Eric Jordan is the new co-president of the Premier’s Technology Council (PTC). The PTC advises the B.C. government on issues related to the advancement and application of technology in the province.

A member of the PTC for the past four years, Mr. Jordan is prominent in the B.C. business and technology community and has a demonstrable track record of success. He was co-founder of PureEdge Solutions, a software company which developed a unique architecture for digital transactions.

As its president and CEO from 1993 to 2002, Jordan guided the company from its infancy to become a profitable organization with over 70 employees and over five million end users. Their client list included the US Air Force, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. After IBM purchased PureEdge and turned it into its Victoria Software Development Lab, Jordan moved on to become the Executive-in-Residence in the Business Faculty at the University of Victoria.

“Eric has been a valuable member of the council and we are fortunate that he has agreed to assume this expanded role,” said Greg Peet, PTC co-chair. “Not only does he have valuable hands-on experience as a technology executive, he is also a long-time B.C. resident and is passionate about making the province a success.”

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to give back to a province where I have had so much success,” said Jordan. “Technology is becoming an ever more critical component of our economy and working with the council and the Premier I look forward to building on that trend.”

Eric Jordan is not only known for his business success, but has been recognized for his commitment to helping the technology industry grow in B.C. He was selected by Business in Vancouver for their “Top 40 Business People Under 40” award, by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for their Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, by the University of Victoria for their Distinguished Alumni award and recognized by John Manley on behalf of the Canadian government as an Internet pioneer.

Additionally, Jordan was the recipient of VIATeC’s Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion. This award recognizes an individual whose long-standing support has been instrumental in Vancouver Island’s continued success on the world technology stage.

Cheryl Slusarchuk, president of the PTC for the past two years, will remain as co-president and continue her valuable work in the clean technology sector.

The Premier’s Technology Council was appointed in August 2001 to inform the Premier on all technology-related issues and advise government on how to make B.C. a global magnet for high-tech investment, growth and job creation. More information about the council and copies of its reports and recommendations are available on the Premier’s website at: www.gov.bc.ca/prem/popt/technology_council/