Bill Thompson Award

Award sponsored by:   BC Securities Commission

Recognizing lifetime achievement, this award is selected by the BC Tech Board of Directors to celebrate an individual who has demonstrated leadership in BC’s technology industry throughout his or her business career, and who has served as a model and mentor for others. This award is open to any person who has made a significant long-term contribution to the technology industry and is renowned for their reputation, leadership, vision, mentorship, and career success. This individual must be currently living in Canada.

Evaluation Criteria

The application process will require that the following questions are answered. Please use the information below to help prepare your application prior to submission.

  1. Personal History - Provide a brief bio outlining the individual's activities in the tech community. 500 words maximum.
  2. Contributions to the technology community
    • Can include noteworthy speaking opportunities, awards won, philanthropic milestones, etc.
  3. Impact of contribution
  4. Leadership, vision and mentorship to the community

Preparing Your Application

To apply for this award, please fill out our online application form. 

Applications cannot be saved. All sections must be completed in one sitting. Refreshing the page mid-application will cause your data to be lost. 

We recommended preparing your responses ahead of time using the Evaluation Criteria outlined above, then copy & paste them into the form.


Applications for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Finalists will be announced at TechBrew on May 4th, and winners will be announced at the Technology Impact Awards Gala on June 22nd.


Nominations for the 2017 TIAs are now closed.

Please note that nominations are not required. Individuals can apply for this award without a nomination.

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