York Technology Association Announces 2011 Board of Directors: Marie Wiese of Marketing CoPilot named incoming Chair

YTA continues to build strength of its board with addition of tech industry leaders.

June 21, 2010 — On June 17, the York Technology Association (YTA) elected its 2011 Board of Directors, a solidly diverse and representative group of tech cluster leaders.

“The 2011 Board is highly representative of the members of the tech ecosystem and of those companies that the YTA seeks to support in our focus of fostering sustained economic growth of the tech cluster in the greater Toronto region,” says incoming Board Chair, Marie Wiese, Founder of Marketing CoPilot Inc. An industry veteran, Ms. Wiese noted, “Nearly 45% of the Branham 250 top tech companies are located in the greater Toronto region and within the catchment of the YTA. This truly is the centre-point of the tech corridor in Ontario, with a concentration and diversity of tech talent that is not duplicated elsewhere in Canada. We are very fortunate to have the collective talents of such a representative board working together for the good of the entire community.”

Newly elected directors include representatives from gShift Labs, Encelium Technologies, HR Strategix, IBM and leading professional advisory firms. A strong slate of returning YTA board members including Aizan Technologies, Atria Networks, CableTest Systems, Compugen Inc, Dapasoft, End to End Solutions, ESRI Canada and Open Text Corporation will ensure continuity and leverage momentum gained last year.

The new Board reflects the membership of the tech ecosystem with representatives from large, midsized and small technology companies, as well as leading professional advisors, banking, local government and key partnerships with post-secondary education institutions.

The YTA is a member supported economic development cluster mandated to encourage practical learning, innovation and ongoing collaboration amongst technology companies and professional service providers engaged in growing technology related businesses.

“Corporate membership growth by more than 25% this past year is attributed to the great work of our board in raising awareness of the mandate of the YTA and in helping deliver on the promise,” said Patrick Shaw, Executive Director of the YTA. “We welcome new and returning members and continue to look to their guidance and assistance in ensuring the programs and events of the YTA deliver great value to the businesses of the cluster and support the ecosystem in the greater Toronto region.”

* See here for the complete 2011 Board of Directors.

About YTA

Participation in the YTA uniquely places its member companies at the centre-point of Canada’s leading technology corridor, with a connection to more than 10,000 leaders and influencers of the technology cluster in the greater Toronto region. Technology partners are encouraged to view the programs and events listed on the YTA website and to engage in the community that exists to support their business success in the tech cluster throughout the Region.