Robert Beauchemin is the President and CEO of eConcordia & KnowledgeOne. He leads a dedicated learning and technology expert team, which focuses on the execution, delivery and support of evolved, custom-built, intelligently designed and highly interactive training solutions for the higher education sector and new emerging markets.
Through his 30 years of professional experience in information technology, including the management of several large-scale computer solutions development projects, he acquired a strategic vision, as well as leadership, negotiation and change management skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
Before joining eConcordia & KnowledgeOne, Robert was vice-president of Knowledge Management and vice-president of the Global Training and Simulation Division for ten years at SNC-Lavalin.
In this role, he was responsible for ensuring that the division remained at the cutting edge of eLearning and simulation technologies and that the solutions offered to clients were delivered on time and budget with high levels of client satisfaction.
He was also the founding partner and vice-president of Devonyx Solutions Inc., acquired by SNC-Lavalin to become the Global Training and Simulation Division as well as the founding partner and vice-president of the software solutions company UniGlobal acquired by CGI, as well as founder and president of the training and multimedia consulting firm INTÉGRATION Inc.
Along with a master’s degree in media studies from Concordia, Beauchemin possesses a bachelor’s degree in communication from the Université de Montréal.
Robert is in demand as a lecturer and panellist in Canada and abroad. His seminars and workshops include topics such as “Disruptive Innovations in Higher Education,” and “Gamification of Learning: The Application of Game Design Elements to Learning Activities.”
He currently serves as director on the Board of l’Institut de la francophonie pour l'ingénierie de la connaissance (IFIC) for the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.
He also sits on the evaluation committee for grant applications submitted under the Digital Educational Call for Proposals, sponsored by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) and also sits on the governance and finance committees of the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education for the Campus numérique du Québec initiative.