Fall was upon us in Ottawa, Ontario. The air was crisp and the streets were framed with leaves in a riot of colour as attendees streamed into GTEC – the Government of Canada’s annual technology convention.
For the third year running, SageTea Software was there, this time with a significantly larger presence and a much more compelling story to tell. We had applications in the market and customers who had bought them. We had also just been awarded a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract. Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, BCIP helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market. SageTea’s project involves using our Text-to-Software development platform to create a mining data classification system. The BCIP contract was a huge vote of confidence in our software.
The convention this year was also about connecting with old friends and making a few new ones. David Long said, “It was great to see exhibitors from previous years. We’re like a family there trading stories and talking about our products.” Our BCIP win got us a lot of attention as it opened up federal government contracting opportunities we did not have access to before.
Our new Senior Account Manager, Duane Barry, also joined us in time for GTEC. This was his first convention with SageTea and he reported, “You could see the wheels turning as we talked to potential government clients about the SageTea solution.”
So, a good time was had by all. Two days of getting excited about what we do, talking to people – old and new, and showing how SageTea’s unique Text-to-Software development platform can save valuable time and money.