Esri designates Qwhery as a System Ready Specialty Partner

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (Dec 13, 2021) – Qwhery is proud to announce our recognition as a System Ready Specialty business partner by Esri! The System Ready Specialty designation recognizes partners who offer industry expertise with solutions, services or content using the latest ArcGIS products. As early adopters of Esri software releases, Qwhery commits to being ready to leverage the newest capabilities and versions of ArcGIS technology.

This means that customers can trust that the solutions that Qwhery builds will always be inline with Esri’s core capabilities of delivering location information to help decision making.

ArcGIS System Ready


Companies in the Esri Partner Network work collaboratively with Esri to ensure customers are utilizing their GIS data, software and solutions to the fullest, maximizing their investment. Qwhery Inc has been an Esri partner since 2019, integrating Esri’s […]

By |2021-12-19T11:00:36-05:00December 13th, 2021|Press Release|0 Comments

2020 – A Year in Review

Happy Holidays!

We hope you’re having a relaxing holiday and getting rested up for an exciting new year. 2020 was interesting to navigate, and we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the successes. From becoming an emerging partner with Esri Inc., to turning 1 year old and launching Q11 on both Alexa and the Google Assistant,  we hope you enjoy our year in review, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.

Matt Pietryszyn
CEO / Co-founder

By |2021-04-12T22:16:01-05:00January 28th, 2021|Press Release, Q11, Qwhery Cloud|0 Comments

Qwhery Participates in IT World Canada Event: Technicity

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (Dec 9, 2020) – Qwhery participates in IT World Canada Event: Technicity, a yearly event that hosts conversations between industry leaders in the tech sector, and local government officials.

Matt Pietryszyn, CEO and Co-founder of Qwhery spoke with Mayor Sandy Brown of Orangeville, Ontario, Cyrus Tehrani – Chief Digital Officer of Hamilton, Michelle Holland – former Toronto City Councillor and current Director at PwC Canada, and Jeff Libis – VP, Sales at LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. The conversation on how citizen engagement is changing was moderated by Craig Mackereth – Senior Vice President – Global Support, Rimini Street.


Read more about the discussion from IT World Canada.

By |2020-12-30T11:32:19-05:00December 10th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments

Collin County Texas Achieves Record-Breaking Turnout with Location-Based Outreach Tools

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (November 30, 2020) – The 2020 Presidential Election season has been like no other, with numerous counties across the US seeing higher turnout than in 2016. Among them was Collin County, Texas, where local government worked to establish accessible voting information systems ahead of Election Day, guiding voters in rain, shine, or pandemic alike.

Ultimately, Collin County voters turned out in record-shattering numbers. During the early voting period alone, residents cast a total of 421,920 ballots, exceeding the 356,688 votes cast during the entirety of the 2016 Presidential Election. 36,689 additional votes were cast on Election Day itself, amounting to an impressive overall turnout rate of 76%. Collin County also had one of the highest early voting participation rates in Texas among first-time primary or general election voters, indicating a high degree of new voter engagement.

Data Visualization: Reach of […]

By |2020-11-30T13:07:10-05:00November 30th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments

Collin County Texas Helping Citizens Vote Efficiently and Safely

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (October 27, 2020) – Collin County, Texas is experiencing a very high voter turn out this election and there are still 3 days left of Early Voting and Election Day 2020 ahead of us. Now they’ve made finding a place to cast your vote in Collin County even easier.

Just use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa and get pointed in the right direction in no time.

  • For Google Assistant, just say: “Hey Google, Talk to: where to vote in Collin County”
  • For Alexa, just say: “Alexa, ask Q One One where to vote in Collin County”

Use your smart speaker or mobile device to ask your virtual assistant where your nearest voting center is and what the current wait time is there. Avoiding large crowds and knowing where the nearest locations are helps you vote more efficiently and safely, avoiding crowds if possible.

The Google Assistant Action and Amazon Alexa Skills connect directly to the County’s Geographic […]

By |2020-10-27T20:34:02-05:00October 27th, 2020|Press Release, Q11|0 Comments

Qwhery Inc Selected for Hi5 Pitch Competition

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (October 21, 2020) – Qwhery Inc has been selected as a finalist to compete in Haltech’s annual pitch competition, Hi5.

For the past seven years, Haltech, a regional tech startup accelerator, has hosted their pitch competition, Hi5, where five clients are chosen after an in-depth application process to pitch their business to a panel of distinguished judges.

This year, the competition will be held virtually on November 26th, from 3:oopm to 5:00pm ET. Save the date by registering for your free tickets Here.

Congratulations to the other finalists, vying for the top prize, Cubby, My Well Self, SPOT App and XProEM.

About Qwhery Inc

Qwhery Inc, is a leader in implementing voice technology and geographic information systems. Their flagship product, Q11, connects smart home devices and voice assistants to local government open data portals. The Qwhery cloud helps Cities connect the services that they provide […]

By |2020-10-21T09:52:45-05:00October 21st, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments

Qwhery Inc turns One Year Old!

One more spin around the sun and Qwhery is celebrating its first birthday. 2020 hasn’t turned out how we expected it to and just like many, we’ve had to think differently about our products and what’s important.

We started Qwhery with a focus on voice technology, connecting your smart speakers and voice assistants to your Towns, Cities and Regions and the services and information that they provide. When we were faced with the pandemic, we decided to try and do something for everyone by bringing COVID-19 related case data to you via SMS text messaging, Facebook Messenger, Alexa and Google Assistant. Today, you can register for free COVID-19 alerts for any Health Region in Canada or County in the United States. We’ve enabled our Alexa Skill, Q11 to also provide anyone with the same information. Google Assistant is on the way.

The pandemic doesn’t […]

By |2020-09-13T14:07:01-05:00September 12th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments

Get local COVID-19 related data delivered directly to your phone

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (May 6, 2020) – Qwhery, who recently announced their emerging partnership with Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, along with SaFuture Inc has just launched a new platform to help inform people with up-to-date COVID-19 stats and information, directly to their mobile devices via text message.

Anyone can register to receive free COVID-19 alerts or daily and weekly summary notifications for confirmed cases, recoveries, tests and deaths within their Health Region in Canada or their county in the United States.

“We heard from people in our communities that they didn’t know where to find local information about this pandemic” said Sabrina Tang, Owner of SaFuture Inc, a collaborator with Qwhery on this initiative. “We wanted to do our part and build a solution that could help […]

By |2020-05-07T08:33:06-05:00May 6th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments

New Esri Partner is Connecting Smart Homes with Smart Cities Through Voice Assistant Technology

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (March 4, 2020) – Qwhery, a leading #VoiceFirst service provider has been selected to join the Esri Startup Program, a three-year program that helps emerging business partners bring new and innovative products to customers of location intelligence world leader Esri.

Qwhery is launching a set of skills called Q11, for voice assistant technology that connects authoritative municipal open data to Alexa-enabled devices, in homes or on mobile phones. In short, these Alexa skills offer a new channel for residents to ask their municipality questions about city services or submit service requests via their Amazon Echo devices. Qwhery has integrated these Alexa skills with the Esri Geospatial Cloud, a complete platform that provides mapping, business intelligence, analytics and IoT software.


Q11 can provide users with location-based information from cities and regions, by using Alexa to connect to Open Data websites. It can […]

By |2020-05-07T11:04:46-05:00March 4th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments
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