The Ottawa Business Journal is going global in its next edition, but also has the latest stories from Ottawa Tourism and the LeBreton Flats redevelopment, print editor David Sali said Friday.
Ottawa Business Journal Feb. 15 issue
The paper, which hits news boxes by Monday, features the quarterly Go Global supplement, shining the spotlight this time on i-Sight, a Carling Avenue firm operating in the case management software space.
“They help companies make sure they stay on the right side of the law, essentially,” Mr. Sali said, adding with the growing complexity of financial regulations, many companies need assistance in remaining compliant.
i-Sight has more than quadrupled in the last three years. With a headcount now of more than 90, the firm serves clients in every continent and 29 languages.
“They travelled half a million kilometres last year,” Mr. Sali said. “They’ve taken this stuff around the world and some of the world’s biggest companies are their clients.”
OBJ also caught up with former Forty Under 40 recipient Marwan Forzley, who is co-founder of San Francisco-based Align Commerce, a business-to-business payment provider using Bitcoin.
Mr. Forzley was recently talking about his industry at his alma mater, the University of Ottawa, and thinks Ottawa could become a hotbed for the fintech, or financial technology, industry, Mr. Sali said.
“We have the talent, we already have the existing infrastructure, it’s a question of how do we capitalize on it,” Mr. Sali said.
OBJ also caught up with Ottawa Tourism’s new CEO, Michael Crockatt, who talked more about his new position.
And not to forget LeBreton Flats, OBJ also spoke with Devcore president Jean-Pierre Poulin about his company’s bid to redevelop the area, as well as whether he thinks there’s a future for the Ottawa Senators in a Devcore winning bid.
The digital edition of the Feb. 15 OBJ will be available at obj.ca at 5 p.m. Friday.