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Finance Montréal announces the winners of the FinTech Montréal 2013 Conference contests

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. 
Keynote speakers 
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. 
Contest winners 
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 corporatifscategory: 


    --  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.
    --  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.

Other sponsors

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 
LinkedIn group.

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 
competitiveness.

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 
tosaberthiaume@m-x.ca, 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:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130517_C8167_PHOTO_EN_26885.jpg

Image with caption: "Finance Montréal offered $50,000 in prize money to the 
winners of its five contests (CNW Group/Finance Montréal)". Image available 
at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130517_C8167_PHOTO_EN_26883.jpg

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