OutsideIQ develops innovative cognitive computing solutions that perform automated due diligence to solve real business problems in an auditable and reproducible manner.

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OutsideIQ, a company that develops artificial intelligence solutions that perform automated due diligence in an auditable and reproducible manner. This technology minimizes the otherwise enormous resources required to make the kind of informed decisions that keep their organizations competitive and compliant.


DDIQ is a risk-based cognitive computing platform that combines automation with the skills of a human researcher to uncover and analyze regulatory risks of a subject that are not found using current techniques. DDIQ empowers compliance teams at financial institutions, Corporations and investment firms to mitigate risk and meet the increasing demands of regulators to automatically and constantly screen all available public data about a subject while preparing auditable reports.


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OutsideIQ is the leader in investigative cognitive computing. OutsideIQ brings together some of the world’s foremost experts on search with the best data scientists, big data professionals and software engineers to solve the complex problems of search for due diligence. Leveraging a proprietary approach to research that combine automated data discovery with the data interpretation abilities that emulate a human researcher, OutsideIQ is changing the way that financial services industries vet their customers and handle their complex compliance requirements. OutsideIQ is based out of Toronto, Canada.

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

OutsideIQ founder Dan Adamson has served as the company’s CEO since its inception in 2010. Adamson is one of the world’s foremost experts on search, due diligence, big data and cognitive computing with more than 15 years in the industry. He holds several search algorithm patents, has been named among the most influential “must-see” thought leaders in fintech, receiving numerous academic awards.

Under Adamson’s leadership and after years of extensive R&D in the area of search and cognitive computing, OutsideIQ developed DDIQ, an investigative due diligence search platform used today by leading financial institutions, insurance agencies and multinational companies across the globe operating in heavily regulated environments. With DDIQ, OutsideIQ is one of the first companies to commercialize cognitive computing. Organizations grappling with challenging research and due diligence mandates are benefiting from these innovations to uncover financial and reputational risk related to individuals and organizations, helping them make more informed decisions. The company operates from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and New York, NY.

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Oswald is the Chief Operating Officer of OutsideIQ, the world leader in investigative cognitive computing. In his role at OutsideIQ, Joe oversees all operations for the company, including sales, marketing, business operations and partnerships, delivering DDIQ, the company’s flagship cognitive computing product, to compliance, financial services, manufacturing and insurance executives all over the world.

Prior to joining OutsideIQ in 2015, Joe spent two years as a Principal, Executive Career Solutions for Knightsbridge, a human capital solutions firm that integrates the expertise of finding, developing, and optimizing an organization’s people for better performance. In this role, Joe led the business development of all major accounts, including CIBC, Scotiabank and AON Hewitt. He was responsible for developing and delivering executive coaching and career transition services in Knightsbridge’s Executive Practice.

Prior to that, Joe served as the Vice President of Business Development for Trylon for three years, where he served as a member of the senior leadership team and was responsible for the sales and marketing operations of the telecommunications infrastructure company and managed a PL of in excess of $100 million. Before he joined Trylon, Joe spent almost 20 years at Rand Worldwide, a leading computer-aided design software sales and services company where he held a number of positions, including Executive Vice President of the PLM division and Vice President of the IMAGINiT Canada Division. Joe began his career at ASCENT in the Education Divisions where he led the initial branding and marketing initiatives that launched the new business and established the company as a leader in the industry.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Systems from Carleton University and has a Professional Engineer distinction from Ontario. He is a frequent speaker on Fintech. He is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, and is a frequent volunteer and coach near his hometown of Oakville, Ontario.

VP Finance and Operations
VP Engineering

Since 2012, Steve has been leading the software development effort at OutsideIQ. He brings over 20 years of development expertise to the role. Steve splits this time between the day-to-day management of the development team, recommending and reviewing design alternatives, and writing code.

Before joining OutsideIQ, Steve worked for Autodesk as architecture lead on their cloud-based PLM offering. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a senior developer at Intelliware, a leader in the adoption of agile development technologies. Steve began his career at Netron as a software consultant helping clients get maximum value from their investment in legacy technologies.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.


Chief Information Security Officer

Steve was one of the first employees to join Dan Adamson in the early stages of OutsideIQ in 2010. In his current role, Steve oversees the cyber security and compliance programs to ensure that sensitive information and the main DDIQ platform are well protected. In addition, Steve is responsible for ensuring that OutsideIQ maintains its SOC2 compliance as a golden industry standard of data security and privacy.

Prior to joining OutsideIQ, Steve helped many organizations solve their challenging business and technology problems. Over the years, Steve held most senior operations and technology positions contributing to the success of March of Dimes Canada, Toronto Board of Trade, Travel CUTS, Reliance Insurance Canada, and Microsoft Corporation.

As a technology evangelist and an early adopter, Steve is at the forefront of cutting-edge technological advances; with an emphasis on information security, IT operations, infrastructure, and software development. Steve holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, and two prestigious designations awarded by the Canadian Information Processing Society, including Information Systems Professional, and an internationally recognized Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP).

VP Sales and Business Development
Banking Product Lead

Our Partners



OutsideIQ is a dynamic and rapidly growing tech company with a high-performing team. We foster an open, honest and cooperative environment where delivery focused teams strive for excellence. This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced organization that is set to change the way our clients do business.

What’s In it For You?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible hours

  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Employee stock options

  • Casual working environment
  • Be a part of small, rapidly growing software company



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