Quasar Systems

Longtime Cognos chief executive ‘dreamed big’ and turned company into global software juggernaut, former colleagues say
One of the true titans of Ottawa’s “golden generation” of high-tech leaders, Michael Potter took a small consulting company named Quasar Systems, renamed it Cognos and built it into the city’s pree
Michael Potter has held many titles in his career: Chief executive, Philanthropist of the Year and even Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force.