#2015TIAs … DONE!

Author: BC Tech Association

Celebrating the Achievements of BC’s Tech Industry at the 2015 TIAs

On June 4th, over 1,000 people were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to celebrate the successes of our industry at the 2015 Technology Impact Awards. From the announcement of the Finalists at TechBrew to the very last drink served at the Tech Block Party, it seemed like the TIAs lasted only a moment, and were over before we knew it.

This event is not possible without the help and support of many people within our industry. First, the BCTIA would like to thank our special guest, the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of BC, for joining us and delivering an inspiring welcome address. We would also like to thank MLAs George Heyman and Bruce Ralston, as well as Co-Chair of the Premier’s Technology Council, Greg Peet for being with us. We also wish to extend a special thank you to the Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, for not only joining us at the TIAs, but for presenting the Most Promising Startup Award on behalf of Award Sponsor, BCIC.

We also wish to give a BIG thank you to our generous sponsors, for making the TIAs possible, along with the Tomorrow’s Titans sponsors, for hosting close to 100 tech entrepreneurs as part of the Tomorrow’s Titans Programs. This “pay it forward” attitude is part of what makes BC one of the best places to start and grow a tech company.

If you missed the TIAs, or simply wish to experience them again, please check out some highlights from our event feed (courtesy of Tradable Bits), view photos in the slideshow below, or visit our Flickr album to catch a glimpse of everyone’s sartorial splendor from the red carpet, the awards dinner and the after party.

We were glad to celebrate so many deserving companies honoured with both nominations and awards for a job well done this past year. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight our members that came out as big winners at the 2015 TIAs and we’re excited to see what the future holds for all of them:

Company of the Year

Person of the Year

Emerging Company of the Year

Most Promising Startup

Excellence in Product Innovation

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

Adoption of Technology

Team of the Year

Community Engagement

Sierra Wireless

Jeff Booth, President & CEO, BuildDirect

Cooledge Lighting

Optigo Networks


Axine Water Technologies

Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports


Left of the Dot Media Inc.

To see a full listing of past winners from 1994 to now, visit the Winner’s Circle, and to download a copy of the 2015 Technology Impact Awards news release, click here.

It was a pleasure to celebrate the best and brightest in BC’s tech industry, especially with all of those who will one day grow as leaders in the community. This includes the well-deserving recipients of the BC Technology Scholarship, who are paving the way to the future of tech in BC.

Thank you again to our many supporters and friends for helping to make the 2015 Technology Impact Awards a truly memorable event.

For more information on the 2015 Technology Impact Awards, visit www.thetias.com.