#2016TIAs Recap

On June 7th, over 1,000 people were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to celebrate the successes of our industry at the 2016 Technology Impact Awards. From the Finalist Announcements to the last call at the After Party powered by CounterPath, it felt like the #2016TIAs flew by.

This amazing event is not possible without the help and support of many people within our industry. First, BC Tech would like to thank our special guest, the Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services, for joining us and presenting the Most Promising Startup Award on behalf of Award Sponsor, BCIC.

We also wish to give a huge thank you to our Platinum Sponsors, CIBC and TELUS, our Gold Sponsors, KPMG and Sierra Wireless, as well as our many other sponsors and partners, for making the TIAs possible, along with the Tomorrow’s Titans sponsors, for hosting 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 the Winner’s Circle, view photos in the slideshow below, or visit our Flickr album to catch a glimpse of everyone’s glamorous garb 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 the companies that came out as big winners at the 2016 TIAs and we’re excited to see what the future holds for all of them:

Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award

Company of the Year

Excellence in Product Innovation

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

Most Promising Startup

Emerging Company of the Year

Adoption of Technology

Community Engagement

Person of the Year

Team of the Year

Keith Spencer

Global Relay


Ronin8 Technologies

Aspect Biosystems

Copperleaf Technologies

ResponseTek & Westminister Savings Credit Union


Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO of BroadbandTV

Traction on Demand

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 2016 Technology Impact Awards a truly memorable event.

For more information on the 2016 Technology Impact Awards, visit www.thetias.com.