André Lapointe
Director of Information Technologies
Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM)
Montreal, Quebec


Serving as Director of Information Technologies (IT), André Lapointe seeks to stimulate IT-based innovation to the benefit of human beings. An executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the IT field, including 10 years in applied research, he is also a Technopolys Ambassador and the recipient of several awards in the area of innovation. The digital divide is a key concern: he believes that narrowing this divide will enable Canada to speed its transition to a knowledge-based economy. Mr. Lapointe is the father of three children and is active in community work involving children up to age 5 in Montreal’s Villeray district.