Join Isabelle Bettez for the Technopolys panel on building momentum for Quebec’s high-tech industry

8D co-founder and Motivate board member Isabelle Bettez to participate in the technopolys initiative panel discussion tomorrow

Join Isabelle Bettez for the Technopolys panel on building momentum for Quebec’s high-tech industry
November 14, 2017 mchow

MONTREAL, Canada, November 14, 2017 – 8D Technologies co-founder Isabelle Bettez will be promoting Quebec’s technology industry at a speaking engagement with her fellow technopolys ambassadors tomorrow at the Centre Mont-Royal in downtown Montreal.

The theme of “Technopolys: the Momentum for Quebec Technology Industry” will be shared through a discussion panel carried out by Ms. Bettez as well as Yoshua Bengio (Co-founder, Element AI Director, Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithm), Louis-Philippe Maurice (President and co-founder of Busbud), and Sylvain Carle (General Manager, FounderFuel; General Partner, Real Ventures).

Presented by Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR), the speaker series featuring the technopolys ambassadors takes place this Wednesday, November 15, 2017. To learn more and to sign up to attend the event, visit the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations site.

The technopolys movement is a collaborative effort between companies, universities, research centres, and associations in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. 8D and Motivate are proud to be part of the movement promoting the burgeoning technology sector in the province.

To learn more about technopolys, visit

About 8D Technologies

8D Technologies, a member of the Motivate family, is a world leader in the development of the most intelligent wireless, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), multi-function point of sale (POS) solutions, based in Montreal, Canada. The company recently merged with Motivate, the global leader in bike share operations, to provide best-in-class bike share systems and accelerate future innovation.

8D’s unique green urban transportation management and payment solutions include the award-winning city parking system (8D APMS™) and bike share systems deployed on four (4) continents, in the USA (Boston, Jersey City, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC area), UK (London), Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Montreal), and in the UAE (Abu Dhabi).

This solution features 100% solar-powered wireless terminals that can manage both street parking and municipal bike-sharing services. It also features real time wireless payment, remote management and monitoring of all terminal functions and components in wired and wireless environments.

About Motivate

Motivate is a global leader in bike share. A full-service bike share operator and technology innovator, Motivate works to re-envision how people experience and move around cities. Motivate powers over 56,000 bikes across four continents. Motivate systems, including Citi Bike in New York, Divvy in Chicago, Capital Bikeshare in the D.C. area, Hubway in the Boston area and BIKETOWN in Portland, OR were responsible for over 80% of bike share trips taken in 2016. Motivate also operates Ford GoBike in the San Francisco Bay Area which is beginning a ten-fold expansion to 7000 bikes later this year.