OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea to Keynote November’s CIX Event

OpenText CEO Mark J Barrenechea will give the opening keynote address at November’s CIX event in Toronto, the yearly celebration that spotlight’s Canada’s perceived-to-be hottest startups.

Barrenechea’s keynote will come alongside fireside chats, facilitated meeting exchanges, panel discussions, and the CIX itself, a “showcase of Canada’s hottest innovative companies working in Digital Media and Information and Communication Technology.”

“CIX 2014 will serve as the foundation to discuss the important corporate and technological development opportunities within Canada’s technology community,” said Barrenechea. “I look forward to discussing innovation and entrepreneurialism with the next generation of Canadian leaders and technology companies.”

A stranger to few in the Canadian tech and startup community, Barrenechea heads up OpenText, one of Waterloo region and Canada’s tech success stories. He oversees the strategic direction of the organization and has led the company both organically and through strategic acquisitions, into a $1.6 billion technology company. His unwavering commitment to innovation, combined with a dedication to customers’ needs, led him to successfully realign the company’s products, transforming OpenText into an Enterprise Information Management leader.

“Entrepreneurs from across the technology industry attend CIX to stay on top of current trends and for networking, ideas and inspiration,” said CIX co-chair Rick Nathan. “As the leader of Canada’s largest software company, Mark J. Barrenechea is the ideal keynote to set the tone for the event and deliver all of these to our audience. We are excited to welcome him to our program for CIX 2014!”

CIX features interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs in Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media. Occurring annually, the event helps connect entrepreneurs to key players in technology-based industries from Canada and around the world.

Last year, our coverage surrounded a few startups we really enjoyed at the event, including Montreal’s Breather and, Toronto’s SqueezeCMM and Toronto’s Upverter. Check it out here.

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