Spotlight on SideDrawer and Koïos Intelligence

InsurTechs have been instrumental in sparking and enabling the rapid rate of innovation and digital transformation in the insurance industry.

SideDrawer was born out of a personal need to easily organize critical life planning documents. The platform has now evolved to become the first API-based enterprise document management solution that is truly infrastructure agnostic. The platform is being used by financial advisors, insurance brokers, and enterprises to provide a secure, easy to use, organization and collaboration service for their clients.

Koïos Intelligence delivers the next generation of smart systems. Simply put, we use Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to optimize and simplify the interactions within the insurance industry. Using the latest technologies, Koïos Intelligence develops virtual assistants that reinvent the customer experience and optimize processes for insurers and brokers alike.'s InsurTech Spotlight provides a window into the InsurTech community in Canada. Join us on Wednesday, April 28 to learn more in-depth about these two innovative participants, including:

  • Their story;
  • Their product or service and the opportunity they are addressing;
  • The market each serves;
  • Challenges they have overcome and issues they face;
  • A look forward, informed by the journey to this point.

Watch the webinar recording or scroll down to learn more about the speakers.


Koïos Intelligence

Free webinar:

April 28, 2021

Part of our
Technology In Action series:
Technology In Action

Featured Speakers:

Ali Qureshi
Ali Qureshi
Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder,

Prior to joining SideDrawer, Ali was the Executive Director and Deputy Head of International Equities for CIBC Global Markets. In this role, he helped institutional investors such as Fidelity, Mackenzie, RBC Asset Management identify investment opportunities in Canadian and international equities. Ali has also been involved in helping corporates raise equity, debt and convertible debt financing across a variety of industries.

François Dufour
François Dufour
Vice President - Business Development,
Koïos Intelligence

With more than 15 years of experience in business development, François has successfully led Growth Initiatives and Business Development for some of the largest companies in Canada in the fields of both insurance and banking.

François is also a member of the finance committee of the Club Universitaire de Montréal, founded in 1906.

Doug Grant
Doug Grant

Doug Grant has been helping the insurance industry in Canada – individual companies and cross-industry groups in both P&C and Life – make effective use of technology for many years.

Doug is a founding partner of, a leading Canadian Insurance resource centre for consumers and insurance professionals alike. He helps organize and host's annual conference and other industry events.

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About SideDrawer

SideDrawer is a mobile and online solution for customers and Professional Service Providers (PSPs) in which customers have the ability to securely keep their personal, financial and important records and organized for life, allowing PSPs to collaborate and communicate with their clients through a single, living repository. For more information or to request a demo, please visit

About Koïos Intelligence

Founded in 2017, Koïos Intelligence’s mission is to empower the insurance and financial industry with the next generation of intelligent and customized systems that are supported by AI, statistics, and operational research. Combining the knowledge of their lead experts in insurance, in finance and Artificial Intelligence, Koïos is developing new technologies that redefine the interactions between insurers, brokers, and their customers. Our company is firmly rooted on an experienced multidisciplinary research team with combined expertise in a variety of fields. For more information, please visit

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