Zied Zaier


Bis 2011, Director of the Information Systems – Scrum Master – Project Manager, GÉNINOV Inc.

Montreal, Canada


- Database: Oracle
DB 2
Microsoft SQL server (12 years); Derby (3 years).
J2ME] (10 years); C/C++ (12 years); SQL/PL-SQL (12
VB (12 years); PHP
Java Script
.NET (4 years); Python (3 years); Lisp
Ilog (6 years). - Application servers: Tomcat (6 y
JBuilder] (6 years); CVS
Mercurial (2 years); JIRA (2 years); MATLAB (6 yea


Professional experience for Zied Zaier

  • Current 11 years, since Jan 2012

    Advisor of the Board of Directors

    Guarana Technologies Inc.

  • Current 11 years and 2 months, since Nov 2011

    Independent Consultant - Projects Director - 6 months contract

    Guarana Technologies Inc.

    - Participate in the definition of deliverables and project risk; - Coordinate, delegate and organize the work to be done; - Identify needs in terms of human resources and participate in the recruitment process; - Participate in the selection of team members and attend interviews with external candidates; - Prepare the files for tax credits and government grants submission for research and development projects. - Carry out project monitoring and communicate important information to steering committees

  • Current 22 years, since 2001


    UQAM University

    - Take part in teaching courses; - Supervise and guide student on their projects; - Collaborate with professors and internal research teams and with researchers from within the industry.

  • 9 months, Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

    Independent Consultant - Agile team coach - 9 months contract

    Heron Solution

    - Carry out Agile coaching and transition project at the clients' site; - Help team implement Agile development approaches; - Coach future Scrum Master to help him familiarize with his role and responsibilities; Develop and analyze performance indicators; - Remain at the leading-edge of Agile development practices and contribute to their spreading inside the company.

  • 2008 - 2011

    Director of the Information Systems – Scrum Master – Project Manager

    GÉNINOV Inc.

    - Function as the main point of contact for managing all technology internal and external projects and work as part of the 3rd line support group for escalated issues; - Provide IT leadership, project management, relationship partnering, budget planning strategic and tactical technology direction; - Establish Scrum project management process and support multidisciplinary project teams meet sprint goals by providing guidance with respect to internal and external customer development requirements;

  • 2007 - 2008

    Team Leader – Scrum Master – Modeling Specialist


    - Remove impediments preventing the team from achieving the iteration’s objectives; Facilitate team meetings; Support the team during the iteration; - Measure the team’s velocity; Coach the team in estimating items and breaking them down into tasks; - Coach the Product Owner in maintaining and ordering the product backlog; Help the Product Owner carry out the delivery plan;

  • 2000 - 2007

    Project Manager R&D - Research Assistant

    UQAM University

    - Supervise and guide research team members and the necessary activities to carry out innovative research projects; - Collaborate with professors and internal research teams and with researchers from within the industry. - Lead and mobilize team members and resources to achieve project goals. - Estimate and establish project budget, schedule, and goals and ensure resource expenses follow-up.

Educational background for Zied Zaier

  • 2011 - 2011

    Scrum Master.

    Professional Scrum Master

  • 2010 - 2012

    Management of Technology

    UQAM University.

  • 2002 - 2010

    Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

    UQAM University

    Collaborative Filtering, Search Engine, Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Recommender Systems, Database, Data Mining.

  • 1999 - 2001

    Information Systems and Information Management

    UQAM University

    Collaborative Filtering, Search Engine, Database, Data Mining.

  • 1995 - 1999

    Information Systems and Information Management

    ISG Tunisia

    Search Engine, Database.


  • English


  • Italian


  • French


  • Arabic

    First language


Research and consulting on serious
innovative projects in my areas of interest (Web and business applications
recommender systems
machine learning
information retrieval
data mining
artificial intelligence
intelligent agents
and education).


Information systems
Data mining
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial agent
Recommender Systems
Information Retrieval
Information filtering
and Machine Learning.

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