BCTIA Impact Speaker Series

Posted by Rob Lewis

Next month's BCTIA Impact event features four previous winners of the BCTIA Technology Impact Awards as they share what motivates them to keep pushing to the next level.

  • Technology visionary and pioneer, Dr. John A. MacDonald, co-founder of MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates and now Chairman and CEO of Day4 Energy, was recognized as the 2009 Technology Impact Awards Person of the Year for his contributions to the sector.
  • David Sutcliffe, former CEO of Sierra Wireless, won the coveted Bill Thompson award for exemplifying leadership in business and the community. With a technology career that spans 25 years, David has played an instrumental role in developing the wireless data industry.
  • Andrew Reid, CEO, Vision Critical will explain how Vision Critical’s Vancouver-based Community and Qualitative Team built from scratch a number of products that offer online communities and research service packages to enhance the company’s technological capabilities. The team was recognized as winner of Team of the Year.
  • Dr. Hannes Blum, President & CEO, Abebooks.com will talk about how the world’s largest online marketplace for books supports a wide variety of charitable activities and literacy initiatives, as well as offering a progressive work environment and showing environmental leadership. They were awarded the Leadership in Social Responsibility Award.

As always, BCTIA promises 75% 'open mike' time, so this is a great opportunity to ask questions of these four industry leaders. This upcoming networking reception is on May 14th and starts at 5pm followed by presentations and open mike from 6pm - 7pm. Be sure to register online.

Company:
Sierra Wireless
Website:
http://www.sierrawireless.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and productive from wherever they need to be. In this global, high growth industry, Sierra Wireless aims to be a leader in wireless solutions by being cost effective, innovative and responsive to customers. Founded in 1993, Sierra Wireless’s technical expertise has enabled the... more

Company:
BCTIA
Website:
http://www.bctia.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization promoting the growth of British Columbia's knowledge economy. With a membership of over 2,700 companies, employing more than 60,000 workers in business of all sizes and sectors, the BCTIA is the largest tech association in the province. The BCTIA delivers programs and services that assist in the growth and success of its members, as well as... more

Company:
AbeBooks.com
Website:
http://www.abebooks.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. Millions of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. Readers can find bestsellers, collectors can find rare books, students can find new and used textbooks, and treasure hunters can find long-lost books. AbeBooks Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. AbeBooks, an online... more

Company:
Day4 Energy Inc.
Website:
http://www.day4energy.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Day4 Energy Inc. is a Vancouver-based solar energy company formed in 2001 to revolutionize solar power use in industrial, commercial, utility, and residential power generation. Day4 is dedicated to producing affordable and efficient photovoltaic (PV) solutions that will enable PV systems to grow to occupy a significant part of the world's electrical generation infrastructure. With a management team strong in... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

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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