Marquis Côté is an e-communications and marketing strategist with extensive experience in new media and information technology, and has contributed to over 100 large-scale government and private industry projects. His leadership, creativity and technical expertise have proven to be ideal for project management of progressive digital initiatives. Fluent in both official languages, Marquis brings infectious energy and value to every project.
Marquis’ journey as innovator and thinker started in 1994 when he founded Horizon Media Group Inc. (HMG); a new media design company. In early 2000, Marquis established himself as the Vice-President and co-founder of Borealis Network Inc., a high tech startup incubator. Later, in 2001, he completed a four-year assignment with Industry Canada’ Connecting Canadians initiative, completing its mandate to connect all Canadian schools and libraries to the Internet. In 2003 HMG merged its existing client base with Imatics – a company where Marquis acted as Business Development and Solutions Manager for three years. In the same year, Marquis launched The Other Side Studios, a Canadian think-tank and production house. In 2005, he also launched digitalOttawa; an initiative supported by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) to connect Ottawa’s digital media community with each other.
In 2006 and 2007, Marquis branched to Montreal and joined Codency Inc., a holding company, as a Director. By then end of his term, he had recruited a highly talented production team, managed and advised in the creation of four companies. In 2007, Marquis pioneered government Social Media and Mobile initiatives beginning at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
Today, Marquis continues to spearhead thriving new media initiatives and re-focusing digitalOttawa Inc. on public sector projects in the National Capital Region while enjoying fatherhood of two beautiful children and occasionally indulging a passion for amateur photography.
Marquis grew up on the island of Guadeloupe from the age of 6 to 15.