Computer-tracing and data recovery security software company Absolute Software was named Company of the Year at the BCTIA’s 2008 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) at the Hyatt Regency tonight. The award comes on the heels of a stellar year that saw the company double business, add 90 employees, expand its product portfolio and international reach and win the accolades of analysts for strong performance.
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.
Other winners include:
- Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology - Burnaby’s Lignol Energy Corp.
- Excellence in Product Innovation - Kodak Graphic Communications
- Best Application of Technology - MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Corp.
- Most Promising Start-up - Vancouver’s Rx Networks Inc.
- Emerging Company of the Year - Burnaby’s Day4Energy Inc.
- Team of the Year - Vision Critical’s Community and Qualitative Team
- Leadership in Social Responsibility - Victoria’s AbeBooks