EY Entrepreneur of the Year industry finalist: Geoff Lyon, CoolIT Systems
CALGARY, AB. July 10, 2015 – CoolIT Systems is proud to announce that the company’s CEO & CTO, Geoff Lyon, has been selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2015 in the Prairies region. This year, EY is celebrating the achievements of 43 entrepreneurial stars in the Prairies region through the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program.
Mr. Lyon was named as a finalist in the Technology and Communications Entrepreneur category. The category finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges. One of these category winners will be named the overall Prairies winner, who will compete with winners from four other regions – Pacific, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic – to become Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. The Canadian winner will go on to compete globally with more than 50 countries for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June 2016.
“At EY, we applaud and champion Canada’s entrepreneurial stars,” says Rob Jolley, EY’s Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Entrepreneurs like Geoff light the way for others by accelerating growth and asking better questions. By asking better questions, they find better solutions to Canada’s most pressing business needs.”
The Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year program is in its 22nd year of recognizing, celebrating and telling the inspiring stories of the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business and at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, innovation, financial success, personal integrity, and work in giving back to their communities.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. For more than 150 years in Canada, we’ve delivered the insights and quality services that help build trust and confidence in capital markets here and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
For more information about the program, FAQs and key dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems Inc. is a world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) for the Data Center, Server and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 50 patents and more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table.
CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced liquid-cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution that allows for an edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace.