Who is Aquent DEV6?

Aquent DEV6 specializes in the design and development of leading edge UX on enterprise-grade mobile and web apps. We also provide best-practices development-related consulting and also deliver comprehensive training courses to enterprise front-end developers.

The custom applications Aquent DEV6 develops tackle business problems which are enterprise-wide in scope, utilize the web, and are distributed both inside and outside of the organization. They typically involve JavaScript development, they are transactional, and above all, they are complex.

The consulting services Aquent DEV6 offers relate directly to software development.  For instance, the choice of development frameworks is critical to the success of modern software development projects.  We help customers choose the right framework and help establish best practices around the design, development and deployment of their enterprise applications.

Our training courses span the JavaScript development components we work with.

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Our Mission & Core Values
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Our Mission

Our mission is to help our clients take advantage of new business opportunities through the innovative and responsible application of advanced software technology.

Our Core Values
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Our Core Values

Outstanding value to our customers through best practices development.

Superior customer communication and satisfaction.

Employee continuous learning.

Teamwork with clients, partners, and colleagues.

Aquent DEV6 Leadership Team

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Ed Van Beilen
President, Aquent DEV6

Ed co-founded New Toronto Group in 2002 and acted as Principal for 16+ years.  The New Toronto Group service line was re-branded as DEV6 in 2015.  Ed co-managed the growth of DEV6 to the time of its acquisition by Aquent.   Ed is now serving as President of Aquent DEV6.  

Ed has extensive experience in selling and delivering high-quality front-end app dev solutions to large Fortune 500 companies. In January 1999, Ed co-founded the Toronto Technology Group. When TTG was acquired by the NASDAQ listed Art Technology Group in 2000, Ed served as ATG’s Director of World Wide Education. Previous to that, Ed served as a Director for Sybase Education for the Northeast United States and Canadian regions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario.

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Mark Emerson
Vice President, Services

Mark is responsible for driving Aquent DEV6’s services vision, which is to continuously enhance innovation on behalf of our customers. Prior to joining Aquent DEV6, Mark worked in the delivery of leading edge IT development and services for the provision of mission critical enterprise computing. He has held executive and technical positions at IBM, start-ups and other fortune 500 companies gaining industry knowledge in: Financial Services, Telecommunications, eGovernment, Distribution and Retail.  Mark is a licensed P.Eng and holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from Queen’s University.

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Hasan Ahmad
Principal Consultant

Hasan delivers next-generation applications for very large enterprise companies. His focus areas at Aquent DEV6 include technical solution architecture, launching new projects, consulting with stakeholders for ongoing projects, public speaking at major industry conferences, and recruiting, interviewing and training new hires. Through years of experience serving high-profile clients, he has developed a depth of domain knowledge from a wide variety of industries such as automotive, healthcare, finance, telecom, building automation, retail and more. Prior to joining Aquent DEV6, he worked on the Web Technologies team at BlackBerry Ltd, where he contributed to the Apache Cordova Open Source project. He also leads Toronto's Facebook Developer Circle. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computer Science from York University in Toronto, Canada.