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VizworX helps customers better engage with their data and make informed decisions.

Our Journey

  • May 2012

    Where It All Began

    Where It All Began

    May 1, 2012
    Where It All Began
    In May of 2012, Jeff LaFrenz, Frank Maurer, and Sheelagh Carpendale Incorporated to create VizworX Inc. VizworX spun out of two research labs at the University of Calgary as a means of promoting and facilitating technology commercialization.
  • January 2015

    Company Diversification and Pivot

    Company Diversification and Pivot

    January 20, 2015
    Company Diversification and Pivot
    With the oil and gas turndown in 2014 VizworX explored other markets for its technologies.  This included broadening the technology portfolio to include technologies such as AR, VR and AI and diversifying the market focus to including oil and gas, government, construction, defence and aerospace.
  • October 2015

    TechRev 2015 Innovators Award

    TechRev 2015 Innovators Award

    October 15, 2015
    TechRev 2015 Innovators Award
    VizworX was honored to win Innovate Calgary’s TechRev Innovators Award. TechRev celebrates and recognizes local technology innovators that have contributed to the success of Calgary’s tech sector.
  • September 2017

    Start of Rapid Company Growth

    Start of Rapid Company Growth

    September 14, 2017
    Start of Rapid Company Growth
    As demand increases, VizworX team grows rapidly.
  • June 2018

    Graduated from the Creative Destruction Lab

    Graduated from the Creative Destruction Lab

    June 14, 2018
    Graduated from the Creative Destruction Lab
    VizworX successfully completed and graduated from the first Creative Destruction Lab Rockies cohort based in Calgary.
  • October 2018

    Most Innovative Company Award

    Most Innovative Company Award

    October 14, 2018
    Most Innovative Company Award
    VizworX was honored to win the Calgary Small Business Week Most Innovative Company Award.
  • November 2018

    Fastest Growing Company Award

    Fastest Growing Company Award

    November 20, 2018
    Fastest Growing Company Award
    VizworX was honored to win Start Alberta’s Fastest Growing Company Award for under 5million.

Company Values

Innovation. Collaboration. Community.

VizworX thrives on using advanced technology to solve clients’ business challenges and transform their business. We collaborate with customers to deliver exciting software using an iterative approach called Agile. VizworX uses an Agile methodology for development, which means that companies will be engaged in the software development and interface design processes to ensure the end goal is continuously evaluated. VizworX is community minded and is passionate partnering with other companies to grow the technology sector. 

Leadership

                  Jeff LaFrenz

                                                CEO

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in technology commercialization. He is a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry professional with extensive management, marketing and technical experience. He thrives on pulling together complex technical and business requirements, contextualizing them in local and global environments and building teams to implement strategies.

                   Nav Shergill

                                         COO/CFO

Nav has over 25 years’ experience in auditing, financial management and leading senior finance and accounting positions combined with many years as Chief Operating Officer. His past experience includes managing small and large organizations, including profit, not-for-profit, government and educational institutions in various sectors such as health, education and homebuilding, all with a focus on providing exceptional value.

                   Frank Maurer

                                                  CTO

Dr. Frank Maurer has been conducting software research and development for more than three decades. Besides being an expert on Agile user experience design, his background covers a broad spectrum of technologies including web, cloud, analytics, and visualization. He has worked with large companies such as IBM, TransCanada Pipelines and Nortel, as well as S.M.E.s such as CanOils, C4i Consultants and Ivrnet.