Hello, my name is Sovita


Sovita Chander is the Account Director for Academic Relations at Prompt.

In this role, Sovita has Quebec-wide responsibility for supporting the efforts of some of Canada’s most brilliant research minds, fostering their partnerships with industry, and furthering their roles in innovation communities. She champions Prompt’s mission to increase the competitive strength of the province’s IT and digital tech industries, playing a pivotal role in enabling Prompt and the province’s innovation ecosystem to thrive and create lasting economic impact. With Prompt now managing government-funded innovation programs in AI, cybersecurity, 5G, and more, Sovita is part of the team that is enabling Prompt’s impact to scale.

Sovita brings over 20 years of private-sector tech experience across the telecommunications, healthcare IT and medical technology industries. Prior to joining Prompt, Sovita served as a go-to-market consultant, working with Quebec-based companies entering new healthcare markets, particularly outside Canada. Before consulting, Sovita co-founded a healthcare data and interoperability firm, Caristix, which drew clients from Xerox, GE, and the biggest hospital systems in the US. Prior to this experience, she was with Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 firm, and EXFO, a global telecommunications supplier.

Sovita’s lifelong appreciation for innovation and building new things led her to serve on a number of boards. As the president of the board of the Morrin Centre, an English-language cultural centre with 200 year-old roots, she oversaw a 3X growth in visits and activities throughout her tenure. She just finished a term as vice-president of the board of the Jeffery Hale Foundation, with a growing endowment fund that supports health, culture and community initiatives in the Quebec City region.

Sovita is a graduate of McGill University. She spent her early years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Washington, DC area. She’s called Quebec City home for the past 25 years.