Our team

Dominique Duchesne

Dominique duchesne, m.eng., p.eng., C.dir. - CEO, POSITIVE DEGREE

Dominique Duchesne holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from the University of Ottawa. Since 2020, he has also been a Certified Director. Accumulating numerous experiences in the field of business project execution since 1990, he is a sought-after business strategy advisor. During his career, he was also co-owner of seven SMEs specializing in consulting services, technology and real estate. In 2018, Dominique co-founded Positive Degree in order to increase edge computing capacities worldwide, while reducing its environmental impact.

Simon Duchesne, Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Dir.

SIMON duchesne, ph.d., p.eng., c.dir. - CHIEF R&D OFFICER, POSITIVE DEGREE

Simon Duchesne holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Master's degree in Medical Physics and a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University, and is a Certified Director since 2021. After a post-doctoral internship in France, he joined Laval University where he is now a Full Professor in the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and Assistant Director of the Research Center on Big Data. An accomplished academic researcher, his expertise is firmly rooted in data science and artificial intelligence, fields in which he has been navigating for more than 20 years. Simon participated in the implementation of several computing and data warehousing infrastructures and co-founded two start-ups before starting Positive Degree. It is in the shower, rather than the Archimedean bath, where Simon had his Eureka moment, and saw the untapped potential for delivering significant computing capacity at the edge with minimal environmental impact.

Christophe Duchesne, B.Eng.

Christophe duchesne, B.Eng. - full stack developer, positive degree

Christopher Duchesne is a skilled engineer at Positive Degree who consistently delivers innovative solutions that exceed client expectations. He has a deep understanding of technology due to his education at École de Technologie Supérieure and years of dedication to honing his skills. Christopher's commitment, passion, work ethic, ingenuity and attention to detail make him an invaluable asset to the company and the industry.

Our Advisors

Pierre Saint-Aubin

Pierre saint-aubin, saint-aubin conseil stratégique

Pierre Saint-Aubin is a strategic advisor and co-founder of Alliance Magnesium. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in business administration, he spent several years in the financial sector before co-founding Alliance Magnesium. His expertise in finance, business strategy and entrepreneurship has played a crucial role in the growth and success of the company. Pierre was instrumental in the development of the business plan, fundraising and strategic partnerships that allowed Alliance Magnesium to become a leading player in its industry. His passion for innovation and sustainable development has been a driving force in the development of the company’s technology and processes. Pierre is a respected figure in Quebec’s business community and has served on the board of several high-profile organizations. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication to long-term, environmentally-friendly solutions that benefit both businesses and the community.