LeddarTech Appoints Oren Dayan as Vice-President of Product Line Management and Business Development
QUEBEC CITY, Canada, January 3, 2024 — LeddarTech®, an automotive software company that provides patented disruptive AI-based low-level sensor fusion and perception software technology for ADAS, AD and parking applications, proudly announces the appointment of Mr. Oren Dayan as Vice-President of Product Line Management and Business Development. Mr. Dayan will be based at LeddarTech’s research and development center in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
As Vice-President of Product Line Management and Business Development, Mr. Dayan will be instrumental in executing the company’s automotive software roadmap and the business development objectives of LeddarTech.
Mr. Dayan possesses over 20 years of leadership experience and over ten years with a focus on the automotive software market, managing high-volume strategic programs for leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. As a leader at major technology companies, Oren successfully led multidisciplinary teams and executed strategic initiatives with multinational automotive accounts. Before joining LeddarTech, Oren served as Vice-President of Business and Programs at automotive technology company Tri-Eye, where he was successful in strategic product and business development, leading to significant growth. Before Tri-Eye, Oren was the PM Group Leader with Mobileye, managing major customer projects, most notably with global automotive OEM Geely Group. Oren also held significant leadership roles with Guardian Optical Technologies, Altice and others.
Mr. Dayan holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
“I am honored and enthusiastic to take on the Vice-President of Product Line Management and Business Development role at LeddarTech,” Mr. Dayan stated. “The company’s cutting-edge automotive software solutions have set a benchmark in the industry, and I am eager to contribute to its growth trajectory. With over 20 years of leadership experience, including a decade focused on the automotive software market, my primary focus will be driving business development objectives for LeddarTech. I am committed to leveraging my expertise to spearhead strategic initiatives, forge key partnerships and propel the company to new heights in the realm of ADAS and AD technology. LeddarTech’s vision aligns seamlessly with my passion for advancing innovation, and I am ready to lead the charge in expanding our footprint in the market through robust business development strategies,” Mr. Dayan concluded.
“I am delighted to welcome Mr. Dayan as our newly appointed Vice-President of Product Line Management and Business Development,” said Mr. Antonio Polo, Sr. Vice-President of Product and Business Development of LeddarTech. “With over a decade dedicated to the automotive software market and a remarkable leadership journey spanning major industry players, Mr. Dayan brings invaluable experience to our team. His strategic vision and proven ability to deliver business development growth align seamlessly with LeddarTech’s fast-growth goals. Together, we look forward to achieving new heights in innovation and commercial project deployment success under Mr. Dayan’s capable leadership,” Mr. Polo concluded.
A global software company founded in 2007 and headquartered in Quebec City with additional R&D centers in Montreal, Toronto and Tel Aviv, Israel, LeddarTech develops and provides comprehensive AI-based low-level sensor fusion and perception software solutions that enable the deployment of ADAS, autonomous driving (AD) and parking applications. LeddarTech’s automotive-grade software applies advanced AI and computer vision algorithms to generate accurate 3D models of the environment to achieve better decision making and safer navigation. This high-performance, scalable, cost-effective technology is available to OEMs and Tier 1-2 suppliers to efficiently implement automotive and off-road vehicle ADAS solutions.
LeddarTech is responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 150 patent applications (80 granted) that enhance ADAS, AD and parking capabilities. Better awareness around the vehicle is critical in making global mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and affordable: this is what drives LeddarTech to seek to become the most widely adopted sensor fusion and perception software solution.
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