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This list showcases the top British Columbia based Partner operating in the Software space. If you think a Partner is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Senior Director, Worldwide Partner Group of Microsoft
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About Microsoft: Microsoft is a software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.
VP, Global Business Development & Strategic Partnerships of Appnovation
James Heise is the VP, Global Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Appnovation Technologies.
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About Appnovation: Appnovation is a global Digital Solutions and Managed Services provider, delivering strategy, app development and enterprise integrations.
Managing Partner of Performance Analytics Corporation
With a career spanning 20 years in the technology area, Michael has worked for some of the largest software companies in the world in senior business developments positions. Michael also co-founded a software start-up company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 and he led the company through a successful acquisition process. On a personal level, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. He is also involved in early stage technology companies, sitting on various boards and providing guidance to their executive leadership teams.
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About Performance Analytics Corporation: Performance Analytics Corporation is a technology and services company .
Head Of Partnerships of Unbounce
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About Unbounce: Unbounce is a drag-and-drop builder that allows users to create and publish customized landing pages.
Creative Strategy and Partnerships of iQmetrix
Anne Forkutza started her career in customer experience and digital strategy at the age of 18. Over the years she has utilized her skills to help deliver award-winning campaigns for big brands such as Electronic Arts, Nike, the Canadian Tourism Commission, Loblaws, and Starbucks. She also has years of experience combining business strategy with innovative product design while in various leadership positions at iQmetrix, a leading retail solutions company. Anne is the Head of Customer Experience & Strategy at Cova—a leading cannabis software company—where she leads the creative vision and branding, builds strategic partnerships and continuously strives to elevate the cannabis retail experience while moving this industry forward in a positive direction. She holds a Degree in Computer Sciences from Simon Fraser University and is also a regular mentor at Vancouver Film School’s Digital Design program.
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About iQmetrix: iQmetrix is an IT and service company that provides retail solutions.
Partner of Keboola
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About Keboola: Keboola is a cloud platform helping clients combine, enhance & publish crucial information for internal analytics & data products.
CEO / Partner of InsureCert
Craig Arnatt is CEO and founder of InsureCert, the marquee shopping cart & policy issuance system of the insurance industry. As a programmer, Craig has worked on the core team developing the API framework for InsureCert’s blockchain enabled policy underwriting engine.
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About InsureCert: Super easy cloud-based sales software that brings true customer convenience, ease of use, converting more sales and driving online growth.
Managing Partner of Avantage
As a well known business and technology leader with 20 years of entrepreneurial and consulting experience working with large enterprises at an executive level, Trevor leads several of our key practices and oversees developments within their respective programs and solutions areas, development of the practice team and overall relationship management with key clients and business partners.
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About Avantage: Avantage Labs is a unique experience that blends your ideas with our thought leaders to create new and innovative solutions.
Partner and Front-end Developer of Build On Technologies
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About Build On Technologies: We create simple, yet innovative technologies that have global significance.