BCTIA announces finalists for 2011 Technology Awards

Posted by Rob Lewis

Today the BCTIA announced the finalists for the 2011 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Under the awards theme of BC's Mark on the World, the 2011 finalists reaffirm BC's status as a global leaders in clean energy and innovative software solutions, including mobile computing.

The finalists represent a broad range of technologies including enterprise, mobile and social media software; power electronics, imaging and microprocessor hardware, including quantum processing; and unique lighting and hybrid Stirling/Thermoacoustic devices. Their solutions can be found in a number of environments including healthcare, retail, financial services, research labs, telecommunications, green building and power utilities.

The Technology Impact Awards are broken into three groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards. This year's finalists are:

Excellence in Product Innovation

  • Alpha Technologies Ltd.
  • D-Wave Systems Inc.
  • QR Loyalty
  • SunCentral Inc.

Best Application of Technology

  • McKesson Medical Imaging Group
  • Subserveo Inc.

Most Promising Pre‐Commercial Technology:

  • Etalim Inc.
  • Secodix Corp.

Most Promising Start‐Up

  • Etalim Inc.
  • QR Loyalty
  • Xomo Digital

Emerging Company of the Year

  • Clevest Solutions Inc.
  • QHR Technologies Inc.
  • Vivonet Inc.

Company of the Year

  • Avigilon
  • PMC-Sierra
  • Tantalus

Team of the Year:

  • Avigilon
  • SAP Canada
  • Vision Critical

Other awards to be presented at the Technology Impact Awards Dinner include:

Community Engagement: Awarded to a company and its employees for their corporate social responsibility programs and initiatives that have had a direct impact on the community in which they live, work and play.

Person of the Year: Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the technology industry during the year.

Bill Thompson Award: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated the highest level of leadership in BC's technology industry throughout their business career.

Winners will be announced on June 9th at the Technology Impact Awards Dinner, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre-West Building. Purchase tickets at http://www.thetias.com.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth... more

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