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Nicolas Darveau-Garneau

Directeur général, Google Québec

Mr. Nicolas Darveau-Garneau (“Nick”) is the Managing Director of Google Québec, leading Google’s business efforts in the province and, together with Google’s lead engineer in Québec, Mr. Shibl Mourad, helping to drive product innovation and customization for the Québec market.

Nick was born in Chicoutimi, Québec and grew up in Montréal where he attended school at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf.

Nick has been an Internet entrepreneur, investor, and analyst since 1995. He was part of the founding team of MSn.com in Seattle; was the co-founder of 3 Internet companies in New York and San Francisco, including imix.com which he sold in 2001; and continues to be an active angel investor in Silicon Valley.

Nick was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Montréal and a seniorequity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, a top ranked Wall Street firm.

Nick graduated with a Bachelors in Mathematics from the
University of Waterloo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Why Are Canadian Companies so Late to the E-Commerce Party?

Did you know that Canadians spend 25 per cent more time on the Internet than Americans do? It's true! Yet, companies and their online marketing campaigns have failed to take advantage of what is quickly becoming, or rather, has become, the best, easiest way to advertise.
05/14/2012 12:08 EDT