Finance Montréal announces the winners of the FinTech Montréal 2013
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
"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
-- 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
-- Traderific won in the second category, sponsored by
Jitneytrade, with the theme of automated algorithmic trading
strategy on equity. Philip Miresco, Founder of Traderific,
presented an automated negotiation strategy algorithm that
automatically generates free daily stock advice applicable to
all types of stocks, including Canadian.
-- Inovestor won in the third category, sponsored by the Montréal
Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives (IFSID), with
the theme of an application related to derivatives. Pascal
Lefrançois, President of Inovestor, presented an options
simulator for multi-leg strategies on Canadian markets.
Yann Bilodeau, a doctoral student in Finance at HEC Montréal, was the winner
of the 2013 Montréal FinTech contest in the Relève universitaire category,
sponsored by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, with the theme of
structured and unstructured data. Mr. Bilodeau presented a software
application that makes high-frequency data available for research purposes.
William Sanger, a student at Polytechnique Montréal, won the 2013 Montréal
FinTech contest in the Découverte category, sponsored by Heenan Blaikie. Mr.
Sanger presented his application, which estimates stock market behavior based
on a mean-variance model via unstructured data (Twitter). The Découverte
prize is awarded to the finalist who submitted the highest-scoring software
application for innovativeness, all contests combined, but who did not win a
prize in the 2013 Montréal FinTech contests.
The 2013 Montréal FinTech Conference, in partnership with TechnoMontréal, is
proud to include many other key finance and information technology groups
among its sponsors and exhibitors, including Analystik, Autorité des marchés
financiers, Croesus Finansoft, Desjardins Group, Finance et Investissement,
FinlogiK, Fondaction, Hill+Knowlton Stratégies, Inovestor, Interactive
Brokers, Investissement Québec, Laurentian Bank, Maples Fund Services,
Montréal Exchange, National Bank, Power Financial Corporation, SAS Canada,
softTarget, and ZEROSPAM.
For more information about the 2013 Montréal FinTech Conference, please visit
our Web site at http://www.fintechMontréal.ca, follow us on Twitter
@FinTechMTL, or visit our Facebook page and FinTech Montréal Conference
About Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster
Finance Montréal was created in November 2010 by the financial services
industry, at the Quebec Government's invitation, and its members include banks
and financial corporations, government bodies (the Quebec Government, the City
of Montréal, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, and the
AMF-Québec's financial market regulator and supervisor), and universities.
Finance Montréal works in the field of human resources and derivatives in
order to strengthen the financial sector and achieve greater international
To learn more about Finance Montréal - Quebec's financial cluster, visit
their website atwww.grappefinanceMontréal.com/en, write
tomanuela.steis@cfiMontréal.com, or call Manuela Steis, Assistant to the
Chief Executive Officer, at 514-287-1477, ext. 323.
For any questions about the 2013 Montréal FinTech Conference, write
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call one of the following members of our
Organizing Committee: Laurent Terrasse, at 514-871-3534, or Stéphanie Alison
Berthiaume, at 514-787-6515.
Image with caption: "The speakers featured at the 2013 Montréal FinTech
Conference drew considerable interest from conference delegates. (CNW
Group/Finance Montréal)". Image available at:
Image with caption: "Finance Montréal offered $50,000 in prize money to the
winners of its five contests (CNW Group/Finance Montréal)". Image available
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