We're Here to Help You Stay On Top of What's Topical

We build tools that help you navigate what’s new and important from local government organizations.

In the Search for What's Relevant,
A Lot Gets Lost or Overlooked

You need to cut through the noise to get ahead.

There is a lot of information out there about new or emerging initiatives from local government organizations. The problem is, the majority of this information is disorganized. It’s hard to sift through these reams of updates, agendas, announcements and session recordings for kernels of valuable insight, and a lot can slip through the cracks.

Our team specializes in business intelligence solutions. So when we realized how much critical information was being released from local government organizations across North America every day, only to get lost in the shuffle of bad UI, we knew there had to be a better way.

We Have a Few Tricks Up Our Sleeves
—And We Want To Share Them

Ontopical Tracker uses the innovative capabilities of machine learning to help you build new revenue streams, increase efficiency and stay on-top of current and future government developments.

We created Ontopical because we wanted to enable businesses like yours to access relevant information quickly and easily. Because when you can identify potential opportunities and challenges, you can make more informed business decisions. These better business decisions become successful bids, which then become the amazing projects that serve our communities. 

Meet the Ontopical Team

Derrick Koenig

Founder and CEO

Derrick is the Founder and CEO of Ontopical. As an engineer, his passion lies in improving the efficiency of teams and entire industries through access to information, especially that which is buried in highly unstructured data sets. He is an entrepreneur with a proven track record of building strong teams that accelerate company growth through solving real world customer problems. Prior to founding Ontopical, Derrick founded Ridgeline Engineering, a highly successful engineering firm that was acquired by a reputable international firm in 2014.

Chris Fulton

Co-Founder and CTO

Chris is an experienced product manager of cross-functional teams with an emphasis on data. Experienced in machine learning, deep learning, NLP, statistics, visualizations, fastai, Skrum/Google Sprints, and UI/UX/User Feedback analysis. Chris is highly educated with a Masters in Data Science and a Ph.D. in Physiology.

David Fawcett

VP Product Development

David brings over a decade of in-depth, full-stack technical experience to share with his clients and teams. With a primary interest in emerging web technologies, David is always working to ensure the smooth operation of the entire digital pipeline; from initial meetings to robust releases, and all the details in between

Sam Litowski

Lead Machine Learning

Sam brings expertise in data extraction and Machine Learning backed by his Masters in Software Engineering. With a focus in Natural Language Processing, Sam specializes in developing innovative ways to extract value from unstructured data

Why People Love Working With Ontopical

Ontopical has saved our team hours upon hours of cruising Council minutes searching for projects, budgets or motions that may impact our business or projects. We are excited to build Ontopical into our weekly process for both project identification and alerts regarding our ongoing projects. Lastly, being able to keep our finger on the pulse of Council meetings means being able to keep our finger on the pulse of our key market, which is invaluable

Erica Thomas

MBA, Ec.D Chief Executive Officer, TSI

There are huge opportunities in the municipal space and Ontopical helps us find these opportunities faster and easier than ever before.

Ontopical Platform User

Be a Part of the Team

Don’t see a posting for you but feel like you would be a good asset to the team? Send your resume and coverletter over to careers@ontopical.com or click below and tell us why you want to work with us!

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