2012 Digital Alberta Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

After a sold-out gala evening at Hotel Arts in Calgary last night Digital Alberta has announced the winners for the annual Digital Alberta Awards recognizing the outstanding digital talent in the province of Alberta. 

Some of the highlights for the evening included opening remarks from Minister of Culture, the Honorable Heather Klimchuk, a virtual spaceship, mad scientist lab and interactive touch screen technology.

In addition to the judged categories, this year Digital Alberta announced a new People’s Choice award for the Most Inspirational Digital Leader. This award was voted on by the public in the digital industry. The winner of this award is Kurtis Lesick, Director at Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture and Faculty at the Alberta College of Art + Design.

A selection of the categories and winners from last night were:

  • Best in Gaming - Catch the Princess, Robots & Pencils
  • Mobile Application - Poynt
  • Best in E-commerce Solutions - eThor
  • Best Digital Startup - UrtheCast
  • Best in Social Media - W. Brett Wilson, ZGM

Check out the complete list of winners on the Digital Alberta site.

Company:
Poynt
Website:
http://www.poynt.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

At last, an easy to-use, all-in-one tool to connect you with local businesses, retailers and events while you’re on the go. From inspiration to action, Poynt helps transform the mobile device from an everyday communication tool to a powerful entertainment and utility tool. Poynt is available for BlackBerry smartphones, Android, iPhone and iPod Touch, Windows Phone 7 and Nokia Qt devices. Poynt is available in... more

Company:
Digital Alberta
Website:
http://www.digitalalberta.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Digital Alberta is an industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting our thriving digital media community across Alberta, Canada. Through professional development workshops, advocacy work, and business development activity, Digital Alberta is building the digital media industry provincially and promoting it abroad. The digital media industry is defined as the creative convergence of digital arts,... more

Company:
Robots and Pencils
Website:
http://www.robotsandpencils.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

At Robots and Pencils, we love to make things for the iPhone, Web and Desktop. Making things is where it all begins in on our little company but not where it all ends. We also rent our brains, teach courses and angle invest. It may seem like a lot for a 2-person husband-and-wife team but we’re inspired by 37signals philosophy of doing more with less. Robots and Pencils was founded by Michael and Camille Sikorsky.... more

Company:
UrtheCast
Website:
http://www.urthecast.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

UrtheCast was created around a unique vision: to provide the world’s first ever, near real-time HD video feed of Earth from space. Working in an exclusive relationship with the Russian Aerospace giant RSC Energia, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon be operating two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station. Starting in 2014, video of the Earth collected by our cameras... more

Company:
eThor
Website:
http://www.ethor.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

eThor provides a 2-way communication layer integrating social media channels and mobile devices with retail point-of-sale (POS) systems. This powerfully simply solution enables retailers to push live product and pricing information from their POS system directly into the pockets of consumers, empowering them to seek and find products online but consume locally. eThor is a Calgary, Canada-based company with offices... more


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