February 27, 2019 – OTTAWA, ONTARIO
Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (“Converge” or “the Company”) (TSXV:CTS) today announced that Northern Micro, Inc., a Converge Company, has been recognized as a qualified supplier of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions to the Government of Canada under solicitation number EN578-180001/A. Under this new source list, Northern Micro is affirmed as a pre-qualified supplier to develop, test, and iterate on AI solutions out of a select group of companies for the Government of Canada.
The Government of Canada established an AI supplier framework distinguishing between three different bands contingent on the ability of a company to deliver solutions, platforms and frameworks. The varying levels of bands confirm the value of work that can be awarded to the selected companies. Northern Micro was categorized as a Band Three supplier allowing for work up to $9 million before taxes. To qualify for the top tier of Band Three, a company must successfully deliver at least five AI projects, with this category including companies such as Amazon Web Services, IBM and Accenture.
“Northern Micro is excited for the opportunity to support our public sector customers on their path toward Digital Government. Our proven experience developing tangible cognitive solutions coupled with our expertise in outcome-specific public and private cloud infrastructure and edge computing provides a truly unique skill set to draw from,” said Emily Martin, Vice-President of Sales & Enterprise Technology at Northern Micro. “As a Canadian company, we are proud to be on such an innovative source list and to be part of the AI ecosystem.”
“This recognition of Northern Micro as an AI supplier is a large step forward for the future of Northern Micro and the Converge family,” said Shaun Maine, CEO of Converge. “This announcement is a validation of the accelerated organic growth component of our acquisition strategy proving our ability to add value at scale through cross selling synergies and expertise.”
With this modern procurement framework, agencies and departments are now able to benefit from AI outcomes under three main categories: Insights and predictive modelling, machine interactions, and cognitive automation. These AI solutions will help the Government of Canada achieve its vision of delivering digital government services to all Canadians while furthering efforts towards procurement and public service workforce modernization.
About Northern Micro
Northern Micro is Ottawa’s premier provider of Information Technology solutions – from client devices like notebooks and desktops to data center and cloud infrastructure. Northern Micro combines highly trained experts and focused partnerships with the biggest names in the industry to create IT solutions that solve unique business challenges. To learn more about Northern Micro, visit www.northernmicro.com
About Converge Technology Solutions
Converge Technology Solutions building a platform of regionally focused Hybrid IT solution providers that deliver best-of-breed solutions and services to clients. These capabilities are enhanced by advanced expertise in cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, blockchain, resiliency, and managed services, enabling Converge to address the business and IT challenges that public and private-sector organizations face today. To learn more about Converge, visit www.convergetp.com
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Converge Technology Solutions Corp.