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BMO Financial Group joins technopolys to support promotion of Quebec's technology industry

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced its support for technopolys, a movement dedicated to the promotion of Quebec's technology industry. The initiative is being spearheaded by businesses, universities, research centres and associations in the information and communication technologies sector.

Echoing the vision of leading digital cities around the world, BMO believes it is vital for Quebec's technology industry to adopt an outreach strategy that conveys a sense of collective pride and enables it to meet the goals of technopolys:

  • To increase awareness of the technology industry's substantial contribution to Quebec's economic health, to grow innovation in future markets, and to support the well-being of Quebeckers;
  • To promote technology sector entrepreneurship, careers and education programs;
  • To strengthen government commitments and support;
  • To foster international recognition of Quebec as a digital innovation hub; and
  • To further the industry's integration with key sectors of the economy.

"Mobilizing all stakeholders in the technology ecosystem is key to the success of a movement like technopolys. This is why we are joining key industry players to show our support and promote the strategy, thereby helping ensure that Quebec businesses remain at the forefront of technological innovation worldwide," stated Claude Gagnon, Head, Office of the President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec.

"The reaction of industry members to the technopolys movement is extraordinary and we are delighted to see how excited they are to team up for the advancement of our businesses and technologies, locally, nationally and globally," said Frédéric Bastien, CEO of mnubo and co-chair of the Industry Promotion site.

About technopolys

technopolys is the movement to promote Québec's technology industry, spearheaded by companies, universities, research centres, and associations in the technology sector.

Built upon our industry's sense of pride, technopolys strives to increase knowledge about the movement's contribution to the economy, innovation and the well-being of Québec citizens, the promotion of entrepreneurship, technology careers and teaching programs, not to mention increased international recognition. The power of technopolys resides in the teamwork between industry players. For more information: technopolys.ca.

About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $710 billion as of October 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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