26 May Road to the TIAs: Personal Recognition Awards
With the 2015 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) coming up just next Thursday, we’re excited to be highlighting the last batch of finalists this week! We have already featured the Company and Technology Awards finalists, so now it’s time to take a look at our contenders for the Personal Recognition Awards. The Personal Recognition Awards are separated into three categories: Team of the Year, Community Engagement and Person of the Year.
Team of the Year
ACL is a Vancouver-headquartered software company focused on the global anti-bribery and corruption, fraud detection and regulatory compliance markets. Named as one of Canada’s Top SME Employers and a BC Top Employer, ACL helps the world’s largest public and private companies stamp out fraud, operational waste and unethical business. With more than 14,000 customers globally, including 89% of the Fortune 500, ACL is disrupting the entire industry by leading audit, risk and compliance professionals into the cloud and mobile.
Cooledge Lighting is a pioneer in scalable lighting products that can be easily designed into a building by architects and lighting designers and simply installed by builders and contractors without specialized knowledge or training. The privately held company is based in Vancouver, Canada with offices and operations in the United States and Germany.
Vancouver-based Copperleaf helps asset intensive organizations rethink their traditional approach to capital planning and asset lifecycle management. Our C55 enterprise software solution helps organizations integrate planning, analysis, approval, and execution so that they can make asset investment decisions that are effective, transparent, and focused on long-term performance. Since 2000, we have been empowering utilities and other asset intensive organizations to make decisions with greater confidence
Left of the Dot
Established in 2010 and located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Left of the Dot is the parent company of many leading Internet businesses and mobile applications. Included within the company’s portfolio of brands are Christmas.com, YO.com, CruiseShips.com, RentByOwner.com, RentalHomes.com, and countless others. The company’s strength is in unlocking the intrinsic value of million-dollar domain names, turning these brand assets into multi-million dollar businesses. The current flagship brand is the YO! mobile app. YO! empowers users –particularly those users in emerging markets — to share and connect without the Internet.
Headquartered in Vancouver, PaySavvy is a modern, human capital management software provider that offers cloud-based payroll, human resource, and time & labour management software. Our story is simple: we believe that people are the most important part of every business. We want to transform the day to day experience of how organizations manage their workforce by creating collective happiness and empowerment through technology.
Traction on Demand
Traction is a cloud-based technologies consulting and software development firm with unparalleled expertise in using the Salesforce.com platform to transform business processes. We work to make people more efficient, eliminate redundancy and ultimately increase our customer’s bottom line.
Traction is headquartered in Burnaby, BC with another office in Montreal. Traction is one of the first 100 certified B Corporations in Canada and the only certified B Corp Salesforce.com Cloud Alliance partner in the country. In April of 2015, Traction was named a top ten Place to Work in Canada.
The winner of the final category, Person of The Year, will be revealed on June 4th at the TIAs. This is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the BC technology industry during the past year. This contribution may be through paid or volunteer activities with a company, research institution, association, or non-profit agency. Past winners include David Demers of Westport (2014), Warren Roy of Global Relay (2013), and Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite (2012).
To see more past winners, visit the TIAs Winner’s Circle. To see our full list of finalists, or to download a copy of the official release, click here.
The celebration begins next Thursday!
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