Finance Montréal announces the winners of the FinTech Montréal 2013 Conference contests
A finance and information technology hub: 1 day, 5 contests, $50,000 in prizes
MONTREAL, May 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – More than 250 participants from the combined finance and information technology fields came together at the Mont-Royal Centre yesterday for the first edition of the FinTech Montréal Conference, under the honorary presidency of Mr. Henri-Paul Rousseau, Vice-Chairman, Power Financial Corporation. The goal of the conference was to help discover new talent, create networking opportunities, and contribute to the visibility of Montréal’s financial technology expertise.
The speakers featured at the event drew considerable interest from conference delegates and included Michael E. Roach, President and CEO of CGI, Léo Apotheker, former President of Hewlett-Packard and SAP, and Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets.
David Furlonger, Vice-President of Gartner, moderated a panel discussion alongside Pierre Miron, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Information Technology, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Robert Ouellette, Senior Vice-President, Shared Services and General Director, Technology Desjardins Group, and Mr. Apotheker.
The conference ended with a cocktail reception, where the winners of the event’s five contests were announced. During the day, the finalists in each category presented a video describing their financial software application. The evaluation criterias of the jury members were innovation and novelty, usefulness, and quality of the solution in terms of versatility and marketing potential.
“Finance Montréal is proud to have offered $50,000 in prize money to the winners of its five contests promoting the development of financial software applications among corporate developers and graduate students,” stated Eric Lemieux, Chief Executive Officer of Finance Montréal.
Three Montréal businesses were declared winners in the 2013 FinTech Montréal Développeurs corporatifs category:
- Mobeewave won in the first category, sponsored by CGI, with the theme of payment hubs, mobile banking or business intelligence. Maxime de Nanclas, CEO of Mobeewave, presented an innovative mobile payment solution that transforms a phone or tablet into a secure terminal. This solution revolutionizes the world of payment offering simplicity, security and mobility to marchands.