Creating Visibly Better Enterprise Software Solutions Through Advanced Technology




Delivering enterprise-class digital experiences, VizworX is an advanced software solutions services company. Leveraging the latest in augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, complex data visualization, web and mobile technologies and techniques, VizworX supports numerous industries around the world by turning complex data into easily understandable and actionable information. We enable the human-in-the-loop to fully engage, more deeply understand and significantly enhance their decision-making capabilities.


Spun out of two research labs at the University of Calgary, our story began in May 2012. Inspired by the ideas and innovation they witnessed in the academic sphere, Jeff LaFrenz, Dr. Frank Maurer, and Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale incorporated VizworX to promote and facilitate advanced technology solutions.

Since 2012, various global challenges have impacted the business operations of VizworX’s clients and VizworX itself, including the 2014 oil and gas industry downturn and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. However, these challenges have resulted in a more resilient company that has diversified and grown into addressing global opportunities. Today VizworX has over 30 full-time employees, and active business pursuits in Canada, the United States, Europe, Brazil and the Middle East. Our markets have expanded from an initial focus on energy to include government, construction, engineering, agriculture, healthcare, defense and aerospace.


With a focus on fostering high quality innovation, we enable our clients and partners to achieve their goals through the appropriate application of advanced technology. Using Agile development methodologies, we work closely with them to rapidly iterate solutions based on timely, focused feedback. By maintaining engagement with our academic roots, VizworX solutions continue to be informed by the latest in advanced technology research and are supported by the highly qualified talent who graduate from these research programs and join the VizworX team.


As an example, our work with the Canada Energy Regulator, building highly intuitive and interactive web-based visualizations, has dramatically improved the ability of the Canadian public to access and understand the Canadian energy environment. Our partnership with Energyhile/Collection Science resulted in the creation of the patented SaaS Philespace product, now being used globally as an advanced interface for museums, governments and corporations to showcase their collections. Leveraging our in-depth knowledge of industry challenges and opportunities, VizworX also develops its own products. One of these products, Panoptica, is an award winning infrastructure design management solution that leverages the latest in immersive reality and collaboration technologies. Panoptica dramatically reduces design error-related construction rework costs, and it was spun out into the VizworX subsidiary EnsureworX in 2020.


Our newest product initiative, the Virtual Operations Environment or VOE, is a next-generation control room solution. Through a collaboration between MDA, Simon Fraser University, and the Digital Technology Supercluster, an instance of VOE has been developed to protect Canada’s oceans from Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU-Fishing). IUU-Fishing is a $23B problem worldwide and an ecological and human rights disaster that involves slavery and the destruction of the world’s oceans and fish stocks. In another instance, VizworX partnered with the University of Calgary space environment research lab to pitch VOE as a potential space domain awareness solution for NATO. Our success in this pitch has led to ongoing discussions with NATO about opportunities to use VOE in their operations. Together with our US partner, we are also exploring VOE as a future solution for electrical utility control rooms.

Curious about how we can help you achieve your business goals through augmented or virtual reality, artificial intelligence, complex data visualization, and web or mobile applications? Get in touch at [email protected]

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