André Gagné

Passionate about information technology, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Laval University and he has 25 years of experience in IT. His career choice was first motivated by his passion for technology and his need to create and implement solutions that improve people’s daily lives.

He has forged his career through his participation in several large-scale projects with world-renowned software companies and local and international service companies. Over the years, he has used his problem-solving skills, his pragmatism and his mastery of technology to ensure that objectives were met.

He started his adventure at GFT as a solution architect and then moved up the ranks to join the management team in 2015. He has assumed the role of Vice President, Development Center since 2018 and helped establish the GFT Canada Insurance Center of Excellence (CoE). This center focuses its efforts on configuring the Guidewire solution, executing digital strategies and bringing innovations to life. It is with great pride that he now assumes the role of President and CEO of GFT Canada.
He looks forward to make GFT Canada a true leader of the digital transformation in the insurance and banking industries in Canada. Thanks to the strength of their teams in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto, the professionalism of their experts and the undeniable assets that the Group’s strength brings, GFT Canada has carved out an enviable position in the market. To build on this momentum and ensure our coast-to-coast presence, he intends to focus on working with major partners who provide solid and relevant solutions to the financial services market. He also wants to bring to the forefront emerging technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and blockchain that will be key elements that will allow businesses to adapt to an ever-changing world.