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Québec seeks tech CEO-of-the-year

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The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) is calling for nominations for the Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award. Since 2003, this contest, organized by the AQT in conjunction with Investissement Québec, 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 selection criteria includes:

• The CEO's role and contribution to project completion;

• The innovative and original aspects of the achievement that highlight the CEO's leadership;

• The importance of the achievement in relation to the challenges, the availability of human and financial resources, as well as the company's current state and size.

Nomination packages mailed, faxed or emailed to AQT must be received no later than 5 p.m., January 10, 2013. The AQT promotes innovative SMEs in the ICT industry by helping their CEOs and management teams reach business development objectives.

Three finalists will be chosen by an independent selection committee comprised of CEOs of ICT companies and representatives of Investissement Québec and the Quebec Technology Association.

Past laureates

2012 - Eric Bergeron, CEO, Optosecurity, inc.

2011- Claude Mc Master, Technologies D-BOX

2010 - André d'Orsonnens, Druide informatique

2009 - Pascal Pilon, Averna Technologies

2008 - Alain Paquin, Komunik

2007 - Didier Gombert, Objectif Lune

2006 - David Gellerman, Advantech

2005 - Jean Mignault, Technologies 20-20

2004 - Karol Brassard, Nexxlink Technologie

2003 - Dennis Wood.

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!

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.

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