Last night the BC Technology Industry Association announced the winners of the 2013 Technology Impact Awards at their annual gala.
Canadian entrepreneur Warren Roy, founder of Global Relay, earned top honour as Person of the Year, while the recently acquired Layer 7 Technologies was recognized as Company of the Year.
“Layer 7 and Global Relay exemplify the world-class companies that we are creating here in BC," stated BCTIA President and CEO Bill Tam.
Roy's Global Relay won an award for Community Engagement, while Vancouver-based QuickMobile snagged Emerging Company of the Year.
"We couldn't be more excited to be recognized as the BCTIA Emerging Company of the Year," said Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile. "BC is a hub of technology activity, launching and developing a number of innovative products and companies that will have far-reaching benefits for many years to come. The Technology Impact Award is yet one more validation point for our business and a major compliment to our growing team of professionals who continue to drive our company forward."
PMC won Excellence in Product Innovation; OpenRoad Communications and Transportation Investment tied for the Adoption of Technology award; Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology went to Nanotech Security; FundRazr was recognized as most promising startup; and Land Title and Survey Authority of BC won Team of the Year.
"Our industry has a long standing reputation of cultivating entrepreneurial talent to grow global successes, and these companies and their leaders exemplify just that,” added Tam. “They represent the passion and perseverance of entrepreneurship that is pervasive in our tech community."