MONTREAL, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The selection committee of the
Quebec Technology Association today revealed the names of the three
finalists for the prestigious 2012 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award:
Martin Le Sauteur, CEO, Acquisio
Miguel Caron, CEO, Funcom Games Canada Inc.
Éric Bergeron, President and Chief Executive Officer, Optosecurity Inc.
Since 2003, this contest has been shining the spotlight on CEOs of
technology companies in recognition of their exemplary leadership and
contributions to the visibility of the Quebec Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) industry. The finalists were selected
by an independent selection committee comprised of ICT CEOs and
representatives of Investissement Québec and the Quebec Technology Association.
"All three finalists are worthy representatives of the vitality and
potential for innovation of Quebec technology companies. I commend each
and every one of them for their outstanding performance", stated
Jacques Daoust, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.
Awards will be presented during CEO Vision, an exclusive event for CEOs
of technology companies, which will be held from February 22 to 25 at
Mont-Tremblant. Attendance at the awards ceremony is limited to CEOs
registered for CEO Vision, sponsors, and partners.
"While the high and diverse quality of the nominations stands as a clear
testament to our industry's vitality, it made the selection committee's
work that much more challenging. The three finalists will present their
projects to more than 125 CEOs who will then select the 2012 winner by
secret ballot", stated Nicole Martel, CEO of AQT.
The 2012 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award relies on the support of its media partner Les Affaires, whose next issue will include exclusive Web and print articles on each
of the finalists.
The Quebec Technology Association www.aqt.ca has over 500 corporate members and affiliated members. It represents
information and communications technology companies in Quebec and
brings together ICT executives. It supports them in achieving their
growth-related goals. Through its growth Accelerator, it also provides
them with a wide array of services and business networking activities
in addition to facilitating access to best management and marketing
About Investissement Québec
Investissement Québec's mission is to foster the growth of investment in
Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation
in every region. It offers businesses a full range of financial
solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to
support them at all stages of their development. It is also responsible
for tax incentive administration and foreign investment prospecting.
About the finalists
SOURCE QUEBEC TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (AQT)
For further information:
AQT - Valérie Danger - Director, Events & Communications - 514 874-2667
Investissement Québec - Chantal Corbeil - Spokesperson - 514 873-7161