MEDIA RELEASE: WindsorEssex Economic Development
WINDSOR, ON., January 12, 2021 – The Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector is one of the most promising and growing industries in the Windsor-Essex region. The thriving market for Internet of Things (IoT) devices combined with advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has resulted in continued growth in this sector despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Research Into Internet System Inc. (RIIS) is establishing a Canadian headquarters the Windsor-Essex region. In early 2021, the company plans to hire up to six interns from the University of Windsor and grow their workforce to 15 – 20 employees in the next four years.
RIIS is a custom IT solutions provider that specializes in delivering mobile applications, web development and IT professional services to financial institutions, healthcare, telecom, automotive and other industries. One of the company’s focus is building AI-based drone mobile applications. Automated drones are being widely used across several industries including agriculture, construction, logistics and warehousing. RIIS has been working with many clients to build advanced applications to utilize the full potential of drones combined with AI.
“I’m extremely proud and excited to announce that our Canadian headquarters will be officially opening soon in Windsor-Essex. As RIIS continues to grow, it became obvious that the Windsor-Essex area would be ideal for a number of reasons, most importantly due to the wealth of talented people in the workforce here. All of us at RIIS look forward to being members of this outstanding community for many years to come. – Godfrey Nolan, President and CEO, RIIS Inc.
“WE EDC is extremely pleased to welcome RIIS to our community and bring diversity into our region’s growing ICT sector. This is another great example of a US-based company choosing Windsor-Essex to establish its Canadian headquarter as a result of our strategic location and strong binational talent and workforce pipeline.” – Stephen MacKenzie, President and CEO, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation.
About Research Into internet Systems Inc.:
Research Into Internet System Inc. is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA and specializes in providing smart solutions in emerging technologies: drones, artificial intelligence and machine learning globally in manufacturing, agricultural, construction, healthcare industries to help companies and organizations to optimize their products and processes. The company provides integrated solutions in Drone Advancement, Artificial Intelligence, Custom Software, Application Development, Internet of Things, Agile Development, Security, Staff Augmentation and Knowledge Sharing. Their first Canadian office in Windsor-Essex will provide smart solution development services, technical support and training to adapt to its clients’ needs. riis.com
About WindsorEssex Economic Development:
The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development agency for the Windsor Essex Region. The focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start up in the Windsor-Essex region. The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is led by a board of distinguished community leaders. A team of professional staff will assist you with all your location and investment decisions by working one-on-one with businesses, to facilitate the process of starting, growing or locating in Windsor-Essex. choosewindsoressex.com
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