In 18 years as President and CEO of ID Fusion,
Christian Dandeneau has guided the company’s software
development and consulting projects with partners
Robert and Daniel Piché. Together they’ve built one
of the most durable and respected IT companies in
Manitoba, developing integrated solutions for clients
around the globe. Dedicated to building
thriving communities as well as businesses, Christian
values ID Fusion’s identity as an Aboriginal/Metis
company, actively seeking opportunities to encourage
Aboriginal youth to pursue careers in the IT sector.
Through his involvement with the Information and
Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba
(ICTAM), he has participated on committees working
to develop career path opportunities for youth and
a pilot diploma project for Aboriginal students at
the University of Winnipeg.
Robert is a Vice-President at Exchange Income Corporation,
a diversified, acquisition-oriented corporation
focused on opportunities in aerospace and aviation
services and equipment, and manufacturing.
Robert has significant experience in the transformation
of companies by focusing on areas of budgeting,
financial planning, strategy, corporate development
and acquisitions. Robert also has significant experience
managing and building cross-functional business
relationships both inside and outside organizations.
Peter is a cofounding principal of CAVita and has
over 30 years of experience in transportation research
and innovation, and the application of R&D. Dr.
Sweatman is a past chairman of the board of ITS
America, and also served as founding chair of the
ITS America Leadership Circle. He served on the U.S.
Department of Transport’s ITS Advisory Committee,
as well as a number of roles with the Society of
Automotive Engineers. At Transportation Research
Board, he chaired the recent EU-US Symposium Towards
Road Transport Automation, and served on the Committee
on National Research Frameworks: Application to
Transportation. He is currently working with the
industrial consortium Together for Safer Roads. He
served as director of the University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) from 2004
to 2015, and founded Mcity in 2013 and was its director
until January 2016. He is currently co-chair of the
National Academies/TRB Forum Preparing for Automated
Vehicles and Shared Mobility..
and R&D Award
2nd Place - TRB Six Minute Pitch Contest
Featured in Winnipeg’s
selection as a Top 7
Awarded pre-approved innovation status by Public
Best Application of a New Data Source
1st Place - Green Dragon’s Lair Pitch Contest
Providing safe and seamless mobility at railroad crossings