VANCOUVER, April 26, 2019 — The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).
“The TIA finalists are each excellent examples of companies, organizations and individuals who are fuelling new levels of growth and global competitiveness across British Columbia,” said Jill Tipping, BC Tech President and CEO. “Recognizing and celebrating these innovators is part of BC Tech’s mission to make BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company and the recognition that today every company is a tech company.”
This year, the province’s largest and longest-running technology awards program features a pair of new categories that address what BC Tech and the community identify as key priorities: delivering more home grown scale and anchor companies; and educating, attracting and retaining top talent.
The new “Spirit of BC Tech — True Grit” award celebrates bold entrepreneurship, pioneering spirit, and displays of true grit in the face of business challenges such as talent retention and boosting market share. “Excellence in Global Export,” meanwhile, rewards growth and success on the world stage through the export of technology developed in B.C.
“The 2019 TIA finalists include companies from across the province— from Victoria to Rossland, and represent outstanding achievements in a diverse array of industries,” said Raghwa Gopal, CEO of Innovate BC, the Provincial crown agency responsible for technology and innovation.
Another highlight of the TIA gala on 27 June will be the granting of six BC Tech Scholarships to Grade 12 and post-secondary students who are passionate about tech. (The application deadline was recently extended to April 30.)
The winners of the 26th-annual TIAs will be announced on Thursday, June 27, as part of the annual gala celebration at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The 2019 Technology Impact Award Finalists are:
Company of the Year – Startup Success
The 2019 Company of the Year – Startup Success award is presented in partnership with Microsoft.
Company of the Year – Growth Success
The 2019 Company of the Year – Growth Success award is presented in partnership with Osler.
Company of the Year – Scale Success
The 2019 Company of the Year – Scale Success award is presented in partnership with SAP.
Company of the Year – Anchor Success
The 2019 Company of the Year – Anchor Success award is presented in partnership with EY.
Excellence in Global Export
The 2019 Exellence in Global Export award is presented in partnership with Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster.
Spirit of BC Tech – True Grit
The 2019 Spirit of BC Tech – True Grit award is presented in partnership with Safe Software.
Tech Culture of the Year
The 2019 Tech Culture of the Year award is presented in partnership with Harbour Air.
Excellence in Technology Adoption
The 2019 Excellence in Technology Adoption award is presented in partnership with Accenture.
Excellence in Technology Innovation
The 2019 Excellence in Technology Innovation award is presented in partnership with MDA.
Person of the Year
- Kim Kaplan
- Thomas Ligocki
- Greg Malpass
- Lisa Shields
The 2019 Person of the Year award is presented in partnership with BDC.
About the BC Tech Association
Making B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company has been the mission of the BC Tech Association since 1993. While our members focus on growing their businesses, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for our industry members to collaborate, learn, and grow together. We are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, and advocating so our industry and our province thrive. To learn more visit www.wearebctech.com.
Media assets are available here including photos and videos from last night’s finalist celebration.