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FEB 23

Quebec Technology Association awards Jean-Claude Coutu

Quebec Technology Association CEO Vision Event announces Jean-Claude Coutu, President of JOVACO Solutions Inc. as the recipient of the “Coup de Coeur” Award

Jean-Claude Coutu, CA, President and Founder of JOVACO Solutions Inc. a Microsoft Dynamics, Gold ISV Partner specialized in Project Accounting software was awarded the “Coup de Coeur” by the Quebec Technology Association in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit that has driven him for more than 25 years as well as the inter-generational transfer of JOVACO currently underway.

Jean-Claude Coutu was honoured last weekend at the CEO Vision Event in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. This annual event hosted by Quebec Technology Association brings together hundreds of executives within the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry of Quebec to discuss how to expand their business’s growth and to create new business opportunities.

During the ceremony Jean-Claude Coutu reminded everyone that you must be constantly re-inventing yourself within this industry.  It is his vision and entrepreneurship within the IT industry that enabled JOVACO to remain part of the dynamic information systems industry for almost 30 years.  “We are looking to reinvent ourselves once again as our applications are now moving towards a web-based format to meet the increasing demand for a growing number of users to have access to information so that we are ready for the next evolution in management information systems” adds Coutu.

Jean-Claude Coutu mentioned that his success was primarily due to his “passion from the early beginnings within this industry and how we must always be aware of new technologies to make quick decisions based upon current realities.  This outlook has allowed us to nurture our organization for almost thirty years and it is the basis for our future growth” concludes Coutu.

Coutu commented that his next big step is the continuation of the inter-generational transition that has already begun at JOVACO as his son (Jonatan Coutu) and daughter (Valerie Coutu) have assumed executive management positions to better align JOVACO’s current offering and continued expansion throughout North America.

 

About the Quebec Technology Association

The SGF CEO of the Year Award is organized by the Quebec Technology Association (AQT), which currently has more than 450 members and affiliate members (www.aqt.ca/en). The Association represents Quebec Information and Communications Technology companies, their management teams, and industry partners. The AQT supports their growth objectives. The AQT Growth Accelerator provides access to a broad range of services and networking opportunities, while also facilitating access to the best management and marketing practices.

 

About SGF

Société générale de financement du Québec (www.sgfqc.com/en), an industrial and financial holding company, has a mission to carry out economic development projects, with emphasis on the industrial sector, in co-operation with partners and on standard profitability conditions, in accordance with the economic development policy of the Québec government. In keeping with its mandate, SGF is authorized by the Québec government to go beyond its traditional role as an equity investor by offering additional financial solutions.

 

About JOVACO Solutions

JOVACO Solutions is an information technology firm that provides software and services in a business to business (B2B) environment.  In addition to implementing Microsoft Dynamics solutions, JOVACO develops vertical solutions for project management, engineer to order manufacturing and business intelligence solutions used both in the United States and Canada. A turnkey solution provider for clients, JOVACO offers all the implementation services necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of enterprise management solutions.

JOVACO provides project accounting implementation, training and consultation for small, midsize and corporate businesses using business enterprise applications through Microsoft resellers across North America. JOVACO specializes in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft BI; and develops and deploys JOVACO Project Suite to help leading global companies get to market faster and achieve continued success across a variety of industries which include Engineering, Architecture and Professional Services firms as well as Construction and Distribution organizations.