Community Innovation Leadership: Spotlight on Invest Ottawa’s CEO, Bruce Lazenby at CATA's Innovation Leadership Gala
May 9, 2016

BruceLazenby.jpgBruce Lazenby To Be Recognized at CATA Gala

Ottawa - CATAAlliance, Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group will recognize the Community Innovation Leadership of Invest Ottawa’s CEO, Bruce Lazenby at its 31st Annual CATA Innovation Leadership Gala on May 26th in Ottawa.

CATA CEO, John Reid, said, “ In Bruce’s five years at the helm of Invest Ottawa, he has built an organization that is serious about economic development and competitive innovation nation success. We want to recognize this community leadership at the Gala as a role model for others transforming their cities.”

For more than three decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. Winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's innovation community.

View our Leadership Awards Video Sharing Channel where past winners and sponsors share their success secrets.

About Bruce Lazenby

Bruce Lazenby is President and CEO, Invest Ottawa.

Throughout his career Bruce has excelled at driving change and creating collaborative partnerships to meet clear and compelling business goals – with gusto.

After serving 20 years in the military, he went on to serve in senior technology executive positions including six years as CEO with Ottawa’s FreeBalance Inc. Prior to joining OCRI, he was Chairman of the Ottawa Software Cluster for six years and Vice President in Canada for Corum Group Ltd. – the world’s largest software M&A advisory firm.

As CEO of FreeBalance, an enterprise software company, Bruce raised millions of dollars in venture capital and debt financing, and helped grow the company by 300 per cent.

Bruce was also a Chair and executive coach with The Executive Committee – a global network of 15,000 chief executives in 16 countries. Lazenby’s military service covered the Royal Canadian Navy and Air Force.

He graduated from the Royal Military College and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College.

About CATAAlliance

Interact with your Innovation Peer Group Now

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind) Contact: CATA CEO, John Reid at