OTTAWA, ON and TORONTO, ON - Ms. Jane Mowat serves as Business Consultant. Ms. Mowat is an Independent Business Advisor focusing on merger and acquisition activities in the information technology industry. Ms. Mowat served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centrinity, Inc. from July 2001 to November 2002. She also served in the Office of the Chief Executive of Centrinity. From September 2000 to June 2001, Ms. Mowat served as a Business Consultant focusing on implementing shareholder value creation strategies. She served as a General Manager of IBM Global Financing, a division of IBM Corporation responsible for the Americas and general manager of IBM Canada Leasing. She served as Chief Financial Officer of ISM Information System Management Corporation from 1993 to 1995. Prior to joining IBM, she served at Westbridge Companies from 1986 to 1990 and at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1979 to 1986. She has been a Director at VIA Rail Canada Inc. since March 2013 and also serves as its Vice-Chairperson, Lead Director. She serves as a Director of MTS Allstream Inc. (Formerly AT&T Canada Inc.).
Ms. Mowat served as a Director of Coventree Inc. She also served a Director of ISM Information System Management Corporation. She served as a Director of Centrinity. She is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the commerce at University of Toronto.
SIPquest, renamed FirstHand Technologies, is a technology pioneer with specific expertise in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). By embedding or bundling SIPquest SIP-based software products with their own products, telecom and datacom equipment vendors are able to take advantage of the growing demand for VoIP services and capabilities. IP Telephony is the superset encompassing more than just VoIP. SIPquest's application and component suite also includes IP-based audio conferencing, video conferencing, data conferencing, application sharing, instant messaging, presence, a multimedia collaboration agent, voice mail, auto attendant, a SIP to H.323 signaling converter, an extensible SIP server and mobile WiFi roaming and collaboration capabilities. SIPquest is committed to expanding the use of SIP technologies through an exclusive licensing agreement with Columbia University's Internet Real-Time Lab and Professor Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Scientific Advisor to SIPquest and co-author of SIP. Located in Ottawa, Canada, SIPquest has the most complete and advanced suite of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) software modules and components on the market.