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Alithya accelerates the ramp up of its FinTech International Center of Excellence (ICE)

Montréal, September 12, 2014 – To help financial companies meet the challenges arising from ever increasing automation of their business processes, Alithya is adding more than 60 new experts at its FinTech ICE (Business technology center exclusively dedicated to the financial sector). Alithya puts its expertise, and over 22 years of experience in business technology for financial services, to work at its center exclusively dedicated to the sector. The additional FinTech professionals join the 500 consultants already in place across Canada and France to provide a competitive edge for financial services companies looking to leverage innovation to boost their growth and productivity.

“The global financial sector is undergoing accelerated, technology-driven change” said Alithya President and CEO Paul Raymond. “Québec, and especially Montréal, have everything it takes to be a leader in specialized financial technology. All our financial services clients and key industry players like Finance Montréal and Techno Montréal agree that a FinTech ICE meets an ever-growing need. Our center’s international reach gives us the critical mass to import work from other financial organizations around the world to Québec, based on our competitive Québecshore® formula.”

According to Finance Montréal Executive Director Eric Lemieux, “Montréal’s financial industry is very active in developing financial services technology and our know-how in this fast-growing field is increasingly recognized around the world. The FinTech niche is a cornerstone of our financial industry and we welcome projects like Alithya’s that helps strengthen it.”

“Given the ever-growing demand for FinTech experts and the aging of the population, there is a dire need for new talent in the sector,” added Techno Montréal Executive Director Lidia Divry. “This initiative is in perfect alignment with our mission of accelerating the industry’s growth and reach in Montréal, and it will help develop specialized FinTech expertise in Québec.”

“We want to serve our local and international clients from offices in Québec and the rest of Canada,” said Alithya Chairman Pierre Turcotte. “We want to create jobs here, rather than bringing in experts from New York City or London or setting up in countries like India or China. Québec’s financial expertise is growing and with the help of our partners, we are building a critical mass of internationally recognized FinTech experts. This allows us to work closely with our clients and take a collaborative approach that’s in line with Alithya’s values.”

About Alithya

Alithya is a group of flexible, reliable, and committed professionals offering information technology and management consulting services. Our 500 experts work from nine offices located across Canada (Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver), and France (Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Sophia-Antipolis).

For more than 22 years, we have grown by partnering with our clients to support their effective use of information technology, offering high-quality services and helping them achieve their objectives in strategic consulting, architecture, project management, organizational performance, and the development and integration of technical solutions.

About Finance Montréal

Finance Montréal, Québec’s financial cluster, was created in 2010 by key financial sector players at the invitation of the Québec government. The organization’s mission is to improve Montréal’s international reputation as a robust, innovative, and world-class financial locale. The organization helps to consolidate Québec’s financial sector by stimulating growth and the high value-added financial sector activities which are a strategic part of its development. A non-profit organization that groups together 24 member governors, 13 associate members, and close to 100 volunteer professionals, Finance Montréal fosters the cooperation of a large number of financial sector players, who advance the industry’s common interests while working to boost the profile of Montréal’s finance-related niches.

Abouy Techno Montréal

Founded in 2007, TechnoMontréal is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Cluster of Greater Montréal. The non-profit organization brings together members of the private, institutional, and public sectors and significantly contributes to the economic and social vitality of the Montréal region. Its mission is to support and rally those involved in the ICT field of Greater Montréal around common objectives and concerted actions, with the goal of accelerating and optimizing the competitiveness, growth, and reach of an industry that provides 93,000 jobs in 4,700 organizations within the metropolitan region.
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