About Acerta

The company, the technology, and the people behind it all

Our Story

Since 2012, Acerta's leadership team has been pioneering and refining their research into pattern recognition and anomaly detection, working with academic institutes such as the University of Waterloo's award winning engineering R&D labs. As their reputation for groundbreaking innovation grew, auto manufacturers took notice and began approaching them for help with analyzing their collected data to help detect, predict and prevent system failures. Today, our founders' decades of combined experience in machine learning algorithms for the automotive industry make Acerta a reputable, trusted, and perceptive leader in machine analytics and predictive technology, helping not only the auto industry, but sectors as diverse as renewable energy and aerospace manufacturing. Our powerful AI detects and deciphers miniscule anomalies in real time, amid petabytes of machine data. Acerta’s leading-edge technology processes data to analyze, predict and alert clients to a system’s potential failure – allowing them to take action early.


Our Approach

Research and Development has served as a core pillar of Acerta’s success throughout the years. Our highly knowledgeable and industry experienced team go beyond data collection, by helping clients identify the business and engineering questions they need answered and identifying the machine analytics implementation required to address these in an agile fashion.
At Acerta, our goal is to deliver innovative analytics solutions that unlock the hidden value in data and transform it into usable information and insights to inform manufacturing and quality assurance efforts. Our team’s R&D experience, industry knowledge, and passion, allow us to tackle one of its biggest yet overlooked problems. We value good conversation with our partners and clients, and we continuously invest in R&D to ensure that we offer the best product in the market.

Our Founders

Greta Cutulenco

CEO & Co-Founder


Greta is a natural leader with extensive knowledge and skills. She spent years working for automotive OEMs and Tier-1 manufacturers in various positions. At Bombardier and Magna she handled system analysis and health monitoring, and at AECL (nuclear) she analyzed security vulnerabilities as a systems engineer. Greta is well versed in the automatic analysis of data for testing and anomaly detection, especially since the topic was the focus of her M.Sc. Research, University of Waterloo. Before co-founding Acerta Analytics Solutions, she wore her software engineer and developer hat. Greta is passionate about optimizing manufacturing systems, safety, efficiency, predictive maintenance, systems security, and adheres to ISO standards.

Jean-Christophe Petkovich

CTO & Co-Founder


Jean-Christophe directs Acerta’s research and development of statistical and machine learning algorithms for analyzing data and predicting failures in vehicles and industrial machines. He has logged nearly 10 years of experience in developing cutting-edge techniques for data analysis, pattern recognition, statistical modelling and machine learning. This extensive stint included working for leaders in the transportation industry such as QNX and Bombardier, where he wrote software for safety-critical systems. Jean-Christophe’s PhD thesis in Computer Engineering at the real-time embedded software group at the University of Waterloo focuses on methods for predicting performance regressions using Bayesian statistics, building statistical models of memory layout performance effects, and building a heterogeneous performance evaluation infrastructure with an intelligent self-optimizing scheduler.

Sebastian Fischmeister

CSO & Co-Founder


Leveraging his extensive research experience in data analysis and embedded systems, Prof. Sebastian Fischmeister, P.Eng. is the academic voice within Acerta’s R&D efforts. What intrigues him most is distributed real-time embedded systems in the domain of automotive systems, avionics, and medical devices. He is the Executive Director of WatCAR – the University of Waterloo’s autonomous vehicle initiative. He is also Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sebastian has 17+ years’ experience in embedded systems, and 19+ years in systems research where software technology, distributed systems, and formal methods intersect. For 10 years he headed a high-powered automotive research group with 20 team members. To the benefit of our clients, Sebastian implements the best cutting-edge research practices at Acerta.

Our Philosophy

We embrace and drive change, striving for continuous improvement as we lead the evolution of machine intelligence.
Energetic, smart and dedicated, we serve our clients while upholding high professional standards.


Consistent, high performance on every platform. We are driven to prevent mechanical failure and increase your business success.

People Come First

Acerta’s clients, partners, employees, and end-users fuel a keen spirit of collaboration and shared success.

Experience Matters

Our team is founded on experienced industry leaders in engineering, data analytics and manufacturing. So you know that we know exactly what we’re talking about every time you consult us for a solution.

Open Communication

Collaboration and open communication build business relationships that last. We value insightful exchanges with our partners and clients. It all starts with the first conversation.