In this two minute video, Award winner Simon Ferragne, CEO & Founder, TrackTik Software Inc., talks about the spirit, reality and value of being an entrepreneur. It’s all about the need to create a culture of entrepreneurship in Canada with new ideas being brought to market.
Mr. Ferragne was presented with Peter Brojde Award for Next Generation Executive Leadership Award at the CATA Innovation Gala.
About Simon Ferragne
Simon Ferragne, is the CEO and visionary behind Montreal based TrackTik Software Inc. In just five short years, he has led and inspired his exponentially-growing team in the complete transformation of an industry — the physical security industry — both in Canada and worldwide.
Simon has disrupted the way hundreds of security organizations, servicing hundreds of thousands of facilities across the globe, manage their workforce — helping them to perform at unprecedented levels of intelligence and efficiency, and ultimately, contributing to a safer world.
His company has taken the lead globally in automating an antiquated industry that has traditionally relied on pen and paper.
Offering the first-of-its-kind integrated, intelligent security workforce management cloud-based software. Now used by more than 450 security organizations at 210,000+ facilities — with numbers rapidly growing — across the globe, the technology allows companies to run leaner, more efficient organizations, reduce operating costs, increase revenues, and collect unprecedented amounts of data in order to make more informed business decisions.
As a result, Simon’s business has skyrocketed, growing exponentially in client base, revenue and market share. Today, TrackTik Software is the No. 1 security workforce management software on the market.
Since the company’s inception, TrackTik has received several rounds of funding from investors who support Simon’s vision and are strong proponents of the company’s market potential and unique data-driven solution. Its last round of financing — $45 million from Georgian Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — is enabling TrackTik to take its technology to the next level by adding cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to its solution.
TrackTik’s rapid rise to success has not gone unnoticed by the business community. In 2018 alone, the company was ranked No. 11 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Startups in Canada, placed 36th on the Canadian Business 2018 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies, and received a prestigious SaaS Award for Customer Success by San Diego-based APPEALIE.
Externally, Simon sets an example of social responsibility by supporting a wide range of charitable causes, and garnering the support of his employees in the process. Community giving initiatives in which the team participates include a TrackTik-driven fundraising campaign to support children and families victimized by sexual violence in Montreal communities, a holiday gift drive for inner city school children), and an active Movember campaign.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.