28th September 2010

TechnoMontreal Names New Board Members

technomontrealTechnoMontréal’s Chairman of the Board and Senior Vice President and Director of the Montreal office for DMR-Fujitsu, Mr. Yves Pelletier, M.SC., CMC, FCMA announced today the appointment of three new members to the Board of the organization. TechnoMontréal is one of the major Information and Communications Technology (ICT) clusters in North America and is a powerful economic driver for entrepreneurs and creators of technology in Greater Montreal.

According to the OECD, ICT and the Internet are essential infrastructures for today’s economy. Given the significant contribution of the ICT industry to the knowledge economy, competition among host countries and regions to attract global leaders is increasingly aggressive, particularly in terms of incentives. The ICT industry provides over 120,000 jobs in the metropolitan area.

“We are faced with increasing global competition in the Information and Communications Technology field,” added Mr. Pelletier. “Unlike other traditional industries, we are facing a shortage of manpower which could, in the more or less long term, weaken the position of Montreal and Quebec on the world stage,” said Mr. Pelletier. “This situation is even more preoccupying considering that we have a recognized talent base and dynamic entrepreneurs that appeal to investors.” According to the president, our priority must be investing in the workforce, whether through training, immigration or tapping into the large pool of talented “baby boomers”.

The Information and Communications Technology sector plays an exceptional role in productivity, growth, job creation and the attraction of investments globally. “TechnoMontréal’s Board of Directors can further support the ICT cluster by stimulating its development in the region and strengthening its position among the world leaders,” said Mr. Pelletier. It is in this context that TechnoMontréal invites governments, entrepreneurs and creators to rally around major developmental projects and to support innovation, financing and the commercialisation of ICT companies. “I sincerely thank all the Board members who are willing to devote their time to our collective success and bring their experience to the growth and expansion of the industry globally,” he added.

New members joining the TechnoMontréal team come from the private and institutional sectors of the industry:

Mrs. Lyne Bouchard, Vice-Rector of the Longueuil campus and Vice-Rector of Information Technology Université de Sherbrooke
Mr. Denis Faubert, Senior Manager, Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ)
Mr. André Gamache, Strategic Advisor, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

Complete Board of Directors:

Mrs. Isabelle Bettez, Director, CEO, 8D Technologies
Mrs. Lyne Bouchard, Vice-President, Longueuil Campus and Vice-President, information technologies, Université de Sherbrooke
Mr. Pierre Boucher, Director, Research, Ericsson
Mr. Michel O. Côté, Vice-president; Financial Services and Manufacturing, distribution, transportation, telecom, pharmaceutical Sector, CGI Group
Mrs. Pearl Desbiens, Industry Development Officer, Industry Canada
Mr. Benoît Descôteaux, Coordonnateur, Grands projets et stratégie de développement régional et métropolitain, Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire
Mr. Denis Faubert, Senior Manager, Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ)
Mr. André Gamache, Strategic Advisor, École de technologie supérieure
Mr. Michel Guay, President CEO, Gtechna
Mr. Robert Héroux, Global Marketing Program Director; Technology and Services, IBM
Mr. Alain Lavoie, President, Irosoft
Mrs. Guylaine Leblanc, Director, Information, Communication and Technology, Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation
Mr. Robert Lévesque, Vice-President & Partner, R&D Capital
Mr. Jacques Ouellet, Senior Vice President, R&D and Commercialization, CRIM
Mr. Guy-Charles Pelletier, President, Pecunianet
Mr. Yves Pelletier, Senior Vice-President, Manager, Montreal Office, DMR-Fujitsu
Mr. Marc Petit, Senior Vice-President, Autodesk
Mr. André Petitclerc, Director, Investments, Information and Communication Technologies Group, SGF
Mr. Maurice Piché, CEO, College Bois-de-Boulogne
Mr. Gilles Savard, Director Research & Innovation, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Mr. Jacques St-Laurent, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montreal International
Mr. Robert Talbot, Associate Director, Propulsion Ventures Inc.
Mr. Philippe Turp, Director, Strategic Development and Institutional Relations, Ubisoft
Mr. Louis Veilleux, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sologlobe

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