With all the doom and gloom surrounding Research in Motion’s (RIM) current situation, the Canadian tech market has been getting a rough rap. That’s a notion Intelex is challenging, as published in a recent article by Techvibes, a great Vancouver-based Canadian technology news publication.
According to Knowlton Thomas, the Techvibes article author:
RIM, which held the title of Canada’s largest tech company for several years, has cast a dark shadow over the country’s tech sector. But one Toronto company believes that shadow consists only of RIM—that Canada’s tech space is actually humming, and they’re one of the companies driving that success.
That’s something Intelex President and CEO Mark Jaine would agree with. As he says:
“While we sympathize with the current plight of companies like RIM, we do want Canadians to know it is not all doom and gloom in the Canadian tech sector. We are proof that the Canadian tech sector is strong and technologies that help companies manage their business and deliver ROI to stakeholders represent a hot market for agile organizations.”
The 2011 Intelex User Conference wrapped up this past Friday, and guests and Intelexians alike had a blast. Three days of roundtables, training sessions, new product talks and more were punctuated by a great evening out at The Boiler House in Toronto’s historic distillery district and a striking performance by A2D2, an aerial dance troupe.
As a new twist this year, attendees were also invited to participate in the discussion and provide insights and feedback on the event in real time through the #intelex2011 Twitter hashtag.
Virgin Atlantic’s Jonathan Jasper (affectionately known as JJ) provided the keynote address at the event, discussing how he leverages the Intelex system – most notably, through the use of configurable iForms – to manage safety-related information and mitigate safety incidents and associated costs. I could go on, but IT World Canada’s Dave Webb did a much better job in his article on JJ’s talk and the relationship between Intelex and Virgin Atlantic.
All told it was a stellar event! Thanks to Client Relations Coordinator Lauren Craig and Marketing Manager Kristy Sadler for pulling the whole thing together! And a special thanks to the scores of guests who helped make it such a memorable event.
We’re proud to announce Intelex has been featured in IT in Canada’s The Sustainability Platform, Canada’s Only Integrated Social Media News Network.
The article, “Intelex achieves rapid growth in EHS markets”, profiles Intelex’s history, its staggering growth, and its future plans.
As writer Mary Allen notes:
In 2000, Intelex landed its first contract for the web-based systems it operates with today, launching a period of impressive, organic growth – 40% annual y-o-y since 2002 – based on private funding and with annual profitability. Jaine notes, “It’s very easy to achieve 40% growth when you are at 2.8 million, but it’s a little more difficult when you are at $12 million. Next year, we should be in the mid 20s and we have been fortunate to keep that momentum going even as we cross through these [revenue] barriers.” Ultimately, the Intelex goal is to be at $100 million by 2015.