MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Technology CEOs attending the prestigious CEO Vision event at Mont-Tremblant elected Daniel Handfield, Médiamed technologies as "2013 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year". The CEOs in attendance selected the winner by a secret ballot following presentations by the three finalists highlighting their entrepreneurial achievements for 2012. Organized by the Quebec Technology Association in conjunction with Investissement Québec, this honour is awarded to a CEO of a technology company in recognition of exemplary leadership and contributions to the visibility of the Quebec Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry.
Med-GPS: Knowledge that Drives Improved Decision-Making in Healthcare: As a visionary, healthcare expert, and Lean Six Sigma black belt certified professional, Daniel Handfield is substantially responsible for the success of MediaMed Technologies. His new project: Med-GPS, a data warehousing solution and performance optimization tool, allows for the cross-referencing of complex clinical and financial data as well as the implementation of activity-based costing measures. Along with corporate organic growth, Med-GPS has ensured financial health and has created sales opportunities outside of Quebec. This international attention has proven that it is possible to develop software solutions in Quebec that are top-of-the-line in their field in terms of performance and innovativeness.
"Once again, Investissement Québec is pleased to be a partner in this prestigious award, which recognizes the resourcefulness of our entrepreneurs in the technology industry. They are certainly among the exemplary leaders who have contributed most to our wealth and the visibility of our collective creativity," asserted Jacques Daoust, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.
The CEOs and industry representatives in attendance heartily congratulated the two runners-up for the 2013 Award, on their success, Paul Raymond, Alithis and Sebastien Vachon, Korem.
« Congratulations to the winner, whose leadership contributes to the development of the Quebec ICT industry » stated Nicole Martel, Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec Technology Association.
The secret ballot for the selection of the 2013 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year was supervised by Gascon and associates.
The 2013 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 the event.
About the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) www.aqt.ca
The Quebec Technology Association promotes innovative SMEs in the ICT industry by helping their CEOs and management teams reach business development objectives. Now the largest ICT business network in Quebec, the AQT, a non-profit, self-funded organization, provides its 500 member and affiliate companies with local and international networking opportunities, as well as business comparison and improvement tools - true building blocks of success!
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 winner
- Daniel Handfield, CEO, Médiamed Technologies, www.mediamedtech.com
About the runners-up
- Paul Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alithis, www.alithis.com
- Sébastien Vachon, President, Korem, www.korem.com
SOURCE: Quebec Technology Association (AQT)
For further information:
AQT - Valérie Danger - 514 874-2667
Investissement Québec - Chantal Corbeil - 514 873-7161