René Barsalo, an architect of digital technology in Québec

René Barsalo, Director Strategy and Partnerships at the SAT, receives the webcom 2010 prize!

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On November 17th was held the 9th edition of webcom Montréal, an international conference concerning emerging technologies and the Web 2.0. Over 800 participants responded to the invitation, and the event gathered employees and businesses from the sector, allowing participants to learn about the latest trends and practices of the Web. Webcom’s mission is to develop, in Québec and abroad, the expertise of professionals and companies in regards to new digital technologies, particularly those that are Web-related. Each edition of the event wishes to recognize the outstanding work of two professionals that have worked as architects within the industry and that are recognized as experts in international circles.


This year, webcom’s organizers gave the awards to Patrick Lauzon, president of Mediative (a Yellow Pages group company) and René
, Director Strategy and Partnerships at the SAT. While receiving the prize, René explained our latest projects : the development of an Urban Hub, (the concept of an Urban Hub is to offer an open and evolving platform of leading-edge software, digital technology and resources for the creation, diffusion and distribution of digital cultural content), and the building of the Satosphère within the SAT’s new space. Then he conclued explaining that his job was to adorn the organic with the digital without letting it take over

René, the whole team congratulates you !


On December 6th, René Barsalo will be back on the road and will be visiting Shenzhen (China) to attend the annual conference of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. He will be conducting a conference entitled CONNECT! – Community engagement and city branding, and will also present the SAT as a space of innovation and convergence for various communities in Montréal working with digital arts.

For more details, visit : Shenzhendesign.org

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