to implement a technology solution that enables us to really learn from our experiences.”
Cahill joins specialty engineering company trajectorE and the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the Project Management Institute as customers.
The company’s cloud-based knowledge sharing solution platform, fuelled by robust artificial intelligence, allows colleagues in an office to share and leverage knowledge throughout their organization using an easy-to-use social media-style interface.
“Because we’re taking a social media style approach, when you see someone’s picture and their name, you’re connecting with the person behind the content as much as you are the content itself. Whereas a searchable lessons-learned database, maybe there’s a name of who put it in, but it’s more geared around the content itself,” totally CEO and fonder Andrew Sinclair told the Telegram last year.
“With a tool like this you get more of an inventory or you understand who you can connect with.”
Earlier this year, the company secured funding, largely through the federal government’s National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), to implement machine learning capabilities into its software to gain even more value from knowledge data. Other funders include the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries, and Mitacs.