Person of the Year

Person of the Year

Applications are now closed.

This award celebrates an individual who is a recognized icon in the BC technology ecosystem. An acknowledged leader who has demonstrated business success in multiple settings, is a mentor and role model to others and who actively engages with the community to build a stronger future for tech in BC.

Who Should Apply?

  • Working in the BC technology ecosystem
  • Supported by two letters of recommendation (with contact information)

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

  1. Background and Leadership Style (max. 500 words) – 20%

This award celebrates an individual who is a recognized icon in the BC technology ecosystem. Describe this person’s personal achievements and leadership style. How has this individual delivered success in multiple settings? What 3 words do people frequently use to describe them? Given the theme of “Resilience” for this year’s Technology Impact Awards – what makes them the perfect winner of the 2021 Person of the Year Award?

  1. Business success (max. 500 words) – 30%

Briefly describe the person’s career history and the achievements of the companies and organizations they have led, particularly in the last 3-5 years. How does the person contribute to business success? What are the common themes and what links their business successes to their personal leadership style? Show the trajectory of success and how each contribution built on what came before.

  1. Community impact and ecosystem contribution (max. 500 words) – 30%

Beyond their contributions to the businesses they led, what other roles has this individual had in the community that benefited the ecosystem as a whole? What organizations have they founded, grown or transformed? How do they give back and pay it forward? How does their contribution inspire and encourage others to do more, individually and together?

  1. Letters of recommendation – 20%

Please provide 2 letters of recommendation each a maximum of 250 words. Please include contact information for each letter.

  1. Nominee Awareness

Please confirm the nominee is aware of the application and available to attend the 2021 Technology Impact Awards.