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Steve West, Laurie Davis, and Rob White are among those recently named to new positions.

People on the Move / business

People on the move

Former Nordion CEO Steve West was recently named to the board of directors of TS03, a Quebec City-based sterilization firm. Mr. West is also chair of the board of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.

The Better Software Company recently announced Laurie Davis is the firm’s chief operating officer. Mr. Davis was originally paired with CEO Steve Cody as an L-Spark Mentor. Former IBM vice-president Rob White is now heading the company’s channel development.

Halogen Software recently recently named Les Rechan its new CEO. Mr. Rechan had been acting as the firm’s interim CEO since July. He joined the company’s board of directors in May. His 30-year tech career has included stops at Cognos where he had been chief operating officer and at IBM, where he was general manager of the company’s business analytics division.

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Klipfolio recently was named one of Canada’s companies to watch in the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards. The dashboard provider was recognized for its innovative technology, leadership and early stage growth.

BTI Systems recently was recently recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition as a second-year winner in the competitive Data Center category. The annual awards program evaluates hundreds of submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments and end-user customer experience.

Algonquin College past president Bob Gillett was recently awarded the Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Reza Moridi, the provincial Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. The award recognized Mr. Gillett’s 45-year career in education which included 16 years as Algonquin’s president. The award was presented at the annual College's Ontario Higher Education Summit in Toronto.

uOttawa researcher Benoit Lessard recently won one of the John Charles Polanyi Prizes funded by the province of Ontario for his work on organic electronics. Mr. Lessard’s $20,000 prize will fund his work designing new sensors with ultra-fast response times.

OPIN Software recently won the Acquia’s 2015 Partner site of the Year Award. Acquia, a SaaS firm that offers products, services and support for open-source web content management platform Drupal, announced 16 winners last month with OPIN winning in the public sector category for its work on the Prime Minister’s website.

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has once again been recognized in the Aon Best Employer rankings. The .CA team received a platinum designation in the 2016 survey. The survey is based on criteria including a number of studies and external benchmarking.

Organizations: IBM, Innovation Centre, Better Software Company Cognos BTI Systems Telecom Edition Data Center Colleges and Universities Ontario Higher Education Summit Registration Authority Aon Best Employer

Geographic location: Quebec City, Canada, Toronto Ontario SaaS

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