Pictured: Carl Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of SOTI Inc - EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Ontario Winner for Software/Information Technology.
Toronto, ON, Oct. 29, 2018 – Carl Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of SOTI Inc., the world's most trusted provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, is being recognized as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Ontario winner for Software/Information Technology.
Over the last 20 years, Rodrigues has taken Mississauga-based SOTI from a one-person start-up in his basement to a multi-billion dollar global leader in enterprise mobility technology, with over 850 talented employees in 25 countries around the world. He is best known for his passion for continuously evolving SOTI’s innovative product portfolio and a deep-rooted commitment to fostering a competitive technology industry in Canada.
“Our vision is to build SOTI into a multi-national tech company headquartered in Canada. With successes like our recent Ireland office opening earlier this month, and our continuous expansion into new markets, we’re well on our way,” said Rodrigues. “Our passionate team is made up of committed individuals who together are helping to transform the way companies use and access mobile technology. With our innovative SOTI ONE Platform, we believe mobility enables endless possibilities. It’s an honour to be recognized and one that I share with the incredible team I get to work with around the world every day.”
Rodrigues’ visionary leadership is evident within SOTI and throughout the Canadian tech industry. For Rodrigues, it has always been about more than just successfully innovating, developing and selling technology solutions. He has a strong vision for how Canada can nurture homegrown technology companies and create a true Innovation Economy. He actively champions for the success of the industry whenever he can.
“IP is the currency of the future. And, at SOTI, we believe in fostering a more competitive environment of innovation in Canada so we can keep that valuable IP and top talent here,” Rodrigues added. “As leaders in the tech community, we have a responsibility to support the growth of Canadian companies and encourage them to keep their companies in our country so they can create more jobs and contribute to the Canadian economy.”
Rodrigues was recognized with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 award at a gala held in Toronto on October 25, 2018. Click here to find out more about the award.
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About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, with more than 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI extends secure mobility management to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices and connected peripherals deployed in an organization. For more information, visit www.soti.net.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 50 countries. ey.com/ca/EOY
The 2018 Ontario independent judging panel consists of Andy Burgess, Managing Partner, Russel Square Partners; Anne Sado, President, George Brown College; Code Cubitt, Founder & Managing Director, Mistral Venture Partners; Gerald Slemko, CEO, Trudell Medical; Lisa Melchior, President & Founder, VERTU Capital; Mark Gordon, Managing Director, Oncap; and Steve Faraone, Managing Partner, Peloton Capital.
This year's program national sponsors are ICI RDI, The TMX Group, The Globe and Mail Inc., Merrill Corporation, Kira Talent, Air Canada, Media One Creative and The Printing House Limited. Ontario regional sponsors are BNN, TEC Canada,Steam Whistle Brewing, PearTree Canada and Bell Canada.