Intellitix has been recognized within the Fast Company’s annual ranking of The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Live Events.
The Montreal-based company was the lone Canadian on the list, which includes heavyweights such as Snapchat and SXSW.
“A central ethos to innovate drives our daily strategies and activities, as Intellitix continues to enhance live event experiences with cutting-edge technology and solutions,” said Serge Grimaux, CEO of Intellitix. “Being included alongside the most forward thinking businesses on the planet is a truly meaningful achievement.”
Intellitix provides RFID technology for live events. “Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is a standard tool of the Internet of Things age, but Intellitix is making it a must-have tool for live events as well,” writes Fast Company. “The first cash-free festivals in America (Mysteryland), Canada (Digital Dreams) and the Czech Republic (Majales) all happened in 2014, using Intellitix’s technology. The technology also checks people in at certain checkpoints throughout the festival, which can be used as social media check-ins, connecting huge groups of people.”
“I created Intellitix with a mission to change the live entertainment landscape for the better, which includes developing greater efficiencies and improving patron experiences,” said Grimaux. “I have worked in the entertainment world all my life, so it’s thrilling to know the company is recognized for being at the forefront of revolutionizing the way we interact and connect at live events.”
Also of Montreal, Frank & Oak was named one of the world’s most innovative retail companies this year. Fast Company ranked the Canadian startup in its top 10 list among the likes of Warby Parker, Alibaba, and Pinterest.
Hicham Ratnani, the CTO and co-founder of Frank & Oak, is speaking at the Dx3 conference in Toronto next month. His talk, “How Star Companies are Redefining Ecommerce in Canada,” will address Frank & Oak’s omni-channel approach.
Instacart, with Canadian roots, was also named to the list. Forbes recently ranked Instacart as “America’s most promising company.”