(BIV) BCTIA names finalists for 2013 technology impact awards

By Nelson Bennett
As seen on Business in Vancouver

Layer 7, the highly successful Vancouver software company that is being acquired by IT giant CA Technologies, is one of four finalists this year for the BC Technology Industry Association’s Technology Impact Awards for company of the year.

Also nominated this year for company of the year are Absolute Software (TSX: ABT), Alpha Technologies and Global Relay, which is also nominated for a community engagement award.

“The 2013 TIAs finalists are clearly making their mark on the world, selling to and partnering with some of the largest organizations around the globe,” said BCTIA president Bill Tam.

“These companies represent thousands of jobs, tens of millions in investment, research and development, and hundreds of millions in annual exports.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the annual TIA awards June 6. Other finalists are:

Emerging Company of the Year:

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology:

Most Promising Start-up:

Adoption of Technology

Excellence in Product Innovation

Community Engagement

Team of the Year

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