2014 TIAs Finalists Announced
BC Companies Making their Mark on the World
VANCOUVER, BC– Today the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2014 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Exemplifying the awards theme of ‘BC’s Mark on the World’, the 2014 finalists embolden British Columbia’s reputation for global excellence across a wide range of technologies including enterprise software, hardware, health care and cleantech.
The breadth of technologies being developed, and the international markets that they serve, illustrate the strength, diversity and the increasing global reach of the BC Technology Industry.
"The 2014 TIAs finalists illustrates the continuing maturity of the BC technology industry, and exemplifies the ingenuity, strength, and diversity of our ecosystem," stated BCTIA President Bill Tam. "With companies like these, it’s easy to see why Vancouver and BC continue to gain global recognition as the place to start and grow a tech company." Tam added.
The Technology Impact Awards honour three distinct groups: Technology, People and Company.
This year’s finalists are:
Adoption of Technology
FCV Technologies – www.fcv.ca and WorkBC – www.workbc.ca
Traction on Demand – www.tractionondemand.com and TELUS – www.telus.com
Webtech Wireless Inc. – www.webtechwireless.com and Vedder Transport Ltd. – www.veddertransportation.com
Excellence in Product Innovation
Cooledge Lighting Inc. – www.cooledgelighting.com
dPoint Technologies Inc. – www.dpoint.ca
Elastic Path – www.elasticpath.com
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology
Axine Water Technologies – www.axinewater.com
Global Relay – www.globalrelay.com
UrtheCast – www.urthecast.com
HP Advanced Solutions Inc. – www.hpadvancedsolutions.com
PaySavvy Canada, Inc. – www.paysavvy.com
Traction on Demand – www.tractionondemand.com
Team of the Year
BC Hydro Data Centre Migration Team – www.bchydro.com
Schneider Electric MicroGrid Lab Team – www.schneider-electric.com
Most Promising Start‐Up
Fusion Pipe Software Solutions – www.fusionpipe.com
PHEMI Health Systems – www.phemi.com
Procurify – www.procurify.com
Trulioo – www.trulioo.com
Emerging Company of the Year
Aquatic Informatics Inc. – www.aquaticinformatics.com
QuickMobile – www.quickmobile.com
Zafin – www.zafin.com
Company of the Year
Alpha Technologies Ltd. – www.alpha.ca
Fortinet – www.fortinet.com
Global Relay – www.globalrelay.net
Other awards to be presented at the Technology Impact Awards Gala include:
Person of the Year: Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the BC technology industry during the past year. This contribution may be through paid or volunteer activities with a company, research institution, association, or non-profit agency.
Winners of the above award categories, and the prestigious Person of the Year Award, will be announced on June 5th, at the 2014 Technology Impact Awards Gala, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Learn more and purchase tickets at www.thetias.com.
To download a copy of the media release, click here.