BCTIA announces Technology Impact Award finalists


Since 1994, the BCTIA has been celebrating the success of British Columbia companies with the Technology Impact Awards, which is dedicated to putting the spotlight on companies putting BC on the map. For its 2016 edition, the organization announced the finalists across ten categories.

This year, BCTIA is also introducing a new People’s Choice award for the first time, which will be presented to the company that the BC tech community feels best exemplifies “The Spirit of BC Tech.” Voting is open to the public.

“The BC tech industry has had another incredible year, and the 2016 TIAs finalists are a testament to that fact,” said Bill Tam, BCTIA President and CEO, on the BCTIA website. “Our finalists represent the very best in their categories, exemplifying the leadership that many BC Tech companies have achieved in delivering solutions to customers and partners around the globe. The TIAs celebrate excellence in every respect and demonstrate the incredible people, innovation and growth that make BC the best place to grow a tech company.”

The winning companies will be announced on June 7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For tickets — and to ensure you don’t miss the Early Bird special — check out the website here.

The Impact Awards finalists for this year include:

Adoption of Technology

OpenRoad Communications and Honeywell Process Solutions
ResponseTek and Westminster Savings Credit Union

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

Fathom, a new division of Rx Networks
Ronin8 Technologies Inc.
Watergenics Inc.

Excellence in Product Innovation

Buyatab Online Inc.
EDP Software
Freightera Logistics Inc.

Community Engagement

Traction on Demand
Victory Square Labs

Team of the Year

Traction on Demand

Most Promising Startup

Aspect Biosystems
InvestX Capital Ltd.
RESAAS Services Inc.

Emerging Company of the Year

Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

Person of the Year

Dan Eisenhardt, General Manager, New Devices Group, Intel Corporation
Elicia Maine, Academic Director, Science & Technology Commercialization, and Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, SFU Beedie School of Business
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV

Company of the Year

Bit Stew Systems
Global Relay

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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