2011 VIATeC Technology Award winners announced

Posted by Rob Lewis

Over 500 people gathered last Thursday night at the VIATeC Technology Awards in Victoria to applaud the technology community's success for making Greater Victoria a leader in advanced technology in Canada.

Now in it's tenth year, the awards went big and ran a late night themed show with props, gadgets and cameo appearances such as Marty the Marmot. The night was filled with entertaining commentary, videos, live music and a giant Flash Mob/ Lip Dub extravaganza at the end of the night, which included 50 inflated Orcas.

Not only was the tech community giving out recognition, but they were also celebrating the re-branding of Victoria, to “Tectoria”. Tectoria is now advertised at the Victoria International Airport, having 50% of the baggage claim backlit advertisements, and is now online at www.welcometotectoria.ca.

The Winners of the 2011 VIATeC Technology Awards are:

 

  • Technology Company of the Year: GeoDigital International Inc.
  •  Emerging Technology Company of the Year: Checkfront Inc.
  •  The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion: Tony Melli
  •  Education Champion: Sanjai Sundher
  •  Product of the Year: PC Health Advisor, ParetoLogic
  •  Executive of the Year: Scott Phillips, CEO Starfish Medical Inc.
  •  Innovative Excellence: Wifarer Inc.
  • Environmental Excellence: Carmanah Technologies Corporation
  • Online Strategy of the Year: Atomic Crayon
  • Employee/Team of the Year: Denis Morais, ShipConstructor Software Inc.
  • Employer of the Year: Reliable Controls Corporation
  • VIATeC Member of the Year: Daniels Electronics
  • Member’s Choice for Service Provider of the Year: LL Brougham Inc., Chartered Accountant

Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and to everyone that was nominated.

Company:
Reliable Controls
Website:
http://www.reliablecontrols.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

A Canadian-owned manufacturer of world-class building automation systems, Reliable Controls Corporation conducts innovative research and development in the arena of embedded microprocessor electronics. With a keen understanding of clients needs, Reliable is able to manufacture sophisticated, yet user-friendly, building automation systems, employing multiple protocols including the world standard BACnet protocol.... more

Company:
VIATeC
Website:
http://www.viatec.ca
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

VIATeC is a diverse organization that focuses on multiple services and events that continue to help grow the technology sector on Vancouver Island. Economic Development is at the core of VIATeC’s goals and all programs and services are designed to further that mandate. Almost everyone is surprised to learn that the Technology Sector is comparable in size to the tourism industry on Vancouver Island with revenues... more

Company:
ParetoLogic, Inc.
Website:
http://www.paretologic.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Based in Victoria, B.C., ParetoLogic is a thriving software company that develops and globally markets PC security and optimization software. Our company enjoys a dynamic and team oriented work environment in which all ideas and innovations are welcome and each employee has the opportunity to shine. If you can match our commitment to customer service and our passion for creating the best software possible, we want... more

Company:
GeoDigital International
Website:
http://www.geodigital.net
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

GeoDigital International offers a new generation of airborne Lidar data collection systems and advanced powerline inspection software, representing the very pinnacle of technology and expertise in this field. more

Company:
Atomic Crayon
Website:
http://www.atomiccrayon.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Atomic Crayon has become one of the leading web design and development agencies in British Columbia. Our team is comprised of designers, information architects, coders, trainers and database specialists that have extensive experience in website development, internet strategy, systems development and technology integration. more

Company:
Carmanah Technologies
Website:
http://www.carmanah.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Established in 1996, Carmanah Technologies Corporation is a global provider of renewable and energy-efficient technologies. From its headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the company oversees the design, manufacture and distribution of a range of energy-efficient products, including solar-powered LED lights, solar-electric power systems, and a unique line of edge-lit LED illuminated signage. more

Company:
Checkfront Inc
Website:
https://www.checkfront.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Checkfront is an Online Booking System for Tour, Activity and Rental business. Checkfront makes it easy to accept bookings and payments on your own website and provides a powerful cloud back-office app for managing your business. Headquartered in Vancouver and founded in 2009, the online booking management and ecommerce system delivers exceptional customer convenience and service. Some great reasons for using... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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