The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) announced the winners for the 2018 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) on the evening of Friday, June 1, 2018. The longest-running and largest technology awards program in the province, this year the TIAs marked the 25th anniversary of celebrating excellence and innovation in BC’s tech sector.
“Each year we are blown away by the accomplishments in our growing community, and the visionary companies and individuals who are paving the way forward in tech,” said Jill Tipping, BC Tech President and CEO. “This year we had an incredible group of finalists who impressed the judges with the quality and diversity of their achievements. From law to natural resource management to retail, this year’s winners demonstrate that technological advancement is the bedrock for industry success and positive social change. We congratulate all the winners and finalists on their contributions towards building a strong, vibrant future for BC and the world we share.”
Winners were announced in front of a sold-out audience at the Technology Impact Awards Gala, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event was co-hosted by Jill Tipping and Riaz Meghji, founder of the philanthropic non-profit 1Karma.
Among the esteemed winners, Koots fixture and Canada’s largest diversified resource company, Teck, was awarded Excellence in Technology Adoption. Committed to responsible mining and mineral development with a focus on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy, over the last 100+ years, Teck has helped to build communities, create jobs, and drive innovation, making the natural resource industry more sustainable.
Other recipients include, ACL for Company of the Year, delivering enterprise governance SaaS solutions that help governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud, and optimize performance. Person of the Year was awarded to CEO of Copperleaf, Judi Hess for her work and leadership helping grow the Vancouver-based software company providing decision analytics to companies managing critical infrastructure as one of the top 20 biggest software companies in BC, and one of the fastest-growing software companies in Canada.
Startup of the Year was awarded to Klue, a market and competitive intelligence platform that helps sales teams to win business. Their platform combines information shared by team members with bot-collected and machine-curated intel from across the web, in order to provide to up-to-date intelligence on competitors.
There were many more outstanding BC businesses honoured. If you’d like to read more about the event and the other recipients please click HERE.
About the BC Tech Association
Making BC the best place to grow a tech company has been the mission of the BC Tech Association since 1993. While their members focus on growing their businesses, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for industry members to collaborate, learn, and grow together. The organization is dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, and advocating so technology & innovation as well as the province thrives. To learn more visit www.wearebctech.com.