Company intends to leverage new Montréal base to provide services to its customers globally
GlobalStep, a world leader in games quality assurance, data analytics and software testing based in Dallas, TX, is establishing a major presence in Montréal as part of a global expansion program.
“Montréal is a great location with a tremendous creative ecosystem for the games industry, a large pool of talent, and a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. We’re proud to now be a part of it,” said Gagan Ahluwalia, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalStep. “Our new operations in Montréal will add localization capability to our portfolio of services as well as greater flexibility and geographic reach in serving our customers. Some of the initiatives we are considering in Montréal include the further development of Artificial Intelligence in data analytics for video games.”
Hubert Bolduc, President, and CEO of Montréal International, welcomed GlobalStep’s decision to establish itself in Montréal. “This further reaffirms Montréal’s position as a growing, globally recognized, technology services centre of excellence, especially in such fields as video games and artificial intelligence. GlobalStep is very impressed with our high-quality educational institutions and available talent and intends to use Montréal as a springboard for its future growth.”
“The arrival of GlobalStep, a quality assurance specialist, confirms the Québec ecosystem’s appeal for the video game industry,” said Pierre Gabriel Côté, President and CEO of Investissement Québec. “Our international team has done some remarkable work to raise the awareness of Quebec’s industry. GlobalStep’s arrival will create new high-quality jobs and allow them to take on more international mandates from Montréal.”
To enhance its presence in Montréal, GlobalStep has acquired Bug-Tracker Inc., a games testing studio that specializes in games localization, functionality and certification and has 200 employees at offices on Pie-IX Blvd. The combined entity, to be known as GlobalStep, will be able to provide customers a more comprehensive suite of services including Data Analytics, Test Automation and smart manual testing to mitigate development risk. “This acquisition allows us to accelerate our business expansion by leveraging our newly established Montréal base and we look forward to expand the team to service our growing customer base,” said Mr. Ahluwalia.