Road to the 2016 TIAs: Technology Award Finalists

The 2016 Technology Impact Awards are less than a month away, and now is the time to shine a spotlight on our finalist companies! Get to know the finalists for the Technology Awards, which are separated into three categories: Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology, Excellence in Product Innovation, and Adoption of Technology.

After learning all about the finalist companies, don’t miss your chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award, new in 2016!

Make sure you are present to see the winners crowned in person at our awards gala on June 7th. Tickets are on sale until June 1st at 5PM and are available as individual tickets or tables of 10.

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

Fathom Fathom, a new division of RX Networks

Fathom can locate, monitor and manage any BLE beacon and thus preserves your investment in existing beacon deployments. Fathom is also extensible through its data and service API, enabling custom data analytics and integration with other software applications. The insights derived from Fathom data are of interest in several markets where locating assets or understanding customer behaviour is desired. For example, hospitals can quickly locate essential equipment and staff and marketing teams can identify popular aisles in retail environments to understand how consumers are interacting with a bricks and mortar store.

Twitter: @fathomxyz

Ronin8 Ronin8 Technologies

We’re revolutionizing the way electronics are made by deploying a closed-loop process for the Urban Mining of electronic waste. Unlike traditional mining or smelting, Ronin8’s engineered process is closed loop, energy and cost efficient, economical and environmentally sound. As a private company in Vancouver, Canada, Ronin8 has deployed a game changing patented technology to the electronic waste vertical. With a focused strategy removing the need for incineration, Ronin8 uses various technology applications, including a sonic generator, to separate and liberate precious metals and non metals from printed circuit boards. The Company is commercial with its first plant operating since March of 2016 and accompanying revenues are expected in early Q3-2016.


Watergenics WATERGENICS Inc.

WATERGENICS Inc. is a private British Columbia company co-founded as a spin-out enterprise from Simon Fraser University by Drs. Majid Bahrami and Farshid Bagheri, the co-inventors of the patent-pending Hybrid Atmospheric Water Generator (HAWgen).

Freshwater is a scarce commodity as climate change, man-made pollutants entering the water system, and over-withdrawal of aquifers are placing enormous strain on supply. Based on The United Nations reports, 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffer from significant water scarcity and will increase to 1.8 billion people by 2025.


Excellence in Product Innovation

Buyatab Buyatab Online Inc.

Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced prepaid commerce solutions for medium and large-sized businesses. Buyatab provides a seamless solution for digital gift cards (“eGift cards”) to be sold on merchant partners online properties. Through a partnership with Buyatab merchants have grown their gift card sales, leveraged the increased consumer usage of social media and attained full compatibility with mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Android Pay. Top brands in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia have received fraud-protection and enhanced brand-awareness through the flexible Buyatab solution. Hundreds of merchants in the retail, hospitality, entertainment and restaurant industries trust Buyatab to help them drive growth, acquire customers, increase B2B revenue, and leverage prepaid solutions into loyalty and incentive marketing programs.

Twitter: @Buyatab

edp EDP Software

EDP Software’s SchedulePro product is a powerful web-based service that allows companies to easily schedule their entire workforce, while automatically taking complex rules and regulations into account. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, EDP has a large base of satisfied clients across the world using SchedulePro across a diverse array of industries, including corrections, oil and gas, manufacturing, nuclear, and healthcare. Clients include Shell, Ford, Boardwalk Pipelines LP, and other Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies

Twitter: @EDPSoftware

Freightera Freightera Logistics Inc.

Freightera offers an online freight marketplace that makes shipping transparent and easy. It provides instant online access to all-inclusive quotes from hundreds of carriers of all sizes serving over 20,000 communities in North America. Over 1700 manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers use Freightera to instantly find the best rates from reliable carriers in Canada and US, online 24/7.

Twitter: @Freightera

Adoption of Technology

OpenRoad OpenRoad Communications

OpenRoad Communications enables organizations to create, demonstrate, and deliver value online and beyond. We’ve combined the creativity of a design agency with the ingenuity of a software development firm to make new experiences possible, thanks to complete end-to-end capabilities that include strategy, design, and development.

With 20 years of experience, we have grown to be one of British Columbia’s largest digital agencies, We have helped a number of clients here in BC, from public projects like TReO, BC Hydro, ICBC, and the City of Vancouver, to private businesses like Electronic Arts, MEC, and Honeywell. We contribute successful digital strategy and execution to projects that are used by BC’s citizens every day and help BC’s leading companies to grow their businesses. We’re also proud members of the BC technology community—from hosting Ladies Learning Code events to organizing the annual Vancouver User Experience Awards.

Twitter: @OpenRoadies

Honeywell Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) helps industrial customers around the world operate safe, reliable, efficient, sustainable and more profitable facilities. We offer leading technologies from the plant floor to the boardroom as well as comprehensive lifecycle services that help to ensure more productive and stable operations. A business unit of Honeywell International, HPS has pioneered process automation control for more than 40 years with a continuous evolution from legacy process control systems to today’s leading innovations such as Experion® PKS, protecting our customers’ investments in automation assets. With more than 12,000 employees around the world, HPS has the global expertise and breadth of resources to execute projects of every size and complexity in the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries.

Twitter: @HWusers

ResponseTek ResponseTek

ResponseTek, the global leader in action-based Customer Experience (CEM) software, connects the voice of over 720 million customers to the brands that service them in over 60 countries worldwide. ResponseTek’s award-winning Listening Platform collects real-time customer feedback across every touchpoint, spreads the insights throughout the organization with role-based reporting, and triggers action alerts to help save at-risk customers. With local offices spanning 4 continents, ResponseTek services a global client base with CEM implementations in over 60 countries worldwide.

Twitter: @ResponseTek

Westminster Savings Westminster Savings Credit Union

At $3.4 billion in assets under management, more than 55,000 members and 400 employees, Westminster Savings is among the largest credit unions in Canada. Known for its customer and community focus, people oriented culture, and sound financial and operating practices, Westminster Savings provides a full range of retail, commercial, leasing and wealth management solutions to meet its customers’ evolving needs.

Twitter: @wscu

Stay tuned as we highlight the finalists of our Company Awards next week.

We hope to see you for the celebration on June 7th! Make sure you purchase your tickets by June 1st at 5PM PST!