Electronic Products & Technology

Askida joins the Technopolys initiative

October 27, 2017  EP&T Magazine

Askida, Montreal-based software developer, has joined the Technopolys initiative, which brings together the best technology companies in Québec to make them stand out at the national and international level. This ambitious initiative, which seeks to promote Québec’s technology industry, is being spearheaded by companies, universities, research centres, and associations in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, under the umbrella of TechnoMontréal’s Industry Promotion Working Group. 

“Québec’s technology industry is currently facing a number of challenges,” said Steeve Duchesne, Askida’s CEO and cofounder. “Decisions taken today will help the companies of today and tomorrow reach their full potential. Technopolys is a fantastic initiative that will allow us to combine our voice with that of Québec-based technology companies. Together, we can accomplish great things.”

“To be recognized at home and internationally, Quebec’s technology industry needs a collective strategy that showcases the innovative companies and talent we have here and allows us to take a leadership position,” added Sébastien Barangé, copresident of TechnoMontréal’s Industry Promotion Working Group and vice-president, Communications and Public Affairs at CGI. “The key factor in this strategy and what will allow us to stand firm together is teamwork.”

The Technopolys Strategy will be deployed in two phases: Engaging organizations and companies (2017), followed by a promotional campaign targeting the right audience (2018-2019). The central message, conceived by the industry for the industry, will be conveyed by 5 ambassadors: Yoshua Bengio, scientific director at IVADO, Isabelle Bettez, cofounder of 8D technologies and a board member of Motivate, Sylvain Carle, a Real Ventures associate, Serge Godin, founder and CEO of CGI, and Louis-Philippe Maurice, CEO of Busbud.

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