Three finalists for the prestigious 2014 Investissement Québec Technology CEO of the Year Award

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Montréal, February 12, 2014 – Today, the Quebec Technology Association revealed the names of the three finalists for the prestigious 2014 Investissement Québec Technology CEO of the Year Award. 

The three finalists are:

  • Benjamin Desmarais,CEO, Fibrenoire.
  • Benoît Godbout, President, Sirius Conseils.
  • Martin McNicoll, President, ERP Guru.

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

“The ICT industry plays a vital part in the Québec economy and has a positive impact on business innovation and competitiveness. I’m pleased that Investissement Québec is paying tribute to these business leaders, who are helping drive the Québec economy,” noted Mario Albert, President and CEO of Investissement Québec.

Awards will be presented during CEO Vision, an exclusive event for CEOs of technology companies, which will be held from February 19 to 21 at Mont Tremblant. Attendance at the awards ceremony is reserved exclusively for CEOs registered for CEO Vision, as well as event sponsors and partners. In addition to receiving extensive press coverage, the finalists will present their projects to their peers who will then select the 2014 winner by secret ballot during the gala event on February 20. 

Nicole Martel, CEO of the Quebec Technology Association (AQT), congratulates the three finalists. "Their nomination eloquently depicts the various spheres in which CEOs must excel. Their achievements reflect the recognition of their partners and customers, both on the local and international scenes."

The 2014 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award relies on the support of its media partner Les Affaires, whose next issue includes exclusive video, Web and print coverage of each of the finalists.


Benjamin Desmarais, CEO, Fibrenoire 

Benoît Godbout, President, Sirius Conseils 

Martin McNicoll, President, ERP Guru


The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) promotes the visibility of innovative SMEs in the ICT industry at a provincial scale, while acting as a sector representative. The AQT supports CEOs and their executive teams in their business growth and development, by providing them a real toolbox .Now the largest ICT business network in Quebec, the AQT is a non-profit and self-funded organization representing more than 500 corporate members and members by affiliation. The association provides local and international networking opportunities, improvement tools and benchmarking. The 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. The Corporation 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 administering tax measures and prospecting for foreign investment.

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