November 21, 2005 07:30 ET

Communitech: Get A Life-Tech Giants Lure It Specialists With Jobs, Money And Quality Of Life

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2005) -

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On Wednesday, November 23, Communitech will be hosting Tech Vibe Expo at the Original Motorcycle Cafe and Lounge, 355 King Street, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Potential recruits can mingle and nosh with representatives from RIM, SlipStream, Desire2Learn, MKS Inc., Christie Digital, DALSA and many others.

The event will feature Phil Deck, CEO, MKS Inc., sharing his war stories about rebuilding MKS from the ground up into the fastest growing player in the enterprise software development industry.

From Silicon Valley to the towers of Toronto, Communitech is on an aggressive mission to bring the best and brightest tech talent on the planet to Waterloo Region. Waterloo has the jobs, the money and the lifestyle that makes it the best place in Canada to work for a tech company.

About Phil Deck, CEO, MKS Inc.

Philip C. Deck is chairman of the board and CEO of MKS Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Global 1000. Under Mr. Deck's leadership, MKS has become the fastest growing competitor in the ALM sector through its transformation from a desktop tools vendor to an enterprise solution vendor. MKS's single solution, single architecture product strategy, growth and profitability have positioned it to be a leading enterprise ALM vendor.

Prior to joining MKS, Mr. Deck was Chairman and/or CEO of Certicom Corp from April 1993 to November 1999, establishing it as one of the worldwide leaders in cryptographic technology. Since 1989, Mr. Deck has been a principal of HSD Partners Inc., a Toronto based merchant banking firm that makes investments in, and assists in the management of growth companies. Mr. Deck is a director of the Canadian Opera Company.

Mr. Deck holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Queens University.

About MKS Inc.

MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions for the Global 1000. MKS's solution spans from requirements management to deployment providing customers with enhanced development productivity, visibility over processes, and improved IT controls for regulatory compliance. MKS's software is distinguished by its single architecture and deep integration of features delivering collaboration throughout the development lifecycle, rapid implementation and low total cost of ownership. More information about MKS can be found at

About Communitech

Communitech is a member-based association driving the growth and success of Waterloo Region's tech sector through a vibrant network of leadership, connections and promotion.

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Contact Information

  • Communitech
    Suman Armitage
    Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
    (519) 888-9944 ext. 46