Recap: 2017 Technology Impact Awards

On Thursday, June 22nd the tech community came together for the 24th annual Technology Impact Awards, and it was our largest celebration yet. Over 1,100 tech entrepreneurs, investors, and tech supporters gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the sold-out event. From the application period, to the finalist announcements, to the night itself, we’ve loved every minute of the #2017TIAs. This year’s TIAs was especially memorable not only because of our eleven incredible award winners but also because it was our President & CEO Bill Tam’s final time hosting the gala. Bill was honoured with a touching tribute video, a thank you speech from the Chair of our Board of Directors, Jill Tipping, and a standing ovation. We would not have been able to make this night possible without the support of the community. In particular, we wish to give a big thank you to our Platinum Sponsors, CIBC and TELUS, our Gold Sponsors, KPMGSierra Wireless, and Freeman Audio Visual, and to our many other sponsors and partners. We’d also like to give a special shout out to the 17 Tomorrow’s Titans sponsors for hosting up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs. We are lucky to have so many companies in our community that are willing to pay it forward and invest in the future of tech in our province! If you missed the TIAs, or simply wish to experience them again, please check out the Winner’s Circle, view a sneak peek of the photos below, or visit our Facebook albums to check out pictures from the red carpet and the awards celebration. We would like to extend a final congratulations to all of the finalists and winners who were a part of this year’s TIAs. We love celebrating the best of BC tech and can’t wait to see what the future holds for these remarkable companies and individuals:
Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award  Dr. Alan Winter
Company of the Year STEMCELL Technologies
Excellence in Product Innovation Corvus Energy
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology ARTMS Products
Most Promising Startup Semios
Emerging Company of the Year Trulioo
Adoption of Technology Copperleaf & BC Government
Community Engagement Allocadia
Person of the Year Shafin Tejani, Founder, Victory Square Labs
Team of the Year Clio
People’s Choice Traction on Demand
To see a full listing of past winners from 1994 to now, visit the Winner’s Circle. It was a pleasure to celebrate the best and brightest in BC’s tech industry, especially with all of those who will one day be leaders in the community. This includes the well-deserving recipients of the BC Technology Scholarship, who are the future of tech in BC. Thank you again to our many supporters and friends for helping to make the 2017 Technology Impact Awards a truly memorable event. For more information on the 2017 Technology Impact Awards, visit www.thetias.com.