Former Cognos boss Michael Potter to be honoured at BOBs

Trailblazing tech CEO named Ottawa’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

“The development of Cognos into a billion-dollar enterprise was a 30-year story. During that time, the technology environment for the software sector transitioned through multiple generations ...Very few companies of that era were able to manage such transitions.” – MICHAEL POTTER, OTTAWA’S 2016 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT


Michael Potter has held many titles in his career: Chief executive, Philanthropist of the Year and even Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Next month, he’ll be adding one more. Mr. Potter, who led Cognos for two decades and turned it...

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