BCTIA Unveils Winners of 2013 Technology Impact Awards

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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."

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:
Global Relay Communications Inc.
Website:
http://www.globalrelay.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector, delivering services to 18,000 customers in 90 countries. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android,... more

Company:
OpenRoad Communications
Website:
http://www.openroad.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

OpenRoad Communications is a Vancouver-based technology consulting firm specializing in the development of custom software that make business and government operations more efficient and cost effective. more

Company:
QuickMobile
Website:
http://www.quickmobile.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

QuickMobile works with meeting owners and organizers to develop fully branded mobile meeting apps that serve as catalysts for year round conversations with constituents. QuickMobile Mobile Event 2.0 solutions create always-on communications channels that allow event owners to extend their brand and interaction with customers, partners, stakeholders and employees beyond the days and locations of an event. By fully... more

Company:
PMC-Sierra
Website:
http://www.pmc-sierra.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PMC-Sierra™ is a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors for metro, access, fiber to the home, wireless infrastructure, storage, laser printers, and fiber access gateway equipment. PMC-Sierra offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under... more

Company:
FundRazr
Website:
http://www.fundrazr.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fund anything with FundRazr - the social fundraising platform for everyone. Get your cause noticed and funded with the crowdfunding app that reaches more people and raises more money. FundRazr has raised millions for personal fundraisers, teams, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians and non-profits like Save the Children and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Create a FundRazr for a fundraising idea or cause you care... more

Company:
Nanotech Security Corp.
Website:
http://www.nanosecurity.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nanotech Security Corp. is a public company trading on the TSX Venture exchange under NTS.V. With a 20 year history as a leading innovator in the design and commercialization of advanced security products and devices, Nanotech's latest venture uses SFU born nanotechnology to harness the luminescence of the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho Butterfly to develop a sophisticated new feature to fight counterfeiting. more


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