The name Lixar is rooted in the word Elixir, which means, a solution for all things. Lixar was created to build technology that makes a difference, and we’ve been evolving ever since. From web and mobile development for enterprise, IoT and Cloud, and today, Data and AI. We provide complete data-driven solutions from end-to-end. We love technology because it is always changing. We embrace change because there are always new things to learn and new ways to grow. We’ve always made it a priority to work with purpose; to create an environment that is creative and innovative, and to support and nurture our dynamic teams whether in Canada or abroad.
In 2020, Lixar joined BDO Canada as part of their advisory group, to grow and accelerate our services in Canada, from Data and AI, to Cloud and AppDev. What’s different? Having combined forces, we continue to lead with our passion for technology, understanding its pace and the opportunities it provides.
Lixar is a data-driven tech company, with over 20 years of enterprise-scale experience upon which we serve our clients. BDO brings to the table 100 years of experience as a leading provider of assurance and accounting, tax, and advisory services in Canada. With significant insight into the needs of mid-market organizations across the country, this expansion of Data and AI expertise will support BDO’s digital transformation, and their ability to readily respond to dynamic market changes. BDO’s presence in Canada includes over 100 locations, and is part of BDO’s international network with operations in 167 countries.
Our partnership is built on adaptability and forward momentum. Lixar continues to grow as BDO Lixar, operating as a nimble, creative, and innovative organization.
We believe in community and supports those who require a helping hand from time-to-time, such as the Boys and Girls Club. We also understand the importance of music and its impact on culture, and are very fortunate to support the Polaris Music Prize and the national artist residency program. This program is designed to help emerging artists find time to work with innovative systems and industry representatives and to create, produce and record new music.
Our relationship with Microsoft began with our understanding that to be a leader in technology, we needed to be a leader in secure cloud solutions. Our Azure expertise opened the door for us to truly accelerate our vision for data and AI solutions, and aligned us with one of the largest tech companies in the world. Since then, our partnership has only grown. Today, BDO Lixar is a top Microsoft partner, with advanced specializations, certifications, and accreditation. As such, we are jointly dedicated to modernization and leadership in data, AI, cloud, and application development, from coast to coast. Our cultural alignment is also a key component to the success of this relationship, emphasizing diversity and inclusion, as well as creativity and innovation. Our HeroPath offering is a modern data platform powered by Microsoft Azure and best-in-class components, from databricks to Power BI. Together, BDO Lixar and Microsoft are advancing security, innovation, and data-driven services, across Canada, and beyond. We greatly value this partnership, the opportunities it provides, and the clients it serves.
From left to right: Emmanuel Florakas (BDO Lixar), George Logaras (BDO Lixar), Hamed Faghfoury (BDO Lixar), Gohul Shanmugalingam (Microsoft)
"We are honoured to win Microsoft’s 2020 Data Platform Modernization Award which celebrates BDO Lixar’s HeroPath for transforming businesses from Coast to Coast, & the 2019 AI Innovation Award."
PRESIDENT OF BDO LIXAR
From left to right: Emmanuel Florakas (Lixar), George Logaras (Lixar), Hamed Faghfoury (Lixar), Gohul Shanmugalingam (Microsoft)
"We are honoured to win Microsoft’s 2020 Data Platform Modernization Award which celebrates Lixar’s HeroPath for transforming businesses from Coast to Coast, & the 2019 AI Innovation Award."
PRESIDENT OF LIXAR IT
From left to right: Kevin Peesker (President, Microsoft Canada), George Logaras (BDO Lixar), Emmanuel Florakas (BDO Lixar), Suzanne Gagliese (One Commercial Partner Lead, Microsoft Canada), Shelley Fraser (BDO Lixar), Hamed Faghfoury (BDO Lixar)
From left to right: Kevin Peesker (President, Microsoft Canada), George Logaras (Lixar), Emmanuel Florakas (Lixar), Suzanne Gagliese (One Commercial Partner Lead, Microsoft Canada), Shelley Fraser (Lixar), Hamed Faghfoury (Lixar)