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Local High-Tech Group Gets New Leader
September 5th 2014 at 03:36 PM
LOCAL HIGH-TECH GROUP GETS NEW LEADER

Published by The Daily Courier
September 4, 2014

The new CEO of high-tech support group Accelerate Okanagan comes to the Valley straight from California.

Pilar Portela was previously director of software development at SBM Site Services in Sacramento.

Portela replaces Jeff Keen, who has moved on to join Kelowna startup tech company Get In The Loop, which for a $29-a-year membership sends restaurant, golf, spa, hotel and winery deals straight to your smartphone.

"The Accelerate Okanagan team will continue to encourage the creation and innovation of local technology businesses," said Portela in a news release.

"I am dedicated to increasing collaboration between national and international tech hubs, which in turn help local startups flourish."

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